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Saliba A Shunnara

April 17, 1947September 11, 2020

Saliba Aziz Shunnara was born on April 17, 1947 in Ramallah, Palestine and passed away on September 11, 2020 in Hoover, Alabama. He is preceded in death by his father, Aziz Shunnara; mother, Badia Shunnara; and brother, Jalil Shunnara. He is survived by his wife, Nadia Shunnara; his children: Aziz (Ashley) Shunnara, Joseph (Stephanie) Shunnara and Shadia Shunnara; his grandchildren: Saliba Shunnara, Noah Shunnara, Rosie Shunnara, Joseph Shunnara and Lucy Shunnara; as well as his brother and sisters, nieces and nephews and numerous family and friends. Saliba was a passionate pharmacist. His customers valued his knowledge and his genuine desire to help. He had a sharp intellect, a zest for learning and a strong faith. The love he had for his family was infinite. He had a heart of gold. His generosity knew no bounds. He was loyal, witty, courageous, stubborn, hilarious, sarcastic, and so very kind. His light is not lost in death for it survives through his children and grandchildren. His funeral will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at St. George Melkite Greek-Catholic Church. 425 16th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205. Visitation: 10am-11am. Funeral Service for family and close friends only starting at 11am followed by burial at Southern Heritage Cemetery. Face masks or shields are mandatory in the Church. A live-stream of the service will be held on Saint George Melkite Greek-Catholic Church’s public Facebook page for those who cannot attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Saliba’s memory to the Saint George Building Fund.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020


Saliba A Shunnara

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Mary Null

September 18, 2020

Although I haven't seen Sal in years, his passing really saddens me. He was one of the good guys! Besides being a caring pharmacist, he had a great sense of humor! We missed him a lot when he left Marysville!
Mary and Dave Null

Beth Villarreal

September 17, 2020

Sal helped me in so many ways with advice on how to take care of my very colicky newborn. His advice was spot on and led me to changing my formula which made such a difference in my Sons condition. Went out of his way to help find the right food.

My condolences to your family.

Beth Villarreal

Lenny Tepsich

September 17, 2020

May his memory be eternal
Tina & Lenny Tepsich

Jon Balsbaugh

September 17, 2020

Sal was a great pharmacist very knowledgeable always had a smile ready and always willing to help.
We used him all the time.
Great legacy. sorry to hear of his passing. will be praying for his family

Cristen Jessee

September 17, 2020

Sal is the reason I became a pharmacist. He taught me at a young age how to care for patients and provide excellent customer service in pharmacy. I really enjoyed working in the pharmacy with him. I will always be grateful for his guidance.
Thoughts and prayers to the family.

With deepest sympathy,

Kathy Brown

September 16, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Sal passing away. I'm from Marysville,Pa. He was the best pharmacist ever and so kind and caring to all. He will surely be missed by many. God Bless you all !!!

Merr Klink

September 16, 2020

Though. I did not know him my partner Rick Miller did spoke so highly of him . they used to talk about religion and things in the 70s 80s. Always spoke highly of him and had a lot of respect for he and his family. I am so sorry for your loss

Nakia Sharpe

September 16, 2020

Mr. Sal,

I would like to say that it was a honor getting to know you and learn about your heritage and family. You were truly an amazing person and I appreciate the love and care you showed me and my family. You were a very loving and caring person with a great sense of humor and I will admit I was never bored around you. You were more than a neighbor to Roshee, Jermaine, Ryan and I, your are family. May the Lord our God continue to bless you and your family 1000 fold. We will miss you here on Colony.

Pat Kline

September 15, 2020

Saliba was my friend, my mentor and by his choice my father. Without his guidance there is no telling where I would have ended up. Everything I have I owe to Sal. He taught me the importance of hard work and the necessity of family. Most of all I learned the grace of generousity. I and my family will miss him dearly.

Maura McGraw

September 15, 2020

Saliba was a wonderful man.
He always brought a smile to the faces of everyone around him and his positive energy was infectious!
He loved to come with Aziz and I to conduct property inspections (photo below) and he was always looking for ways to help others.
He played a pivotal role in introducing Danny Gonzalez to our team, which ultimately led to the formation of our Property Management Company--Freedom Ventures Property Management.
Saliba was generous, kind, and funny. We will all miss him a lot.
I pray that he will keep smiling and watching over all of us from heaven now.
Rest in peace.


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