Sal Anthony Murillo, 60, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2023.Sal is survived by his daughter, Tiffany Comunale (Tim Comunale) and grandchildren, Alexandra 9, Timmy 7, Alyssa 6 (They loved their “G-Daddy” and “T”) and his grand–doggie, Arnie Palmie.
He is also survived by his sisters, Connie Williams (Charles), Stephanie Reyes (Andre), Mercy Sands, Mary Vera, Susan Johnson, Yolanda Piseno, Barbara Vera preceded in death by his sister, Diana Vera and his parents, Conception and Fernando Murillo.
Sal worked for American Airlines and worked in The Club and enjoyed meeting the stars and many prominent people. He didn’t need “things” and lived a very minimalist life. He never complained even up to his last days. Sal never wanted to be a burden and was agreeable, kind, and loved to laugh. His laugh was one of the most memorable things about him. Simple, kind and gentle. He would give his daughter and grandkids the world if he could.
He had a great love for animals and any living thing. He would take the smallest bug and put him outside, making sure they were okay and had a good home. T took great care of Arnie: walks in the park, took him out several times a day, loved giving him treats and feeding him lots of food.
He loved life and celebrating. He loved his family and friends. Sal had a passion for good food. He loved researching recipes and new ideas for meals and trying new things. He thoroughly enjoyed going to the bakery and picking up fresh bread, going to the Farmers Market for fresh vegetables and loved good coffee. He loved dining out and eating at restaurants.
Sal was born in Kansas City, KS and really enjoyed living in San Francisco & New York City for many years. He spent the last 4 years in South Florida. He really admired beaches, water & nature.
Sal was very spontaneous & loved to travel. He would jump on a plane to visit his daughter & grandkids in Florida on a day’s notice. He wanted to visit Israel for New Year’s Eve, so he did. He traveled all over the world, loved to visit new places and explore.
When he lived in New York, he would fly down to help Tiffany with her many house projects. He was a skilled organizer and loved building things, organizing, hanging pictures, etc.
Funny Memories: Everyone used to always think he and his daughter were brother & sister or boyfriend because he looked so young and vibrant.
Tiffany’s Favorite Memories:
Bart, the turtle he bought for me
Bike riding across the Golden Gate Bridge
Roller blading in Central Park
Taking a cruise to the Bahamas and Mexico
Dining out at restaurants
Eating dinner together
Just hanging out at the house
The way he treated me. Always made me feel loved.
Alexandra’s Memory: When T would come from New York every few weeks, he would bring us cookies every time.
Timmy’s Memory: T would always bring chips for us to snack on.
Alyssa’s Memory: Loved T’s hugs and how he loved Arnie.
Aunt Stephanie said my dad said this quote, “I’ve lived a good life. I got to travel to 4 countries, I had great parents with a wonderful family. I’ve met so many people. I have some great friends. I have a daughter who I am proud of.” He couldn’t be happier about his G-babies. About that time Alexandra was playing a song on the piano. He said at first when she was learning it drove me crazy to hear her play. Now I love to hear. We both laughed.
May you rest in peace.
Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2023, at St. Therese Catholic Church 7207 NW Highway 9, Kansas City, MO 64152. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Therese, with Fr. Randy Sly presiding. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Pallbearers: Tim Comunale, Charles Williams, Sr., Andre Reyes, Jr., Antonio Reyes, Christopher Williams and Ronald Muniz.
Memorial contributions are suggested to 4kids.us Memories of Sal Anthony and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com