Andrew Tarek Katbi, 24, of Delphos and Columbus, died the afternoon of March 31, 2013, from injuries suffered in a car accident near the Virginia-North Carolina border.
He was born Oct. 2, 1988, at St. Ritaís Medical Center to Tarek and Leslie Skelly Katbi. He was valedictorian of Delphos St. Johnís 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.
Andrew 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.
Andrew is survived by both parents; his 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.
Friends may call Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Condolences can be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family for a scholarship to be set up in his name.