Obituary, Dr. Herbert C. Mannsman Jr.

Dr. Herbert Charles Mansmann Jr., 83, of Rangeley died Sept. 4 2007, at Franklin Memorial Hospital, in Farmington Maine.Dr. Mansmann

He was born April 11, 1924, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of Herbert Charles and Aletha (Taylor) Mansmann Sr. He met his wife-to-be, Margaret Miller in 1943, at the age of 20 and married her in August 1947.

He then went off to serve his country in the U.S. Army infantry during World War II in the European theater, where he was injured durring the Battle of the Bulge. Margaret wrote to him every day.

Upon returning home, he looked beyond his obsession with football and went on to graduate from the Jefferson Medical College in Philladelphia, Pa., in 1951. As a physician, he went on to teach and become the director of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at the Jefferson Medical College.

He was also the medical director of the Childrens Heart Hospital in Pennsylvania for five years, and the executive secretary of the Board of A & I for 25 years. He and his wife retired to live in their beloved camp on Dodge Pond in Rangeley, where the whole family has been coming for many years to enjoy hunting, fishing and skiing. Since retiring, he had been doing research on magnesium and was currently working on putting this research into a book.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Margaret; a daughter, Margaret Karen Mosakowski, and her husband, Robert, of Florida; five sons, Herbert C. Mansmann III, and his wife, Cindy, Kevin A. Mannsman, M.D., and his wife, Danise, both of Philladelphia, Paris Mansmann, M.D., and his wife, Leslie, of North Yarmouth, Ian Mansmann, and his wife, Sally, of Philladelphia and John J. Mansmann, and his wife, Andrea, of Providence, R.I.; 13 grandchildren, Sean, and his wife, Erica, David, and his wife, Mary, Allison, Erin, Robert, Paris, Katrina, Maureen, Timothy, Ryan, Ben, Taylor and Lilly; one great-grandchild, Grace Mea Mosakowski; a sister, Elizabeth Hogan of Maryland; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, John T. Mansmann.

Originally published by SunJournal.com