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In Loving Memory

Bushur, Gregory John

Gregory John Bushur, 72, of Arnold, Missouri passed away September 26, 2023. Greg, as he was known to friends and family, was born March 26, 1951, in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was the oldest of seven siblings, and the son of Marie and Fidelis “John” Bushur. As a child he was fascinated by the real-life space adventures he witnessed when on July 20, 1969, he watched the moon landing on his television along with the rest of America and the world. This event helped to ignite his lifelong passion for science.
Greg served in the United States Marine Corps as a radio technician stationed in Twenty-Nine Palms, California and Okinawa, Japan. While stationed in Okinawa, he studied the martial art of Matsumura Orthodox Shōrin-ryū Karate-Do at Hohan Sōken’s honbu dojo. He eventually earned a blackbelt before he returned home. He would carry the teachings from this period with honor and pride for the rest of his life.
After returning home, Greg attended Purdue University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics and met his future wife, Catherine McAndrews, who would eventually graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.
After graduation, he and Cathy made their home in Louisiana as Greg worked as an engineer on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico and in the oil fields of Texas and Oklahoma. Eventually, Greg left his career in the oil industry and accepted a position in St. Louis, Missouri as an intelligence analyst in what is now known as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Greg quickly became one of the foremost experts in his field, and eventually became one of the agency’s best instructors.
In his spare time, Greg enjoyed reading, drinking coffee, practicing karate, camping, backpacking, listening to his favorite music, and he loved watching his favorite movies and tv shows, including Star Trek, Star Wars, and the Lord of the Rings. He was also active in his community as a leader of his son’s Boy Scouts of America troop 474 and served for many years on his subdivision’s board of trustees. Greg retired from NGA in 2016 with over 30 years of combined federal service. He was respected and beloved. He was sadly diagnosed with early-onset unspecified dementia after he retired. He moved into Memory Care at Friendship Village in Sunset Hills in the summer of 2019 where he was well-regarded and well-cared for by everyone there in his final years before he finally succumbed to complications of the Covid-19 virus at the DeGreeff Hospice House.
Greg was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Bushur née McAndrews who passed away in 2009. He is survived by his daughter, Mary Bushur, his son John Bushur, and his three grandchildren, Astrid, Ephraim, and Jonas Bushur along with his siblings, Richard Bushur, Jeanne-Marie Morris, Kathryn Bushur, Jeffrey Bushur, Jennifer Bushur, and Mark Bushur, along with their wives, and his surviving friends.

Services: Visitation at Kutis South County Chapel 5255 Lemay Ferry Road on Saturday, October 14 from 9:00 AM until service at 12:00.
The family suggests contributions to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund at: https://curealz.org/giving/donate/

“End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path. One that we all must take. The grey rain curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass. And then you see it…White shores…and beyond. A far green country into a swift sunrise.”



3 thoughts on “Bushur, Gregory John”

  1. There were so many things I admired about my brother-in-law Greg. His intelligence and his almost super human strength were amazing; his incisive wit was a joy! There are many Greg Bushur stories that I won’t ever forget. He was a powerfully unique individual; I will mourn his loss.

  2. I will miss Greg,but will treasure memories of him. I am consoled thinking of Greg and Cathy together again in the Glorious Hereafter.

  3. I am sorry for losing Greg to Heaven, but he is with GOD now! For the Bible tells us t0 be absent from the body is to be with the LORD. Anyway I remember when I visited them back in 2006 or so, we went to the ST Louis ZOO.we had a
    blast anyway I am that I knew him as a friend.


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