Kathleen (Kathy) Karam

Born: Thu., Aug. 12, 1937
Died: Sun., Jul. 15, 2018


6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 19, 2018
Location: Fairlawn

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jul. 20, 2018
Location: Fairlawn

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Kathleen (Kathy) Karam,

Kathleen (Kathy) Karam,80, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018 in her home, after a short illness surrounded by her family.

Kathy was born in Akron, Ohio on August 12, 1937.
She lived most her life in Copley and graduated from  Copley High School with the Class of 1955, where she was elected as May Queen.

Kathy was an unselfish, devoted, hardworking wife and mother, especially with her handicap son, Donald. She and her husband Jim shared their own custom drapery shop for 20 years, “Excell Custom Draperies.” Kathy and Jim were high school sweethearts and celebrated 61 years of marriage.

She will be remembered for her love of family, butterflies and anything that sparkles.

Preceded in death by her mother, Alma Tyner-Michaels; father, Aubrey Tyner; sisters, Donna Fotion and Charlotte Clair

She is survived by her loving husband of almost 62 years, James (Jim) Karam; daughter, Sherry (Karam) Nelson; son, Donald Karam; grandchildren, Kyle (Erin) Nelson and Tyler (Britany) Nelson; brother, Aubrey (Pat) Tyner; sister, Judy (Steve) Avelino, and many nieces, nephews, friends and other family members.

She will be missed dearly and forever in our hearts.

Calling hours 6-9pm Thursday at Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home, 39 S. Miller Rd in Fairlawn, where funeral services will be held at 11am Friday.

Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.

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   Posted Wed July 18, 2018
"And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing." (1 Corinthians 15:26) I am so sorry for your loss. God promises that he will soon wipe away and reverse the effects of this enemy that causes so much pain. Your precious one will be brought back to you and you will never have to experience the pain of saying a goodbye ever again! (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4,5) Jw.org

Anita (Knoch) Collins
   Posted Thu July 19, 2018
With love and sympathy to the Karam and Tyner Families. When born and raised in Copley, there are few folks you ever forget. My memory of Kathy goes way back when riding the bus home from school and we would stop there on Ridgewood Rd and the Tyner girls would get off the bus. Kathy was always cute, funny and a tad shy. She truly was a blessing to all she knew and especially to her wonderful family. God bless all of you...always, Anita (Knoch) Collins

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