Oct. 2, 1988-March 31, 2012
Andrew Tarek Katbi, 24, of Delphos and Columbus, died Sunday afternoon in a car accident near the Virginia-North Carolina border.
He was born Oct. 2, 1988, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima to Tarek and Leslie (Skelly) Katbi.
He is also survived by a sister, Olivia; maternal grandparents, Carl and Linda Skelly; paternal grandmother, Ghunia Katbi; girlfriend, Kalynn Yeater; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and loving friends here and in the Middle East.
Mr. Katbi was valedictorian of the St. John’s High School class of 2006. He loved playing soccer with the Delphos Legends. He went on to graduate with honors from Ohio Northern University with a degree in finance and served on the Student Investment Group while there. He was currently a student at Duke University School of Law. He was set to graduate in May and start a career with Baker Hostetler in downtown Columbus. While at Duke, he served as senior lead editor of the Alaska Law Review.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Chiles-Laman Shawnee Chapel. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m.