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Thamer Katko, age 72 of Mentor, passed away Tuesday June 26, 2018 at Fairmont Health Center, Willoughby after a short battle with Multiple Myeloma. She was born October 17, 1945 in Cleveland.

Thamer worked as a Barista for Starbucks and before that worked at Huntington Bank and Sears, where she made friends along the way. Thamer will be remembered for her fun-loving personality and infectious smile. She was a great friend and inspiration to many. She made everyone feel loved and welcomed.

Thamer enjoyed time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved to travel with her husband Vince. She will be remembered fondly by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years Vincent, children: Erik (Janet) Katko, Steven (Donna) Katko and Sean (Sherrie) McCaffery, 5 grandchildren: Stephanie Parsons, Alexander and Ryleigh Katko, Kevin and Megan McCaffery, and granddog Hank, siblings; Mary Colucci, Deborah (Robert) Hill-Williams, Melissa (John) Jewett, Elizabeth (Emerson) McArthur, Christopher (Angela) Hill, Justin (Amy) Hill, and Timothy Hill.

Preceding Thamer in death are her parents; Edward and Nellie Hill, siblings: Edward J Hill, Jr., Jonathan and Michael Hill and Vince and Thamer's dog, Wolfie.

A celebration of Thamer's life will be 5-8 pm Tuesday July 3, 2018 at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

A private family entombment will be in Mentor Cemetery, Mentor, at a later date.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

Send flowers and offer condolences at www.brunners.com.