Posted on: March 9, 2023
Joseph M. Mansy, MD born on September 15, 1952 in Washington DC and died on November 12, 2022.
Joseph married his high school sweetheart, sci fi writer Kathleen Ann Goodman, who predeceased him in 2021. Both Joseph and Kathy attended Virginia Tech where he graduated with honors in chemistry. Getting a nearly perfect score on his chemistry college boards certainly helped his admission to UVA Medical School where he attended from 1974 to 1978.
Joseph was proud of UVA, and its founder Thomas Jefferson. Joe did not like the criticism of Jefferson and believed our focus should be on the many important contributions he made to our country and the world.
During their time in Charlottesville, Joe and Kathy had the pleasure of living in a small house, high up in the cow pastures overlooking the valley. This is the land Jefferson knew. This beautiful quiet environment was also helpful to the strenuous process of studying for medical school and competing with some of the best medical students anywhere.
After graduation from UVA, Joseph worked the ER while doing a family practice residency at University of Tennessee Memorial Hospital in Knoxville. Joe spent most of his career in Emergency Room work in Virginia, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Arizona, and Tennessee.
Joe and Kathy spent many years traveling but always returned to their family home in the Florida Keys and their much-loved Smokey Mountain home in Tennessee. God Bless Joseph and Kathy, and Jefferson, too!