Dr. Robert S. Mosser, a pediatric neurologist who taught at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, died of cancer Sunday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 81 and a longtime Towson resident.
Dr. Mosser was born and raised in Cumberland, where he graduated from Allegany High School in 1940. He interrupted his studies at the University of Maryland, College Park to enlist in the Army in 1943. He served in the infantry in Europe and attained the rank of captain.
Returning to College Park, he earned his bachelor's degree in 1946. He attended the UM School of Medicine on the GI Bill, and earned a medical degree in neurology in 1951. He received additional training at the University of Rochester.
Dr. Mosser was a professor of pediatric neurology at the medical school from 1954 until retiring in 1982.
He enjoyed golfing, playing classical guitar, making stained-glass lamps, and woodworking.
He was a 50-year member of the choir and a communicant at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues, Towson, where a memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Dr. Mosser is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Ellen Notz; a son, Dr. Jeffrey F. Mosser, also a neurologist, of York, Pa.; three daughters, Katherine L. Danielson of Lutherville, M. Patricia Noto of Ellicott City and Jan M. Heath of Catonsville; a brother, John O. Mosser of Sparks; and nine grandchildren.