Manny Moser 1934-2022
Manny Hector Moser M.D., 87, of Holton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.
He was born Nov. 27, 1934 in Horton, the son of Dr. Roy Hector and Ada Merle (Cozad) Moser.
Manny graduated from Holton High School in 1952 and earned 29 track medals. He attended one year at Independence Junior College from 1952 to 1953 and earned a national NCAA track medal in the mile relay. From 1953 to 1956, he attended Washburn University, graduating with an AB (bachelor of arts) degree. Manny attended The University of Kansas School of Medicine from 1956 to 1960, graduating with an M.D. (Doctor of Medicine Degree) and a lifetime honorary academic membership to Alpha Omega Alpha Society.
He served one year internship in surgery and three years of general surgery from 1960 to 1964 at The University of Kansas Medical Center. Manny also spent two years, 1964 to 1966, of plastic surgery residency at Missouri University Medical School in Kansas City, Mo. In 1966, he volunteered to join the U.S. Army as Head of Plastic Surgery at Valley Forge General Hospital.
Manny was in private practice, Proserpi-Moser Plastic Surgery Clinic, from 1968 to 1993 in Reading, Pa. After retiring, for four years he worked part-time as a consultant and expert witness in legal proceedings and worker’s compensation cases. He taught human anatomy at Highland Community College in the fall of 1997.
Manny established multiple scholarships for nurses and medical students, including Cynthia T. Dempsey/Moser at Reading Hospital in Reading, Pa., and Roy H. Moser M.D. and Manny Moser M.D. Scholarship for medical students at The University of Kansas School of Medicine. He wrote many medical/surgery papers, a total of nine from 1960 to 1986; they were printed in national journals. He also presented two of his papers at the international plastic surgery meeting in Rome, Italy.
He was a life-time member of Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, American Association for Hand Surgery, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Medical Society, Robert H. Ivy Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Kansas Medical Society, New Jersey Medical Society, Berks County Medical Society and The New York Academy of Sciences.
Manny was known for the largest private library of Albert Einstein. He not only displayed his treasured items for many years, he also chose to donate multiple items for others to enjoy.
He also owned and managed many farms on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation until the 1980s.
In 1997, Manny moved to Holton to be close to his family.
He married Martha Jane Harrison in 1954; they later divorced.
Survivors include his daughter, Marda Jane Drobek (Carl) of Holton; his son, Mathew Hector Moser (Stephanie) of Mayetta; a sister, Carol Miller (Chris) of Holton; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Ada Moser; and a sister, Lanora “Helen” Proctor.
Private family graveside services will be held in Holton Cemetery. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Heart of Jackson Humane Society, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com