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Susan Z. Diamond died on April 25, 2019 after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. Susan will be greatly missed by her husband, Allan Devitt, niece Virginia Diamond (Neeraj Moondra and Aman Moondra), nephews James A. Diamond (Kate, Julia, and Caroline) and Kevin Platt (Michele and Emma), her in-laws Daniel and Ruth Devitt and family, as well as many other family and friends. Susan had her own consulting firm, Diamond Associates, Ltd. for over 40 years and taught seminars on finance for non-financial managers for Deere and Company, Archer Daniels Midland, American Management Association, and many other organizations. Susan held the investiture of The Great Mogul in the Baker Street Irregulars (BSI) and The Lone Star in the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes (ASH). She was extremely active in a number of Sherlockian scion societies, including the Criterion Bar Association. As president of the Watsonians, she was responsible for the annual running of the Chicago Silver Blaze, the oldest still active Sherlockian horse race in the world. She was president of the Board of Trustees of the Bensenville Community Library. Community service was very important to her, and she served on the boards of the Bensenville Community Foundation, the White Pines Civic Association, the Bensenville Lions Club and other local organizations. Memorials can be made to The Beacon Society,; The Bensenville Community Public Library; The Diamond- Devitt Literacy Fund of The Bensenville Community Foundation, P.O. Box 371, Bensenville IL 60106; the West Suburban Humane Society. Arrangement entrusted to Pedersen- Ryberg Funeral Home, Elmhurst, 630-834-1133 or

Published by Daily Herald on Apr. 28, 2019.
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Just learned of Susan's passing. Regina and I thinking of you,

Richard and Regina Burin
Richard Burin
March 26, 2020
Remembering a dear friend, and a beautiful soul. Sending condolences to Allan and the family. __on behalf of the Nashville Scholars of the Three Pipe Problem (Sherlockian society in Nashville, TN)
Jim Hawkins
August 20, 2019
Sending our thoughts and prayers in memory of a wonderful and kind lady. She will be missed.
- Susan's friends and colleagues at Canadian Management Centre, Toronto, Ontario
May 7, 2019
Nadine Grant
April 29, 2019
I enjoyed corresponding with Susan for many years, and she was kind enough to publish several of my essays in The Serpentine Muse. Although we never met in person, it was obvious that she was a most intelligent and delightful person. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and many friends.

Richard Kellogg
April 29, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in Psalms 29:11, knowing that in difficult times like this, God gives peace and strength. DM
April 28, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences for your family's loss. May the words of John 6:40 bring you comfort at this difficult time.
April 28, 2019
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