Katrina Khadder

May 28, 1922 - November 25, 2014
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Katrina Khadder,92 passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 25, 2014 at the Cupertino Healthcare & Wellness Center Nursing Home where she had been a patient since March 2014. She was born in Jerusalem, Palestine on May 28 1922 to Basil & lydia Shiber.

At the age of 17, Katrina graduated with honors from the Jerusalem Girls College. Soon after that,she met the love of her life Sami Khadder whom she married in 1940 in Jerusalem. She gave birth to her 2 sons, Wadie in 1941 and Karim in 1946.

In 1948, tragically, the family was forced to flee Palestine ultimately to settle in Kenya where they raised their 2 children. During the early 1970s Katrina & Sami relocated to England where they planned to settle and retire. A few years after Sami’s death in london in 1985, Katrina moved to California to be near her 2 sons and their families; she settled in the San Francisco Bay Area where she thrived for some 25 years until her passing.

Katrina was a lively member of her extended family in the Bay Area where she constantly displayed a passionate interest in the Palestinian community. She lived life to the fullest until she suddenly succumbed to drastically failing health in early 2014. In addition to her 2 sons and their families who include 4 grandchildren and 5 (soon to be 6) great-grandchildren, she is survived by her brothers Sami and Fuad and her sisters Nada and Ruth.

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Date: Friday, December 5, 2014

Time: 11:00 am

Sunset View Cemetery Association


101 Colusa Avenue, El Cerrito, CA, 94530


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Born: May 28, 1922
Died: November 25, 2014

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Grace Yenne posted on 12/15/14

Wishing all the family God's peace and rest. She will be missed.


Munir & Hilda Zacharia posted on 12/5/14

A wonderful & loving person with character & charm. Rest in Peace & you will be missed


Leila Adra posted on 12/4/14

Very Sorry Rahmato Allah Aòeiky


Leila Adra posted on 12/4/14

We are all very sad, we will miss you, God be with you . Leila Adra & her family


Basim Zacharia posted on 12/3/14

I will always love, my loving and beautiful aunt !


Cathy Zacharia Papahadjopoulos posted on 12/3/14

We are very sorry to hear of Autie Katrina's passing. I will always remember her as a strong woman who stood tall and walked with such grace. We will all miss her.


Farid and Doris Muna posted on 12/2/14

Our condolences and sympathy to Wadie and Karim. May she rest in peace.


Farid and Doris Muna posted on 12/2/14

We shall always remember the wonderful times we spent with you. Rest in eternal Peace.


Moira Sanborn posted on 12/2/14

My thoughts and prayers are with all of Katrina's family at this difficult time. I was very saddened to hear of her passing. It had been many years since I last saw Katrina, but I have many fond memories of her. She always had a beautiful smile which I will always remember.


NAYLA ADRA THOMAS posted on 12/2/14

Allah Yerhamek. Always in my heart.


Ruth Adra posted on 12/2/14

May you rest in peace


Tallie Adra Neltner posted on 12/8/14

We loved Katrina so dearly & are saddened by this news. What a wonderful woman!!!


Nada and Jacqueline Sah and Aida Sorenson posted on 12/12/14

Our love and sympathy to her family, she will be missed.


Jonathyn Thomas posted on 12/5/14

Rest in peace Aunt Katrina. Jon