Mr. Albert Frederick Mehl, 86, of Grace Ridge Retirement Community,
died very peacefully on Monday, July 14, 2003, 10:45pm, at his
residence. He was born May 14, 1917 in Pittsburgh, PA and was the son
of the late Jacob and Rose Lutz Mehl.
Mr. Mehl was a graduate of
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and a graduate in Graphic
Arts. In 1945, he began as a dorm supervisor at the North Carolina
School for the Deaf and later became a classroom teacher for the
learning disabled children in the high school. His classes also
included wood shop 1 and print shop for high school students. In 1953,
Mr. McCord asked him to join his staff when they began the Bugler
newspaper for the NC deaf people. Mr. Mehl was a writer and the
circulation manager for years.
Following his retirement in 1982, he continued as a substitute teacher
for 15 years and volunteered his time for any and all school events.
Among numerous awards, he received the Jack Callaghan Cornerstone
Award on May 8, 1997, awarded by the Goodwill Industries of the
Mr. Mehl was well traveled having visited all 7 continents including
each state in the U.S. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club where he
presented his very own travel logs
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Sue
Bauer and Leila Mehl.
He is survived by his loving family; brother, Daniel John Mehl and
wife, Esther, of Lake City, Florida; nephew, Danny Mehl of Lake City;
niece, Carol Jewett of Lake City; his best friend, Bernice Tuttle of
Morganton and all the many lives touched by him at the North Carolina
School for the Deaf.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Mr. Mehl was held at 2:00
PM Sunday, July 20, 2003 at the North Morganton United Methodist
Church with Reverend Connie King presiding.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Albert F.
Mehl Memorial Fund, c/o The United Methodist Deaf Ministry, P O Box
9152, Morganton, NC 28680
Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton assisted the Mehl family with the
Thanks to: Berry/Martha Hamrick
Fri, 18 Jul 2003 4:59:24PM