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Beardsley-Mitchell Funeral Home

1818 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA

OBITUARY

Jamiel Shaheed Saliba

October 13, 1951January 9, 2020

Jamiel Shaheed Saliba was born on October 13, 1951 and passed away on January 9, 2020.

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Wanda Boles

January 18, 2020

I met Jamiel, maybe 10 yrs ago, I can't believe it has been that long. I picked him up in a black Lincoln Towncar and drove him to the airport. That was the day we became Friends. I retired out of the Army National Guard as an AGR employee and soldier. So we had something in common . I drove him the last time the same week he passed away. I was heart broken when I got the news. That run will always be a nice memory in my mine. We had nice talks to the airport and back. Subjects; Family first, then came Football and the military. That's what we talk about on that last run to the airport. I will miss him very much and I'm so happy that we met and became Friends. Will miss you dearly!

Mitch Patterson

January 18, 2020

Jamiel was a great friend and I was so sad to hear of his passing. I am so glad he and I were able to spend some quality time this past summer at our class reunion. Ellen and his family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless during this very difficult time.

Dave Whittington

January 18, 2020

A second marriage brought Jamiel into my life as a brother-in-law but we bonded as fellow veterans over a weekend at the beach and quickly became friends. An incident retold captures his humor, toughness, humbleness and charisma. He was once awakened out of a sound sleep and uttered, “Mama! He then became fully awake and said “Watch that, I’m a trained killer!” :) He was larger than life, a bear of a man with a teddy bear’s heart. Although he traveled the count and world as an internationally recognized businessman, he quickly responded to calls and texts from all. He had the knack of making people they were the most important people in the world and in conversation one had his undivided attention- a rarity these days. He and I often good naturedly traded barbs about Clemson and Alabama football; he as a native Alabamian and I as as Clemson grad. I will miss this good man loved by us and many. God Bless you Colonel. Thank you for your service to our country, the leadership and mentoring to so many in the business realm, here and internationally. Here’s to you and your love of Bama Football...Roll Tide Roll. One of the last times I spoke with him, I invited he and Ellen to come up and spend the weekend before some surgery. He said, can’t make it right now but there will come a day 😢 Gone to soon but forever in our hearts. See you again Brother with all our loved ones.

Doug Leeby

January 18, 2020

I was blessed to have been able to be a business partner to Jamiel for 15 years. It wasn't until a year or so after we met that I learned he had been a Lt. Colonel in the Army. Out of complete respect, I called him Colonel 80% of the time from that day forward. Jamiel and I did a lot of business together over the years but it wasn't until recently that we drew up a contract. We never needed one- ever. His word was his bond. We shared many drinks in airports and no matter how tough the client call we just left, his face would radiate and he'd avail me stories about his family and friends. Above all, "The Colonel" was a family man who cherished his bride, his kids, grandkids, and his "extended family" more than anything in the world. Heaven just got a whole lot better.

Vickie Black-Vigue

January 17, 2020

It`s hard to capture the essence of what a positive impact Jamiel had on so many lives. I feel so fortunate to have worked with him for so many years. His passion for his work, his genuine concern for others, and most of all his love of family were always at the forefront. To know Jamiel was to love him. He was always concerned about people first, with a kind word and a big heart. I will never forget working with him - he jokingly and lovingly dubbed me the `HR Lady` in his TAPFIN `family`. It will always make me smile when I think of it.

My condolences to the Saliba family; know that Jamiel`s impact on the world was one of compassion & he made the world a better place. He will be missed more than words can express.

Bruce Morton

January 17, 2020

My deepest condolences
Jamiel is a legend in the staffing industry and his legacy will live on throughout this wonderful industry for many many years to come.
Bruce Morton
Head of Strategy
Allegis Global Solutions

Debby Nelson Brown

January 16, 2020

Went to high school with Jamel,,he was always a sweet and fun guy,,,so sorry for your loss

Michelle Ianni

January 15, 2020

Honored to be a friend of Ellen and Jamiel in Destin, FL
We love you and are sending our thoughts, prayers and hugs from the Tuscany Italian Bistro staff. Wish we could be there for his celebration of life, as it can't be sad, he enjoyed life and loved his family to the moon and back!

Tom Lowder

January 15, 2020

I had the opportunity to meet Jamiel through the Monday Morning Quarterback Club with our top donors and fund raisers for the MMQBC and the Crippled Children’s Foundation at the Shoal Creek golf tournament and later during our fall meetings. Jamiel was a great guy and gentleman. Sorry to hear this news. Blessings to his wife and family.

Catherine Parello

January 15, 2020

Words seem so inadequate to capture this man's life and his effect on so many. A personality and heart larger than life and a bear hug to match, he was at first - formidable, but it took only a minute to see the teddy bear inside. I am sure every one of us can remember when we first met Jamiel. Jamiel Saliba is what you get when you live life with conviction and passion and aren't afraid to say what you think. A soldier to the end in living his duty - how can he not inspire the rest of us to pick up where he left off and "soldier on"? He was one in a million and I am so happy I had the good fortune of working with him. How sad this life will be without his light. God keep his family and friends close - his memory will live on in everyone he touched.