Bill Bettis

I received this email last week from  Hal Peper <>

Subject: Wilbur 3pm   3/1/2017

Wilbur Bettis underwent major arterial surgery for 12 hrs.  two and a half weeks ago at UCLA.  He has remained in ICU since then. His sistervar link = document.getElementById('link2736');link.onclick = function(){document.location = link.getAttribute('href');} Trish just sent me a message thatvar link = document.getElementById('link2736');link.onclick = function(){document.location = link.getAttribute('href');} he  passed away while holding her hand an hour ago. I will keep all of you informed as I learn more.        Hal

I am waiting to get an Obit for Bill and I will post it here.

Bill was a great person and I am sad to hear of his passing.







4 responses to “Bill Bettis”

  1. david timmerman Avatar
    david timmerman

    My dad flew on b-24 in italy and my uncle was one of only two american test pilots in england during ww2 at that time. They never talked about the war ,so when I heard about the resturaunt Mr. Bettius gave me a personel tour of his place and of all the memorbilia inside. I can’t tell you what it meant to me and to see, and have someone explain to me what a rare collection that was inside. It was a museum and like going back in time with all the real stories that went with it. There will never be a place like that again. What a great restaurant and a great man.

  2. Kathleen (Kathy Dapper) Avatar
    Kathleen (Kathy Dapper)

    I’m so sad because Bill’s career at the Nieuport 17 really created happy times for me. He is missed. I will always hold him and his restaurant in my heart. What a guy!!!!!

  3. Trish Wimbrow-Dwyer Avatar
    Trish Wimbrow-Dwyer

    Thanks, everyone, for helping puzzle-piece his Obituary together. Being 19 years younger than Bill, I’m finding myself in over my head and out of my element.
    ~Trish Wimbrow-Dwyer (Bill’s “Baby Sister”)

    1. Brenda Martin Avatar
      Brenda Martin

      Has there been a service for Bill or is there going to be one? He was a part of life for many of us!

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