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                                                                          Albert Mehl

In Memoriam

 Beloved Staff Member
Mehl & his VW
Thanks to Gary Hunnings for forwarding picture. (Picture believed to be taken in 1967).
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 Southern Piedmont.
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 arrangements.
Thanks to: Berry/Martha Hamrick
Fri, 18 Jul 2003 4:59:24PM

Mehl's Gravestone on Campus
Albert Mehl's Gravestone

Obviously this is a great and tremendous loss to the untold thousands of people Mr. Mehl
has helped in his lifetime not to mention the many who knew and loved him.
The Bugler will never ever have a more adament and fierce supporter than Albert Mehl.
The Bugler will not be the same without Mr. Mehl, it has lost a dear and loving friend.

Forwarded by Berry/Martha Hamrick
Tue, 15 Jul 2003  10:04:16AM
Located Between Joiner Hall and the Cub Scout Cabin
Location of Gravesite on Campus
DEAFDIGEST dedicates this week's newsletter to Albert Mehl who passed away at the age of 86 in North Carolina.

Simply put, Albert was the pillar of the North Carolina Deaf Community - in his quiet way he did everything necessary to see that things go right - be it as a classroom teacher, vocational classes, getting The Bugler out on time among other things.

Congrats, Albert for missions well accomplished.
DEAFDIGEST - Blue Edition - July 27, 2003
Sun, 27 Jul 2003 02:20:41 -0400 (EDT)


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