Andrew J. Bettman

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Andrew J. Bettman died on March 5 in St. Louis, Mo. from complications of lung cancer.

He was the husband of Maureen Miller Bettman; brother of Lewis Bettman III and the late Paul Buddy Ullman Bettman; son of the late Lewis Bettman and the late Marian (the late Richard) Cronheim; uncle of Eric (Caty) Lobser, Ann Lyle and Christopher Miller; nephew of Emily Ullman; brother-in-law of James and Linda Miller; and great-uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Special thanks to Barnes Hospital Heart Transplant team of St. Louis, Mo., especially Dr. Nader Moazami, Dr. Greg Ewald, Dr. Edward Geltman, Joan Krull R.N. and Jennifer Manolis, A.C.S.W. and the oncology team.

Mr. Bettman was a former alderman and chairman of the Police and Fire boards of Frontenac, Mo. Gov. Bob Holden appointed him to the Missouri State 911 Commission. He was a current board member of the Animal Protective Association.

Mr. Bettman was co-owner of Marvic Minerals in St. Louis, Mo., owned Tri-State Minerals and was a member of the Society of Mining Engineers. He was an avid boater and fisherman and enjoyed spending time in Eureka Springs at a second home on Steele St. In addition to being an award-winning amateur photographer, he authored several articles in the Ozarks Mountaineer.

As a recipient of a heart transplant in 2005, Andrew formed a close relationship with his donor's family. He, in turn, graciously donated his corneas upon his death.

A funeral Mass was held on March 9 at Ste. Genevieve du Bois Church in St. Louis, Mo. He was entombed at Valhalla Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Protective Assoc., 1705 S. Hanley, Brentwood, MO 63144 or the Heart Transplant Assoc., Attn: Sec'y. Janet Hupp, 1808 Lincoln Knolls, Edwardsville, IL 62025.