Amera Abu hakmeh, age 17, passed away
unexpectedly on October 24, 2017.
Amera was born
May 7, 2000 in Hammond to Muhammad Abu hakmeh and Entesar Sobuh, both
are her step-father, Armando Gomez and stepmother, Chasity Abu hakmeh;
high school sweetheart, Robert Rosenau; siblings, Amyah Gomez, Geovanna
Gomez, Icess Abu hakmeh; step brother, Zachary Barbosa; maternal
grandparents, Sonia and David Sobuh; many Aunts and Uncles, relatives, and
Preceding her in
death are paternal grandparents, Anise and Aida Abu hakmeh.
Amera was a
Chesterton Trojan guard member, and an accomplished trumpeter. She was in
the National Honor Society as well as the NSHSS. She was chosen to travel
to Costa Rica through Don Quijote Scholarship. She was looking forward to
graduating from Chesterton High School in June and attending Indiana
University in Bloomington in the Fall. Her dreams were to attend John
Hopkins Medical School and to help others. As a young adult, she had a
clear perspective on life, and was driven. Her loving and caring nature
showed in everything she did, with her family, friends, and others. She
enjoyed participating at various fund raising 5 and 10Ks. Amera's magnetic
personality made her presence known. She was always smiling the biggest,
and laughing the loudest. Amera was a guiding light, an inspiration to
all, and will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
be Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 3-8 p.m., at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home,
8178 Cline Ave.; Crown Point, IN, 46307.
will be held Friday, October 27, at 12 noon. Burial will be in Chapel Lawn
Memorials may be
given to family for a charity to be chosen at a later date.
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Trojan Guard to play:
The family of Amera Abuhakmeh will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 26, at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 8178
Cline Ave. in Schererville, Chesterton High School Principal Jeff Van Drie
told the Chesterton Tribune after deadline today.