Phoenix Memorial Park & Mortuary

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Deborah Ann Saikaly

March 15, 1967July 21, 2020
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Deborah Ann Saikaly, 53, was born on March, 15, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois To Robert And JoAnn Buchholtz. She passed away on July, 21, 2020 in Glendale, AZ. She received her undergraduate degree in English from Northern Illinois University in 1990 and her Pharmacy Doctorate degree from Creighton University in 2000. She met her husband while in pharmacy school and got married in 2000. She was the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit pharmacist at Loyola University in Chicago for several years before relocating to Arizona where she worked as Pediatric Oncology pharmacist at Phoenix Children's Hospital. She is survived by her husband Elie of 19 years,Her three Children: Cassie 19, Sean 16 and Hope 12. She is also survived by her mom and brother jeff. She was a loving, caring and generous soul who will be missed daily my many. Rest in peace.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 2, 2020

  • Memorial Mass

    Monday, August 3, 2020


Deborah Ann Saikaly

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Mark Francis

August 7, 2020

Dear Elie & Family,

We love you all so much and are deeply sorry for your loss. To share a short memory: Debbie was the first person to introduce me to tuna casserole. I had no idea what it was before that as it’s not exactly a staple of Lebanese cuisine. I remember when you introduced us to her for the first time. She was full of warmth and love and these things live on eternally through the family that warmth and love created.

You’re in our hearts and prayers.

Mark & Aleks Francis

Rima Semaan

August 4, 2020

Sending our deepest condolences to you and your family. May Deborah’s Memory be eternal.

Rima Semaan and family

Lola Semaan-Corbett

August 1, 2020

Dearest Elie and family,
I know words cannot express the depth of your grief at the sudden loss of Deborah. We were all stunned at the news. May God help ease the pain you and your children feel. She will always be a part of you and your family and she will watch over all of you. We are so sorry for your loss and may her memory be eternal. God bless.
With all our love your cousin,
Lola & Tim Corbett

Darine Francis Murray

August 1, 2020


I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May her soul rest in peace.

Jane Kosirog-Glowacki

August 1, 2020

My condolences to the Saikaly and Buchholtz families. Special prayers for Cassie, Sean and Hope during this difficult time. Words cannot express how I feel. Earth lost an amazing person but heaven gained Deb's loving soul. Deb and I celebrated so many life moments together. We were there for each other. We attended each other's recitals and concerts. Deb was a great dancer and had the best smile performing! We had movie nights and loved to ride the roller coasters (The Eagle) at Great America, singing "Eye of the Tiger". We watched the Bears win the Super Bowl at Creighton, watched the Bulls win their Championships and went to many concerts together over the years (Buffett ranked up there!). I know you watched the Cubs end their drought. Celebrating sacraments, graduations, marriage and growing our families are only a some of the memories. We traveled together and did crazy things. I love and will miss you. Thanks for the memories Deb!

Nadine Francis Coville

July 31, 2020


We are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏.

May her soul rest comfortably in God’s hands.

Nadine and Joel Coville

Noelle Saulnier

July 31, 2020

We were heartbroken to hear the news and are keeping you all in our hearts. I loved every moment at dance that I got to spend talking to Deb about the kids & work and was so happy whenever I ran into her at PCH and we talked about syncing our schedules so we could work together. I will miss seeing her & our quick catch ups in the parking garage so much.
Thinking of you all,
Noelle Saulnier

Heather Scott

July 31, 2020

Deb was always one of the nicest pharmacists, she was always pleasant on the phone and willing to help with our questions. Condolences to your family, sending you lots of hugs and prayers.

Elaine Nordstrom

July 31, 2020

Deb and I have worked together for many years at PCH. She provided amazing care for the Hematology-Oncology patient population where I worked as a RN. My heart breaks for this loss and for her family. My prayers are with you during this horrific, unexpected time.

Ace Cruz

July 30, 2020

Deb, I was blessed to have the opportunity to get to know you and I will always remember the Joy in your face when talking to you about your children, specifically about dance, as we shared a commonality, sharing pictures and videos with each other with so much pride. Deb would always give me her full attention listening to my stories, and I can only hope that I did the same for you. Deb was such a gentle, kind soul and I will surely miss our conversations my friend. My heart breaks for the pain your family must be feeling and I will keep them lifted up in prayer that in time, their spirits will find peace and comfort with the years of loving memories you surely left within their hearts, and with the knowledge of an eternal reunion to come! I found a picture from 2014 with Deb and a few others here at PCH. God Bless you Saikaly family!


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