A Tribute for Harold L. Bible
Harold Lester Bible, 68 of Hagerstown, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on June 29, 2014, after a long illness and stay in the hospital.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather (Pappy). He was dedicated to his second love, where he was Director to Deafnet, a non-profit organization he founded in July 30, 1987. He focused on helping people of all kinds, especially deaf people. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Temple and served as the deaf minister.

He was born in July 28, 1945, in Cumberland, to the parents of the Late Frank and Evelyn Bible. He was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Wiley; a brother-in-law, Paul Wiley; and a brother, Clarence Bible.

Harold is survived by his wife, Barbara Schaidt Bible of 48 years; his children, Michael and Anna Bible of Westminster, Mark and Maria Bible of Elkridge, Matthew and Kandi Bible of Hagerstown; foster children, Michael Shoemaker of Hancock, Pauline Miller Aydelotte of Hagerstown, and Patricia Snow of Hancock. He has a sister-in-law Lorna Bible; three sisters, Karen Bennett and husband, Lee, of Cresaptown, Sharon Mc-Cormick and husband, Stanley, of Morgantown, W.Va., Evelyn Bible of Kearneysville, W.Va. He has three brothers, Frank Bible Jr., belated wife, Betty Bible, of Greensboro, N.C.; Carl Bible and wife, Judy, of Ocala, Fla., and Kenneth Perry of Charlotte, N.C.

Harold was an incredible, devoted grandfather (Pappy) of six, which are, Bambi Aydelotte, Ayden Bible, Madison and Denton Bible and Solana and Catalina Bible; and three great-grandchildren, DJ, Mark and Christopher.

He was a member of Maryland School for the Deaf PTA, where he received the Reverend Louis W. Foxwell award. He was also a member of Washington County Employment of the Handicapped. He was a 4-H Silent Club leader he formed for the deaf. He earned the Washington County You Are Beautiful Award twice. First grand prize in 1988 and second place in 1989.

 

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A Tribute for Harry V. Grabill
Harry Grabill was gentleman of gentlmen. He always was willing to assist with any project Deafnet was involved with. Harry served on Deafnet's Board of Directors from 1987 to 1993. Harry served as Deafnet's first Treasurer. He also served as Vice President. As Treasurer Harry was very articulate to make sure every penny was accounted for and that every dollar was used appropriately. Harry was well respected in the community and he had MANY friends both deaf and hearing. Harry was a GREAT guy, very friendly, trustworthy, and helpful. Harry was an all-around GOOD man and he is missed by all.

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