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Rateba Saliby, 83, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2015, in her daughter Victoria Rabeh’s home surrounded by her loving family. Rateba was the wife of the late Issa Saliby. Born in Amar Al Hosn, Syria, she was the daughter of the late Fouad and Salma (Atiyeh) Younes.
Rateba will be dearly missed by her children, Antoun and wife Salwa, Samir and wife Amal, Adnan, Victoria and husband William Rabeh, Donna (wife of the late Haitham Saliby), Samira and husband Nakhla Eshak, Simon and wife Lisa, Michael and wife Leah, George and wife Dina, Antoinette and husband George Issa, and Elias; 29 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son Haitham Saliby, daughter Victoria Saliby, brother Rateb Younes, and sister Talje (Younes) Chehouri.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 9:00 a.m., until a service at 11:00 a.m, both at St. George Orthodox Church, 1011 Catasauqua Ave., Allentown, PA 18102. Contributions, in her Memory, can be made to St. George Orthodox Church Building Fund.