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Carmella A. Mendyk

Carmella A. Mendyk, 87, of Loup City, formerly of Ashton, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at the Rose Lane Home in Loup City. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Ashton. The Rev. Marty Egging will officiate. Burial will be in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Paplin. Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Mendyk was born on Sept. 5, 1921, in Omaha, to Italian immigrants, Nick and Mary (Pane) Cavallaro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louie W. Mendyk. She is survived by several nieces and nephews; and her caregivers and special friends, Craig and Joyce Kamler of Ashton. Carmella grew up in Omaha where she attended Mason School. She was united in marriage to Louie W. Mendyk in Omaha on Nov. 21, 1943. The couple lived in Omaha where she worked for Trailways Bus Line for a number of years cleaning buses and the main office at 18th and Leavenworth. In 1977, the couple retired and moved to an acreage in Ashton. Louie died on March 30, 2001. She continued to live in Ashton until Jan. 2006 when she moved to the Rose Lane Home in Loup City, where she lived the rest of her life. She was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church in Ashton. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Tony and Joe; and two sisters, Sarah and Catherine. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.

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Aunt Carm, you will truly be missed.

Kathi Jan 5 2009 12:00 AM

I was very sad to hear of Carm's passing. It had been several years since I'd seen her, but she was a very nice lady. I remember her visits to Aunt Sarah's & always enjoyed the times she came. May God Bless you during such a sad time.

Patricia Snider Jan 5 2009 12:00 AM

Aunt Carm, You welcomed me into the family and taught me how to play "gin rummy". I enjoyed our visits when you lived in Omaha and also when you moved to Ashton. Amanda remembers visiting you and Uncle Louie on the farm with all the animals especially the pigs, Bonnie and Clyde. Some of my best italion reciepes are ones that you translated from an old cookbook you had. Enjoy a long deserved rest.

Valerie Cavallaro Jan 5 2009 12:00 AM

Aunt Carmella, I Love You and I will miss you very much! I am very grateful for the times that we haved shared through Mark, Joe and my childhood and into our adulthood. I remember the times that Dad, Mary and the kids and I would come to see you and Uncle Louie in Ashton and you (as always) made sure we were all were fed with a sandwich or a snack of some yummy sort... while in the mean time Uncle Louie was entertaining my kids on his motorized scooter. I cherish all of these moments and always will. God Bless You! And, Craig and Joyce for their friendship and care over you! Love, Tammy

Tammy Cavallaro/Cooper Jan 5 2009 12:00 AM

We grew up next door to Carm and Louie on Pierce St. What a joy Carm was to be around, she always watched out for all of the kids in the neighborhood when we were outside playing. Carm will be kept in my thoughts and prayers as will all of her family, dear friends and caregivers. With deepest sympathy Mary(Monico) and Jim Snelling

Mary (Monico) Snelling Jan 4 2009 12:00 AM

I would like to take this time to share a bit about my Aunt Carm. As a teenager I spent a great deal of time with Carm and Louie. I learned a lot from both of them. Carm taught me about our family and how to make pancakes. When we went to the farm it was a treat. We worked hard yet she made it fun. Her crazy sense of humor and fun antics made a lot of my weekends more fun. Aunt Carm you will be missed. I would also like to give a special thanks to Greg and his family for giving so richly of there lives and time to make my Aunt's last years richer and better. I appreciate you keeping me up to date while I was in Chicago Thanks so very much. Rick Cavallaro

Rick Cavallaro Jan 3 2009 12:00 AM

Hopefully now Aunt Carm will have found peace. She's had a hard life and will be missed.

Mary Jane Canavan Jan 3 2009 12:00 AM

Aunt Carm was certainly loved and will be missed. Our sincere thanks to Craig for his care and attention to her needs. God Bless, Joe & Mary

Joe and Mary Cavallaro Jan 3 2009 12:00 AM