Samir Mirza, 82, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on August 10, 2020. He was the proud owner of Byblos Restaurant, family owned for 30 years and located in Tempe, Arizona. Samir is survived by his sister Jamale and nine other brothers and sisters. The family asks that friends and family make a contribution to St. Mary’s Food Bank in honor of Samir Mirza, https://www.firstfoodbank.org/. A Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 4:00-6:00 P.M. with a Prayer Service beginning at 5:30 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018. Funeral Mass will be held the following day, Friday, August 14, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church, 5406 E Virginia Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85008. Burial will take place at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 1562 E Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ 85204. Condolences and Hugs from Home may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com
JAMAL, I was so sorry to hear of Sumir’s passing. Bob and I had some very very memorable times with both of you. I hope to see you very soon. Love, Joy Baker(
David, Siham Saliba and the family
May God has mercy on Samir’s soul. He was a good friend to our family, we have known him and Jamale for over 30 years.
Samir rest in peace
Our hearts are broken with the passing of Samir. Both he and Jamale were so close to our family and did so many wonderful things for us, their community and their church. He was a wonderful man and we pray that he looks down upon Jamale and his family always. Our deepest sympathies to Jamale and the Mirza family.
-The Consolazio family-Angelo, Patty, Michael, Juliana and Angelo, Jr.
May the lord welcome him in his new home in heaven , RIP Samir you were one of a Kind my friend , may the lord bless your soul
Henry , Angela and Valentino Flutie
May the lord welcome you in your home in heaven , RIP my friend , you were on of a Kind my friend
Ray and Ursula Elze
Our deepest sympathy and condolences in the passing of Samir to you, Jamale, and the entire Mirza family. We will fondly remember Samir and his happy smile and big heart. He loved people and will be missed by all whose lives he touched. May he Rest In Peace and travel with the angels.
Joseph and Linda Consolazio family
Our deepest condolences to the Mirza family and especially to Jamale who was always there for a neighbor in need. Samir was a wonderful man who went out of his way for everyone.
May he Rest In Peace Now and forever.
Francis and Cindy Abijaoude
We will miss you deeply, Samir. We have known each other since our families grew up together in Liberia. Here in Arizona our children always loved the warm hospitality they enjoyed from you and Jamal. You have left us, but our memories will always remain with us. May you enjoy your new home and God’s blessings be with you and Jamal and your family left behind.
أن لله وأنا إليه راجعون
We belong to God, and to God is our return.
May his departing soul be blessed and may he Rest In Peace.
Deepest condolences to family and friends.
Rest in peace, dearest Samir! You have always been a loyal and wonderful friend to the entire Consolazio family!
You and Jamale are family to us and we will always remember your beautiful smile and warm heart, passion for life and willingness to offer help to everyone. We will love you forever and already miss you so much!
With all our love, Domenica Consolazio and Joseph and Silvana DiRenzo XXOOXXOO
Don and Kathy Dietz
Dearest Jamale and family,
My husband, Don, and I have been privileged to know Samir and Jamale for a long time. We have always had the greatest love and respect for them, their kindness, their generosity and their love and friendship. We send our deepest heartfelt condolences to you. We will miss our friend, Samir very much. Love, Kathy and Don Dietz
Anna Marie, Neil, Marc & Robert Kusant
Samir was a dear friend to my parents and the rest of our family. He was so kind and generous to everyone and will be greatly missed.
He will be in our prayers as well as Jamale and the rest of the Mirza Family.
Ken Halloran and Ricardo Hauser
Jamale and the Mirza family, our deepest sympathy goes out to you all at this time of sorrow. Samir was a very nice man and was always so very pleasant when we visited Byblos. We missed speaking with him the past several months.
Samir, we will miss you, our friend. May you rest in peace.
So very sad to learn of Sammy’s passing for many years he always greeted warmly when visiting the restaurant. His and Jamale fantastic food and greetings will be sorely missed
Spencer, Bill and Anita Elliott just learned of Samir’s passing. God bless. This man really “hit the jackpot” as he would often say when selling Jamale’s wonderful lamb dishes. He will be missed.
The Stewart Family
I am so sad to hear of Samir’s passing. He and Jamale were a part of so many milestones for our family. Always a warm greeting and never forgot who we were. We celebrated so many things, graduations, pregnancies, Mother’s day, Father’s day, marriages and birthday after birthday, not to mention just being able to get together. Jamale always had a warm smile and hug for us. And of course there is the amazing food. No one beats them. Samir even remembered our favorites. Thank you for sharing so much with our family. You will be deeply missed. Many, many blessings to all of you. Thank you, Samir, you are missed. Thank you you, Jamale, pour hearts are with you during these tough times.
Laura, Tracy & Adam Clark
We are so sorry he has passed away. Such a wonderful person. He watched our son, Adam, grow up and loved Adam so much. We will miss him and Byblos.
My heart goes to family and my life is blessed to have my memories of Samir. He was always kind, welcoming and part of our family. Sending love and prayers. Moreen and family in Flagstaff.
Jamal, I do hope you see this message.
I just found out of Samir’s passing.
I was your neighbor living with John (next to Dominica)
I talked to John’s mom to let her know.
Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
The Jacobs Family
Our condolences on Mr. Mirza’s passing, which we learned of only today.
Byblos was our first stop on every visit with out-of-town family and guests for over 10 years, as much for the Mirzas’ warm welcome as for the food. Wishing the family Peace.