Michael L. Mehle, 77, widower of Elaine B. Mehle, of Gilbertsville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Reading, Michael was the son of the late J. Lewis and Dorothy (Smeltzer) Mehle.
Michael was a 1963 graduate of Muhlenberg High School and a 1967 graduate of Bloomsburg University. He went on to earn his Master’s equivalency degree.
Michael was a math and computer science teacher at Owen J. Roberts High School for thirty-five years. Starting in 1988, during the summer months, he was a painter for Alan Werstler, Sr. Painting in Gilbertsville, which continued after his retirement for another seven years.
Michael was an active member of Good Shepherd, UCC in Boyertown. He was a former deacon with the church and more recently he was an Elder on the church’s consistory. Michael was a lifelong Scout from the age of 7 until 67, most recently with Troop and Pack 36. He was an Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow, Assistant Scout Master and on the Scout Committee for Troop and Pack 36 in Gilbertsville. Through the years, Michael was also an assistant coach for various kids sports teams in Boyertown.
Michael is survived by a daughter, Kimberly E. (Mehle) Pratt, wife of Douglas, as well as three sons, Scott M. Mehle, husband of Abby, Dr. Andrew A. Mehle, husband of Dr. Melissa Harrison, Matthew M. Mehle, husband of Katharine Mitchell Mehle, and another daughter, Jennifer A. (Mehle) Curry, wife of Glenn and eight grandchildren: Eliza, Owen, Colin, Ryder, Tyler, Lorelei, Landon, and Lucille. He is also survived by a sister, Patricia A. (Mehle) Prydybasz and a brother, Timothy Mehle, husband of Selena.
Family and friends are invited to a viewing on Monday evening, October 24, 2022 from 7PM until 8:30PM at Morrell Funeral Home 124 W. Philadelphia Ave. Boyertown, PA 19512. A viewing will also be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 10AM until 11AM at Good Shepherd UCC 35 W. Philadelphia Ave. Boyertown, PA 19512. A funeral service will follow at 11AM.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery privately at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bloomsburg Alumni Legacy Scholarship Fund in memory of Michael L. Mehle. For online donations go to https://giving.bloomu.edu/make-a-gift and in the designation area, select the “other” option and fill in Alumni Legacy Scholarship Fund or to Good Shepherd UCC LMEF, 35 W. Philadelphia Ave, Boyertown, PA 19512 or https://www.gsuccboyertown.org/ .
Morrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (www.morrellfuneralhome.com)