Manny Hector Moser, MD Obituary

Manny Hector Moser, MD, 87, of Holton, KS, died Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, KS. He was born November 27, 1934 in Horton, KS, the son of Dr. Roy Hector and Ada Merle (Cozad) Moser.

Manny graduated from Holton High School in 1952 and won 29 track and field medals. He attended one year at Independence Junior College from 1952 to 1953, where he won an NCAA national track medal in the mile relay. From 1953 to 1956 he attended Washburn University, earning an AB (Bachelor of Art) degree. Manny attended the University of Kansas Medical School from 1956 to 1960, earning an MD (Doctorate of Medicine) and an Honorary Lifetime Fellowship in the Alpha Omega Alpha Society. He completed a one-year internship in surgery and three years of general surgery from 1960 to 1964 at Kansas University Medical Center. Manny also spent 2 years, from 1964 to 1966, in plastic surgery residency at Missouri University Medical School in Kansas City, MO. In 1966, he volunteered to join the US Army as Chief 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 retirement, he worked for four years part-time as a consultant and expert witness in court proceedings and in the Workman Comp case. He taught human anatomy at Highland Community College in the fall of 1997. Manny has established several scholarships for nurses and medical students including: Cynthia T. Dempsey/Moser at Reading Hospital in Reading, PA and Roy H. Moser, MD and Manny Moser, MD Fellowship for Medical Students at the University of Kansas Medical School. He wrote many medical and surgical articles, in total 9 from 1960 to 1986 they were printed in national newspapers. He also presented 2 of his papers at the International Plastic Surgery Meeting in Rome, Italy.

He was a life member of the 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, Society Medical Society of New Jersey, Berks County Medical Society and New York Academy of Sciences.

Manny was known for Albert Einstein’s largest private library. He not only exhibited his treasured items for many years, but he also chose to donate several 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 closer to his family.

He married Martha Jane Harrison in 1954; they later divorced.

Survivors include his daughter, Marda Jane Drobek (Carl) of Holton, KS; son, Mathew Hector Moser (Stephanie) of Mayetta, KS; sister, Carol Miller (Chris) of Holton, KS; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Ada Moser and a sister, Lanora “Helen” Proctor.

Private Family Graveside will be in Holton Cemetery. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is making arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Heart of Jackson Humane Society c/o Mercer Funeral Home, PO Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com.

Posted on September 21, 2022

Posted in Topeka Capital Journal

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