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Howard Mabel

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February 01, 2013
Mr. Mabel was the Boys Dean at Thomas A DeVilbiss High School when I attended (Class of 77). It was a time when we could use positive role models. A time when I (and many others) had very little respect for authority. A time when I (and many others) felt no one understood or cared.

Mr. Mabel cared, he understood. He was an authority, yet he was approachable. He was one of the most solid role models I knew at a time when the world felt unstable. He was firm yet fair.

Mr. Mabel, you did make a difference. A lighthouse on a rocky shore comes to mind. You were there offering a reference point to help us navigate through treacherous waters.

Out of respect that was well earned you were, are and always will be Mr. Mabel to me, I shan't call you by your first name. Thank you Mr. Mabel.

My prayers and condolences to the family and friends Mr. Mabel left behind. You have my deepest sympathies and my thanks for sharing him with all of us.
January 31, 2013
I am so sorry to hear to of Mr. Mabel's passing. He touched many lives including mine. Gone but not forgotten...a friend and mentor to us all.
January 28, 2013
I am sadden to hear about Mr. Mabel. My heart goes out to his family. Rest in peace.
January 28, 2013
Cheryl, There are no words that can express both the joy and the sadness that we all feel. Howard brought joy to all who knew him. His passing has also brought sadness to all who knew him. As you can see, Howard brought light and truth and encouragement to all who knew him. Our lives have forever been changed for the better for having been a friend of Howard and of you and your family. Once again we see that the measure of a man's life is not in its length of years, but in the lives of those He touched around him. As you can see, a little bit of Howard Mabel will continue to live in each one of us, and will somehow continue to live in the lives of future generations. INDEED THE LIFE OF HOWARD MABEL WAS AND WILL ALWAYS BE A LIFE WELL-LIVED. God loves us so much that we can love someone even though we don't see them anymore. As for us,we will try to be there for you as you continue to press on to fulfill what God has called you to do for His glory. Love you, Ken & Marilyn
January 25, 2013
Dear Cheryl, Loved Howard from the first day I met him! He was such a positive influence on my sons life's . From being Mark and Mike's "gymnastics coach" to football for Matt.

He was a great friend to me. I will also cherish the time I spent with him.

I was privileged to share in his and your sorrow when Hyla was ill in the hospital. In happy and sad times he was simply a wonderful man. I know of no one else who touched so many young and older people's lives in such an amazing and kind way as he did including mine. My God forever keep you at peace. Always remember how special you were to Howard.

Love, Marjorie Gilliam
January 24, 2013
When the news reached me about Howard, I was shocked and heart broken. With great sadness I reach out to you, Cheryl, offering my sincere and heartfelt condolences. Howard and I first met at Parkland School in 1966.He had confidence and I was very fearful though 15 years his senior. Since Parkland ,Howard looked after me till I retired 29 yrs. ago. I am forever grateful for all the encouragement and support I was given many years ago .Thank you . God grant you peace. l love you ,Howard and Cheryl. Pat Flint Boon, Mi.
January 23, 2013
Cheryl, I am so glad that I ran into you and Howard on January 12 because I got to hug Howard. Little did I know it would be the last. I have read all the great things everyone has written and he was, as you already know, one of a kind. I will miss him and know that he will live on in our hearts forever. I love you!!
January 23, 2013
Reading through this guest book is proof of all of the lives he touched by simply being himself. I just keep picturing him standing in the hallway @ Start with a great big smile on his face, always willing to give a hand. What a blessing he will be above. May God be with his family & bring them peace as I am certain he will be missed greatly. Thank you Mr. Mabel for always taking that extra step and going above & beyond. I sure hope my children are fortunate enough to run into someone like you during their educational journey.
Start High School class of '89
January 22, 2013
Mr. Mabel will be greatly missed. I've never met anyone who believed in and encouraged his program participants as he did. He was a 21st century saint!

My prayers are with the Mabel family.
January 21, 2013
Mr.Mable and Mr.Gates were ran the hallways in '79 but,Mr.Mable was the one that most students liked!Thanks for your positive spirit!R.I.P!

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