Mary Carwell

–  09/17/2016


On September 17, 2016 at the age of 92, Mary died peacefully at her home in Lombard, surrounded by her family.


Known as “Gmom” to her grandchildren and friends, Mary always had a welcoming smile and was ready to feed anyone who came through her door. She loved music, chocolate éclairs, the Chicago Cubs, and going to Hi View Restaurant with her family.


Mary was born Mary Onischuk on March 3rd, 1924 in Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania to Andrew and Sophie Onischuk. She married Glen Mansfield Carwell on December 16th,1944 at St. Michael Russian Orthodox Church in Newark New Jersey. They moved to Chicago in 1946 then to Villa Park in 1951. Mary supported the Villa Park Library, Cubs Scout Pack 38, Boy Scout Pack 138 and the Franklin School PTA.


Mary and Glen were married for 49 years until Glen’s death in 1993. Mary was the last surviving member of her seven brothers and sisters.


Mary is survived by her sons Robert (Mary) Carwell, Kenneth (Kathy) Carwell and Glen (Ann) Carwell as well as her grandchildren Kellie (Dan) Moy, Erin Carwell, Emily Carwell, and Jacob (Kara) Carwell.


Mary was extremely proud of her grandchildren and their athletic pursuits while attending Timothy Christian, cheering them on and hosting their teams for spaghetti dinners. To honor her memory, the family is requesting that a donation be made towards the construction of the new field house. Donations can be made to:


Timothy Christian Schools

In Memory of Mary Carwell

Attn: Project Impact

188 W. Butterfield Rd. 

Elmhurst, IL 60126


Memorial Visitation will be at Steuerle Funeral Home 350 S. Ardmore Villa Park, IL 60181 on September 30th, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm . Private Interment will be at Chapel Hills Garden West in Oak Brook Terrace IL.




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