Pastor L. Guy Mehl, 87, of Lancaster, went to meet his creator on February 3, 2022.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, he was the son of Col. Fred C. and Mary V. Mehl. Guy was the loving husband of Nancy O. Mehl, and the two were married for some 62 years.
Guy was a graduate of Gettysburg College in 1956 and then served in the U.S. Army for two years in Germany. He graduated from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg in 1961. While pastoring parishes in White Plains, NY and Mount Vernon NY from 1961 to 1968, he received a STM degree in Religion and Psychiatry from Union Theological Seminary in New York. From 1968 to 1971 he was a counselor at the Princeton Church Career Center and then moved to Lancaster in 1971 where he was Association Director and then Director of the Mid-Atlantic Church Career Center. During his nearly 30 years in Lancaster after receiving a degree in Psychology at Millersville University, he became a licensed psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. During that time, he counseled hundreds of ecumenical candidates for the ministry and ministers and was published in numerous journals of psychology and religion. Following his first retirement, he served as the visitation pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster for seven years.
Guy is survived by his wife, Nancy O. Mehl, who was a teacher in LeTort Elementary School in Penn Manor for many years; sister, Anna Mae Culcasi of Portland; a son, Roy F. Mehl (husband of Amy Urey Mehl); a daughter, Kate Granger (wife of Michael Granger) and three grandchildren, Demi Booth, Samuel Mehl and Caroline Mehl; and great-grandchildren, Remington Booth, and Jameson Booth.
A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 31 S Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602 on Saturday, February 26th at 11:00 AM. The family will greet friends from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. To view the service virtually, please click the following link: https://my.gather.app/remember/guy-mehl In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the church endowment fund at the address listed above. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit: www.DeBordSnyder.com
William Walker says
The Walker Family wishes to send our condolence to your loss of Father and Husband. We Know he is with the Lord.
Don Walker says
I am sorry to hear about Guy passing, I remember him as as always being pleasant, jovial and kind. I am sorry we did not see more of him over the years. I hope your grief passes quickly and you have great memories.
Warren Eshbach, D.Min. says
Thanks be to God for the rich and rewarding life shared by Guy Mehl with many people. We were on the receiving end of his career counseling which is still a guide for us in retirement! Warren also served on the Board of the Center where Guy’s leadership was so important. Prayers and condolences to the family at this time. Warren & Theresa Eshbach
Jack & Jean Hoffman says
Guy was a fine person and an excellent pastor who served our Lord faithfully across many years. We will lift Nancy and her family in our prayers.
Peace, in Christ,
Jack (Gettysburg Seminary classmate) & Jean Hoffman
Susan Garofola says
Nancy & Family, AS you say goodbye to Guy, a wonderful husband, father, Pastor and friend, know how much his life meant to those he touched in the the church. When God called him he answered & he was perfect for the position. We are traveling and can’t join you at the service but we will on line and our hearts and prayers will be with you as you treasure so many years of memories. God Bless
Susan & John Garofola
Eva J. Bering says
Guy was a a significant contributor to the Messiah Lifeways Landis Pathways of Life Long Learning when he served on the advisory board and was a huge participant in its startup in Lancaster county. He will be long remembered for his spirit, and giving. My prayers for his family during this grieving time.
Jeff DiFrank says
What a truely gentle soul! He offered warm friendship and wise advice. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched!