Shirley Ruth Polidori-Tuffaha

March 22, 2012

Shirley Ruth Polidori-Tuffaha, 71, passed away March 22, 2012. She was a registered nurse and worked as a quality assurance manager for Prudential and Aetna Health Care. She also was the Vice President and co-owner of Northwest Fastener. Shirley is survived by her loving husband; Bassam Tuffaha, mother: Catherine Polidori, sister, Joan Wlock and nephew, Jeff Wlock along with several of Bassam's nieces and nephews who considered her as their second mother, Dr. Mustafa Nazzal, Dr. Maisa Hamdan, Dr. Munir Nazzal, Dr. Yara Nazzal, Haitham Snlaimat, Sakher and Gaith Malkani and numerous other lifelong friends  - especially by her best friend Mrs. Eileen Bartlett. She will be missed by them all and by all her co-workers at Aetna and Northwest Fastener.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday March 27,
2012 with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 in the chapel of Klein Funeral
Home chapel. - Published by Houston Chronicle

Dorothy Srembo shares this with you since many of Shirley's friends from her ARAMCO days may not have heard the sad news. She arrived in Saudi Arabia in 1974 and was the Head Nurse of the ICU at the then Dhahran Health Center. She and her husband Bassam resided in Houston,TX.

7 Comments for “Shirley Ruth Polidori-Tuffaha”

  1. Gravatar of Laurie Carl WrightLaurie Carl Wright
    Posted Tuesday, May 01, 2012 at 6:27:21 PM

    I have such fond memories of Shirley and my mother, Joan Carl, as friends and co-workers in the ICU and Recovery Room at the Dhahran Hospital. Both have left such good memories. May Shirley's family be comforted to know that she is in wonderful company.

  2. Gravatar of Dorothy SremboDorothy Srembo
    Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 3:40:24 PM

    Laurie I knew your mother from our ARAMCO days. I was a nurse anesthetist there from 1974 to 1977. Your mom was a fun gal!! Just wanated to share that with you.

  3. Gravatar of Laurie SwansonLaurie Swanson
    Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 5:15:15 AM

    Bassam, my condolences to you and your family. Shirley will certainly be missed. I remember fondly our days in Abqaiq, your kindness to our family and the cauliflower frtters!

  4. Gravatar of G. Thomas Jones, MDG. Thomas Jones, MD
    Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 3:42:09 PM

    I remember Shirley fondly from Frankfurt, Germany, in 1973-75. I have not seen her since then, but she made such a wonderful impression on us that I remember her so well. She was a beautiful person. I am only sorry that I have not seen her since that time long ago. Even after 38 years, I am deeply saddened by the news.

  5. Gravatar of Carol PooleCarol Poole
    Posted Friday, March 01, 2013 at 5:39:10 AM

    Oh Bassam I just heard about Shirley-I'm so sad & sorry.She was a wonderful friend to me when I arrived in Saudi,a great boss & teacher.I remember the many times I had dinner at your home,you both trying to teach me bridge.Also the visit I had with you both in Texas.Will be thinking about you both.Love Carol

  6. Gravatar of Bassam TuffahaBassam Tuffaha
    Posted Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 6:32:20 PM

    I want to thank everybody for their condolences. I am sorry Ilost touch with you all. Please let me know if you hapen to come to Houston. Bassam

  7. Gravatar of mary ann petersmary ann peters
    Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 5:58:21 PM

    Dear Bassam..I am just shocked..I had no idea. Linda and I were just discussing Shirley and you today, and wondering how you both were doing. I googled her name, and this link popped up. I cannot believe what I have read. I am so sorry to hear this, and two years later. She was a wonderful beautiful woman, inside and out. I am so sorry for your loss I cannot express how shocked and sorry I am.

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