Mary Sherman Mortimer Forbes

Mary Sherman Mortimer Forbes, 88, a lifelong Hinsdale resident, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2021, surrounded by family, at King-Bruwaert House in Burr Ridge.

Mary was active in many community organizations including the Women's Auxiliary of the Robert Crown Center (previously the Hinsdale Health Museum, where she served as one of the original puppeteers), the Junior League, King-Bruwaert House as a long-time Board member, Hinsdale Golf Club, and her beloved Collector's Club. Mary will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She presented herself with dignity and grace throughout her life.

Mary was preceded in death by George R. Forbes, her husband of 8 years; Robert T. Mortimer, her husband of 54 years; her brother, John Sherman; and her parents John and Margaret Sherman.

She is survived by her sons, Robert (Marion), William, Peter (Christine); her grandchildren, Nicholas, Samuel, Michael, Kristine, William (Emily), Emily, Melissa, Craig, Brittany (Christopher); and great-grandchildren, Olivia, Collette, Luke and Liam; her sister, Margaret Zukin; her sister-in-law Ann Sherman; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She will also be warmly remembered by the Forbes family, Ann (Don) Van Altena, G. Ross (Leslie), D. Todd (Carol), and Peter (Claudia); and many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.

Donations in her memory may be made to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, P.O. Box 32141, New York, NY 10087-2141,; or the King-Bruwaert House, 6101 County Line Road. Burr Ridge, IL 60527,

Brian Powell funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.