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  • Manutchehr Khadiv Parsi, MD

  • Manutchehr Khadiv Parsi, MD, age 74, died at 1:03 am Thursday April 18, 2013 after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer at home in Pittsburg, Kansas attended by his wife Janet.

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    Manutchehr Khadiv Parsi, MD, age 74, died at 1:03 am Thursday April 18, 2013 after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer at home in Pittsburg, Kansas attended by his wife Janet.

    He was born in Kerman, Iran and after attending local schools, he and his family moved to Tehran for higher education. He attended the University Of Tehran Medical School and graduated with the class of November 1964. He was in the Iranian Air Force for 18 months, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. In July 1966 he came to St. Louis, MO for residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

    He married Janet Bartz in April of 1972. He concentrated on training in OB/GYN residency and studying for his board certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

    In 1974 he and his wife opened private practice in Pittsburg, Kansas. He brought the newest methods of Obstetrics and Gynecology to Pittsburg, such as fetal heart monitoring and pelvic laparoscopic procedures. On February 15, 1975 he performed the first laparoscopic procedure in Girard Hospital. He was Board Certified by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology. He was a member of the Southeast Kansas Medical Society.

    With Gods help and the help of his esteemed colleagues and the support of the community he delivered thousands of babies and performed many, many surgeries with no deaths.

    He was an avid hiker and backpacker with his wife Janet, hiking in the National Parks, especially Glacier National Park in Montana, Yosemite in California and the Grand Canyon which they hiked in and out of several times. He also rafted the Colorado River three times with friends and his wife.

    Zoroastrian Strong Faith was his religious community in Kansas City, Missouri.

    Survivors include his wife Janet of the home in Pittsburg; three brothers Kaykhosrov Parsi of Tehran, Iran; Iraj Parsi of California; and Feraidoon Parsi of California and several nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents Khodadad and Simeendokht Keshavarsi Parsi and one sister Katayoon.

    He was buried according to his tradition before sunset on the day of his passing, April 18, 2013 in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Pittsburg, KS.

    Memorial services will be 2 pm Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway in Pittsburg, KS. The family suggests expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to Hospice Compasuss or the Southeast Kansas Humane Society in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left at our web site www.bathnaylor.com.

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