Obituary of Inayat Kathio
Dr. Inayat Kathio, 69, of Yatesville, passed away Friday evening January 6th, 2023 in Allied Hospice, Wilkes-Barre surrounded by his family.
Born in Nasseerabad, Pakistan he was a son of the late Hidayatullah Kathio and Kaz Bano. Inayat completed his DVM degree from the Faulty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences of Sindh Agriculture University in 1978.
In 1981, he went to Washington for a fellowship and completed his Ph.D. and post-doctorate from Georgetown University, Missouri, Columbia University and Iowa University. He served as a veterinarian in the Sindh government as an FAO research officer and consultant in the United Nations Development Program.
Dr. Kathio used to write scientific articles in international newspapers and participate in veterinary science programs on various tv channels, including Fox TV, Hazelton TV, Philadelphia TV, PAX TV.
He also had the status of a Pakistani diplomat due to close relations with the US and Pakistani high political leaders.
Inayat has had animal clinics Mexico since 2002 and Pittston since 1992, where he used to treat the pets of famous American people including Hilary Clinton.
Dr. Kathio was the owner of the Pittston Animal Hospital.
The Vice-Chancellor, Sindh Agricultural University, Tando Jam Dr. Fateh Marri termed the death of Dr. Kathio as a great loss to the veterinary world and said that despite being in America, Dr. Kathio rendered great services to the country including Sindh.
Dr. Kathio taught the students of Sindh Agricultural University about the development of veterinary sciences in the world, modern technology as well as laboratory and surgical work during his visit to SAU, and he continued to serve in animal welfare and development projects in the world through various international institutions.
Dr. Kathio was an eminent veterinary expert and known all over the world.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Kifayatullah Kathio and Akramullah Kathio.
Inayat is survived by his companion, Kim Lussi of Jenkins Twp., daughters McKayla Kathio, Jenkins Twp., Maura Kathio, Yatesville, brother, Inamullah Kathio, sisters, Razia Kathio, Ruqiya Kathio, Nighat Kulsoom Kathio, Rabia Baloch, also his extended family Lou and Maryann Lussi, Jenkins Twp., Louis Lussi and his wife Maureen, Duryea, Edward Lussi and wife Lisa, Florida, and several nieces and nephews.
The Funeral will be held on Thursday at 9:30am from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home Inc., 509 Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Joseph Marello Parish at 237 William Street, Pittston. Interment to follow in St. Rocco’s cemetery, Pittston Twp. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend the viewing for Inayat on Wednesday from 4pm until 8pm at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers may be made to Allied Hospice at 1000 Abington Executive Park Clarks Summit Pa 18411 or the SPCA of Luzerne County at 524 E. Main Street Wilkes-Barre Pa 18702.
Online condolences can be left at out website at Howelllussi.com.
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