Edward J Diamond Jr
Mount Laurel - It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Edward J Diamond Jr of Mt Laurel, NJ on January 24, 2021 leaving to mourn family and friends.
Ed was predeceased by his beloved wife Maryann (née Wallace). He was survived by his daughter Eileen Diamond of Beverly , NJ and son Edward Diamond of Red Bank, NJ as well as his devoted siblings James Diamond (Janet Gordon) of Seal Beach, CA, Maureen Schuller of Medford, NJ, Patricia Diamond of Northfield, NJ, and Ann Diamond Hayes (Jeff) of Frederick, MD. Ed was also predeceased by his brother-in-law Arthur Schuller. He leaves behind his many admiring nieces and nephews as well as his cherished friend Helen Reilly Ferrara.
Ed was born October 8, 1947 in Philadelphia, son of the late Edward J. and Marie (née Gallagher) Diamond. He moved to Haddonfield, NJ as a teen and participated in athletics at Haddonfield High School class of 1965. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran having enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1966. He embraced the Marines' motto 'Semper Fidelis' or 'Always Faithful' in his upcoming years for his family and those he held so dear to him.
Ed graduated from Villanova University in 1974 with a Business degree, the first transfer student from Camden County College. During this time he met his wife Maryann Wallace, the love of his life and married at Sacred Heart Church in Riverton. They raised their children in Cinnaminson as well as Ocean City, NJ where Ed provided his immediate and extended family with the fondest beach memories. They enjoyed their friendships at Riverton Country Club where both Ed and Maryann played golf. Ed even experienced the not-so-quiet thrill of a hole in one. He enthusiastically followed Philadelphia sports, especially as an ardent fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles holding season tickets and generously sharing playoff games with family including the winning World Series and Super Bowl.
Ed started in Stationers Sales at Philadelphia Stationers, Staples, WB Mason, Office Basics, and after a restless break of retirement, LPS Industries with his dear cousin Madeleine Robinson. Ed's greatest hobby was his work. He was famous for his calling card of soft pretzels and mustard, stressing that the customer 'should remember not only the product but you'. In combination with Ed's sincere professionalism and Irish humor it yielded him much success.
Our memory of Ed as a kind, generous, enthusiastic, caring, and loving patriarch will be celebrated Friday, January 29 at Weber's Funeral Home, Riverton, NJ with reception from 9:00-10:30 a.m. followed by Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Riverton at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park, Cinnaminson, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project
This warm, tremendous soul will be tremendously missed.