I recently learned of Ivan's death. I worked with Ivan from 1990-1994. Ivan was great fun and a very interesting man. I am sorry for his family's loss. I lost my mother June 15, 2013 and the pain is still with me daily. My condolences.
As a "Northern” cousin (my Mother, Sylvia Peltz Goldstein - Washington, DC), there were only a few occasions that Ivan and I were together. Those were cherished though – Ivan was ever the charmer!
Over the past nine years, I have been in close contact with his sister Rita Stearman; and she has shared what a loving and adoring family Ivan has, how professionally successful he became - a genteel gentleman!
I hope through all the endearing memories that have been created, Penny and her family, sister Rita, and Aunt Helen's healing will be as peaceful as possible.
I was shocked and saddened at Ivan's passing. We grew up together in Jacksonville. I lost track of his whereabouts until a few years ago. We played some hoops together in high school and ran around in the same crowd. I'm sure he was excellent at any of his pusuits be it law or keeping company. My condolences to Penny and his entire family. Your friend in the past.
When you leave this earth,there are those who leave a great name and legacy . Not all do.He did.
To Mr. Diamond's family: I doubt any of you have met me, and Ivan most likely would not recall who I am, but through college I worked at a music store in Oxmoor center in the mid 80's and would help Ivan with his latest jazz artist purchases. I quickly surmised his appetite for music was quite prodigious! He was the most engaging, nice and kind soul I had the pleasure of serving during my time at the store. I simply felt compelled to share this with you, as I've always remembered him since, and tried to treat people in my life with the same interest and respect. I'm certain his passing is a great blow to you who love him. Please accept my sincere condolences and my thanks for him crossing my life's path, I'm all the better for it...
Ivan Diamond was a very important mentor to me. As a young kid of around 14 or 15 years of age, I used to earn pocket money cutting the grass on his (very large, as I recall) lawn. But what was memorable to this day were the conversations, during breaks or after work, with Ivan and Penny about the law, and the securities industry. I went on to have a career in the investment banking industry which took me to New York, Singapore, and London. The seed for this was planted in those discussions many years ago. That this man took the time to engage with and mentor a kid who worked in his yard about his area of professional expertise tells you everything you need to know about the character of Ivan Diamond. I am forever grateful for his guidance and advice, and shall miss him greatly.
My sympathies for your long struggle. May God bless in your hour of need.
Ivan was a mentor, a teacher, and friend. He represented the best of our legal profession. We are now the less as a community. Our prayers are with Penny and the family.
His Landon classmates were all so fond of Ivan and we know he will be sorely missed by all. Our heaarts go out to the family-
Truly, one of the kindest and funniest people I've ever known. Ivan was a beautiful and unique person who made everyone feel comfortable in his presence. A kind and gentle man who we will miss dearly.
I worked for both Ivan and Penny at different times. There are no better people than the Diamonds. I love them dearly. Ivan, you will truly be missed. Penny and the Diamond family, my sincere condolences.
Ivan was one of the greatest men I have ever known. I feel grateful to have worked with him for so many years. To know Ivan was to love him. He had a great sense of humor and so many quirky sayings that he said on a daily basis that always kept us smiling. Work will never be the same without him. I loved Ivan and miss him dearly. My deepest sympathy to the family. He will always be a "star"!
Ivan was one of the greatest men I have ever known! I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to work with him for so many years. If you knew Ivan, you loved him. He had the greatest sense of humor and so many quirky sayings that we got used to. I loved Ivan and will miss him so much. My deepest sympathy to the family. Ivan will always be a "star" in my eyes!
Respected. Admired. Loved. And now missed. Goodbye Mr. Diamond. I'll see you again at the end of my own days.
What a loss to the legal practice and, even more, to the people I have considered to be my friend. He was always a pleasure to talk with and had a sense of humor which was always warm in its delivery. I shall miss him.
Ivan was absolutely THE BEST! We have been friends with Ivan and Penny for almost 50 years. He was my first and best friend at the SEC and, regardless of the time between our visits, it was always as if we had seen Ivan and Penny three days ago. Ivan possessed such a wonderful sense of humor, which often masked his brilliance as an attorney. He was a joy to know and be with. He'll never be forgotten. Rest in peace, our dear friend.
Ivan was a colleague and great friend for over 30 years. He was one of the most remarkable fellows I ever knew,a fine lawyer, always smiling, with nothing but good things to say about everybody and everything.We managed to have lunch 3-4 weeks ago and he was still that way. Hard to imagine he is no longer with us, but he will always be remembered.
It was a joy to see Mr. Diamond, he was always had a smile and a respectful greeting for everyone. I will miss him. I feel privileged & honored to have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Diamond. His generosity, smile and kindness will always be with us. My thoughts and prayers to all of you during this time of great loss. Rest in peace Mr. Diamond and know everyone loved you.
The obit already said what I was thinking; that Ivan injected fun and humor into a business where many of the players take themselves way too seriously. He was a breath of fresh air and will be missed by those of us who enjoyed his wit and his inimitable style.
Ivan had a unique ability to be humorously unconventional when he wanted to be, while always remarkably excellent professionally. As one who worked for and with him, to whom I owe much gratitude, I give thanks for his "dress British, think Yiddish" humor. For his keen insight, knowledge and advice, I am beyond grateful. And to our God that shared Ivan with us, thank you Lord!