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Howard Mabel

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January 18, 2013
Mr. Mabel was, without a doubt, a very positive influence during my days at DHS. During some trying times in high school, he inspired me to get my life on track. I'm sure countless others can say the same. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
January 18, 2013
Mabel Family, my deepest sympathy goes out to you all. Mr Mabel was a true mentor and leader that I looked up to through out highschool. He taught me things that I still use today and will use for the rest of my life. He coached me in football from 1986-1989 at Start. I will never forget Howard Mabel.

Lee Adler ( Toledo, Ohio )
January 18, 2013
What a man. Met him first at DHS and then was fortunate enough to work with him at SHS. Taught me how to be patient, caring, and to listen. Truly a great person.
January 18, 2013
Howard was Howard was enormously instrumental in the success and continuation of the Toledo Metroparks Youth Conservation Corp program. I was always so impressed that Howard would buy work boots for the students out of his own pocket.
January 18, 2013
This truly saddens me, as I worked with Howard at the Metroparks for three years. He was was devoted to helping troubled youth and giving them a chance in life. He always looked for the good in individuals and believed.
January 18, 2013
Dear Mabels,

Howard played a significant role in my life and I'm sorry to hear of his passing. I pray he passed peacefully and God's presence and grace are comforting all of you. Howard volunteered to drive me to Miamisburg, OH my senior for the Ohio HS State Gymnastics Championship meet. He was my "coach" by default because someone had to represent Start HS from the administration. HE STEPPED-UP! This was my one opportunity to get recruited by college coaches and we talked and listened to R & R the whole way there to get psyched up. Five minutes before the meet began I took one more warm-up Vault and broke my leg with every college coach there watching. I was devastated! I remember him telling me everything would work out and just being strong for me. Well he was right. I was lucky enough to go on to compete in college, win a National Championship, turn pro and perform in 5 world tours and get inducted to the Kent State University Hall of Fame with the likes of Jack Lambert, Lou Holtz, Thurman Munson and Ben Curtis. I now help young adults with life skills, the recruiting process as well as speak nationally to organizations. I tell me story often and Howard will always be one of the supporting cast in my life that has allowed me to become who I am and what I do! Thank you for sharing him with me! I celebrate his life with all of you in fond memories and prayer.

Sincerely,
Mike Gilliam
January 18, 2013
I do not have many memories of my high school years(thankfully) but being a Male, football player and a Birmingham, I must say I probably spent more time in his presence than most. One of the funniest being at our special pre-graduation meeting he had with all of us from the class of 1985. All the things he would do to us if we screwed around or showed up drunk to graduation. Sorry, but I think a few of us may have shown up with a few less brain cells than promised. A strong person that truly cared about what he did, and who he affected. Not many like that any more. RIP. Be sure to give a shout out to my brother Bobby when you see him.(along with all the other fallen spartans)
January 18, 2013
I work at the East Toledo Senior Center and we have had several of Howards students working here. He was great with them! I have missed him since he left LCESC and now will truly miss him knowing I will not see him again. My sympathy to his entire family.
January 18, 2013
Cheryl and family, we've lost one of the BEST! Howard helped so many youths in Toledo and he will be remembered for that. Most of all we(all his buddies) lost a great friend that we'll never forget! Remembering you all in our prayers..Pete and Marcia Benedict
January 18, 2013
I worked with Howard for several years when he worked with the Summer Youth Employment Programs at PIC. He was totally dedicated to seeing young people succeed. I'll never forget his sense of humor. RIP, Howard...

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