Hazami Khater, M.D.

Obituary of Hazami F. Khater, M.D.

Hazami F. Khater, M.D.

(nee Farhat)

Age 79. Peacefully, Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home, with her family by her side, following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Damascus, Syria and raised and educated in Syria. Hazami spent two and one-half years in Montreal, Canada to serve her internship at Montreal General Hospital under the auspices of McGill University. She relocated to Chicago, Illinois and while in Chicago she worked at Cook County Hospital as an anesthesiologist. Then in 1969, she moved to Joliet, and made this town her home.

She is a graduate of Damascus University Medical School. Shortly after graduation, she met her husband, who was the love of her life, and they married in 1963. Dr. Amin's kind demeanor and artistic talents are what captured her heart many years ago.

She is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. She was Chairman of the Anesthesiology Department at St. Joseph Medical Center for three years. Upon her retirement, she could not just simply retire. She had to keep busy, and wanted to continue to make an impact on society. She found that putting people and properties together was a great source of satisfaction. She was an extremely capable business woman.

Survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Amin M. Khater, M.D., of Joliet; three sons, Timothy (Mayada) Khater, M.D., Ph.D., of Lubbock, TX, Russell (Susan) Khater, M.D., M.B.A, of Joliet, and Kevin (Maya) Khater, M.D., Ph.D., of Lake Forest; nine grandchildren, Dalia, Keenan and Kareem; Alexander, Julia and Cameron; and Adam, Jade and Sara Khater. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Funeral Service for Hazami F. Khater, M.D., will be held on SUNDAY, March 12, 2017 at 12 NOON at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black (at Essington) Roads, Joliet, IL. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to standuptocancer.org or for the relief of Syrian refugees at karamfoundation.org would be appreciated. Visitation will be held SUNDAY MORNING from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 12 NOON. For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com