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Ted Wesley Trendt

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Ted Wesley Trendt Obituary
MONTEREY – Ted Wesley Trendt, 78, known affectionately as Coach Trendt, passed away peacefully at home on March 13, 2014 holding his wife's hand. He had been on Hospice care for eight months.
Ted was born September 4, 1935 in Los Angeles, CA, the son of Joseph Frank (Buster) and Letha Trendt. At age two he moved to Holtville in the Imperial Valley. Always athletic, he played football and baseball and ran track in high school and went on to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he played water polo. He acquired a BS and Masters degree at Cal Poly. He taught history and science for five years at Hanford High and started an aquatics program there. In 1964 he moved to Monterey where he was hired as head coach of aquatics at Monterey Peninsula College. During his 49 years at MPC, he taught water polo, competitive swim teams, swimming, diving, life saving and sailing. He also had a private swim club, the Monterey Bay Swim Club. Ted enjoyed a rich and varied life and his interests reflected this diversity. He loved all sports, playing chess, reading, woodworking, building, skiing and watercolor painting. He was a docent at Point Sur Lighthouse for ten years. He loved touring the U.S. and Canada in his RV, fishing along the way and traveling through Europe where he added in new countries with each visit. His favorite countries were Italy and Switzerland.
Ted was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean and his sister, Beverly.
He is survived by his two daughters, Judi Forestelle (Bill) and Kim Gruba (Doug); his stepdaughter, Michelle Lockwood (Ron); six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and his wife, Janis Trendt.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Monterey, 3001 Salinas Hwy., Monterey, CA 93940.
Funeral arrangements are by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home. For more information and to share a memory, visit: www.struveandlaporte.com.
Published in The Monterey Herald on Mar. 18, 2014
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