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Brian Hether

September 4, 1961 — January 1, 2024

Mount Airy

Brian Hether, a loving husband, devoted father, cherished friend, peacefully passed away on January 1, 2024, at his residence with his wife by his side. Born on September 4, 1961, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Brian spent his formative years in Madison before embarking on a fruitful career and a life filled with joy and laughter.

Throughout his impressive career spanning several decades, Brian made significant contributions to various industries. He was a civilian employee for the Department of Navy before taking on the role of Manager of Data Warehousing Solutions at the Washington Post for 25 years. Brian's thirst for knowledge led him to studying at The University of Wisconsin and finishing his Bachelor’s’ Degree at Albany, as well as, earning his Master’s Degree at George Mason University. His expertise in technology and consulting also led him to eight fulfilling years as a technology consultant before his well-deserved retirement on August 31, 2023.

While Brian was undeniably accomplished in his professional life, it was his personal passions that truly defined him. A fierce supporter of sports teams such as the Badgers, Terps, Packers, and Redskins, Brian radiated enthusiasm when cheering for his favorite teams (especially, the Hot Mess Bowling Team). But, above all else, he was most proud to cheer on and be referred to as Jeanie’s husband, roadie, and groupie. 

Away from work and sports, Brian found great joy in his hobbies and interests - most important to note, because of who he spent them with. He enjoyed hitting balls and playing rounds of golf with his friends and wife, Jeanie, with one of his favorite courses being Rattlewood (whether it was for Jeanie’s burgers or butt whooping). Until his death Brian stayed extremely close with his childhood best-friends Scott and Randy, and also looked forward to their yearly golf trips together alongside the BCI group. When summer rolled around, Brian spent many hours in his backyard soaking up the sun lounging by the pool with a cold beer or cigar and enjoyed anything Sci-fy. Regardless of the occasion, Brian alongside his family and friends, could be found around town enjoying a good meal together. These moments of relaxation and quality time were his most cherished.

Brian's professional achievements were undoubtedly impressive and they extended beyond the boundaries of his career. His dedication to his work resulted in being published for his technical contributions in esteemed publications such as the Business Intelligence Journal and BW Expert. Additionally, he completed a Professional Certificate Program in Business Administration from Georgetown University. These accomplishments were a testament to Brian's unwavering commitment to excellence, but his family was his proudest accomplishment and he loved spending time and making memories with them.

In this time of profound loss, Brian is survived by his loving wife, Jeanie. Caring mother, Annette. Adoring children, Bryce, (Lindsay), Kyle, Matt, and Kendal. Wonderful sisters, Angie and Julie. And two faithful companions, Chunk-Chunk and Oatie – his beloved dogs who brought immeasurable joy to his life. He was preceded in death by his father, Dan.

Brian Hether will forever be remembered for his contagious laughter, unwavering love for family and friends, and his ability to find joy in simple pleasures. As we bid farewell to a remarkable individual who touched numerous lives throughout his journey, let us cherish the memories we shared with Brian as a reminder of how he brightened our lives with empathy, kindness, and an unyielding sense of humor.

Rest easy now dear Brian, knowing that your memory will live on in those whose lives you touched so profoundly. 

 

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