AGE: 99 • Red Bank
Saul Diamond, 99, of Red Bank died on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he also lived in Flushing, Hazlet and Little Silver before moving to Red Bank in 1969. Mr. Diamond was the owner and president of American Credit Associates, a business he started in 1960, first in New York and then in Red Bank where he worked until his retirement at the age of 91 in 2006. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941-1945, first in military intelligence and then as assistant to the General of the Harbor Defense of New York at Fort Hancock, NJ. He was very active in the Jewish War Veterans where he was a past commander of Bayshore Post 737; chief of staff for the NJ state commander from 1972-73; state chaplain for many years; and a member of the National Executive Committee. He was the constable of Red Bank from 1969 to 2000 and was also a past chairman and member of the Red Bank Zoning Board of Adjustment for well over 30 years.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy (Turin); his children, Nancy Rubinstein, Ellin and Fred Cohen; his grandchildren, Erica and David Rechtweg, and Seth and Debra Cohen; and four great-grandchildren, Ari and Zoe Rechtweg and Chloe and Noah Cohen.
Funeral services will be held at the Menorah Chapels at Millburn, 2950 Vaux Hall Road, Union, NJ on Wed., Feb. 19 at 11:30 AM. Interment will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge. Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ or the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 18, 2014.