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Celebrating the life of
John A. (Jack) Diamond
Passed away on October 04, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, October 07, 2018
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • 8412 Whitfield Ave (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-1523
  • Rosary
  • 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, October 07, 2018
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • 8412 Whitfield Ave (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-1523
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 10:00 a.m. - Monday, October 08, 2018
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • 8412 Whitfield Ave (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-1523
  • Burial will be private.

I wish you much strength for the next time. The eternal light shines on him. My thoughts and prayers got out to you.

Sophia Wahl, Petersberg, Deutschland

Margaret, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jack, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Randy Shuman

Randy Shuman, Savannah, Ga

Dear Kelly, I was saddened to hear of your dad's passing, and I send my deepest condolences to you and your family. May the Lord be close to you during this difficult time.

Rebecca Weigold , ,

Candi so sorry for the passing of your dad

Van turner, ,

Liebe Margaret, herzliches Beileid von Roswitha und Paul. Auferstehung ist unser Glaube, Wiedersehen unsere Hoffnung, Gedenken unsere Liebe

Roswitha Eisel, London,

Liebe Margaret, herzliches Beileid von unserer gesamten Familie. Wir wünschen Dir Kraft in dieser schweren Zeit. Jack hat jetzt seinen Frieden, ich hoffe das gibt Dir Trost. Wir melden uns nochmals telefonisch. Michael mit Margarete und Kinder

Michael Wahl, Petersberg, Deutschland

Kelly, I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Lynn Odom, Savannah, GA

Our prayers are with you and your family

Mr. & Mrs. W. Harry Swicord, Statesboro , Ga

Margaret, I am so sorry to hear about Jack. My prayers are with you during this sad time.

Cindy (Hankinson) Sova, Thomaston , GA

Margaret, please accept my sympathy for you and all your family on Jack's passing. I remember him from when you and I worked together at NIOS. May God give you peace. Katie

Katie Kruse, Rome, Ga

Kindest personal regards.

Gordon C. Carson III, Richmond Hill, GA

Kelly, My heart goes out to you and your family. Though I didn't know your Dad, I know you and the love you have for him. He had a very active and blessed life with so many wonderful memories for you. May God bless you and your family, comforting you during this difficult time.

Lynn Osborne, Chesterfield, VA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4.

Niecy, jw.org,

I have many childhood memories from the Diamond home and of Mr. Diamond personally from time spent with his daughter and my dear friend, Kelly. He will be missed, and my heart goes out to her and to the rest of the family. Rest in peace.

Joy Cafiero Syring, Saint Leonard, MD

John A. (Jack) Diamond, 89, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018 peacefully at home under the care of Hospice Savannah, Inc. surrounded by his wife, Margareta Ames Diamond, and family.

He was the son of B. F. Diamond and Helen V. Flynn Diamond. Jack lived most of his life in Savannah.  He graduated from Benedictine Military School, Class of 1947, and served in the United States Army in Japan during the Korean War.  After discharge from the Army he attended Southern Tech in Atlanta and received a degree in Civil Engineering.  He returned to Savannah and started working for the family business, Diamond Construction Company, until his retirement. In his spare time Jack enjoyed boating and water and snow skiing.  His favorite hobby was singing with the 13th Colony Sound Barbershop Chorus.  In his later years he was privileged to sing with Savannah’s “World famous Crabettes”. He loved working in the garden and tending his camellias at his home at White Bluff.  Like his father, he received many blue ribbons at Camellia shows in Atlanta and Savannah.

Jack is survived by his wife Margareta Diamond; his children, Helen Diamond Samadi, Candi Diamond, Kelly Diamond Wolfsheimer, Michael Diamond and John Diamond (Brandi); and stepsons, Dirk Ames (Carroll) and Jason N. Ames.  He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

When he meets St. Peter he’ll be asking if he knows a certain song of the 1920’s and 1930’s.  Jack never missed an opportunity to get together and do some singing.  We’ll miss him dearly.

The family will receive friends from 5-6 PM on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at St. James Catholic Church.  A Rosary Service will follow at 6:00 PM.

The Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, October 8, 2018 at St. James Catholic Church followed by a Luncheon in the parish hall.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Dr., Savannah, GA 31406, the St. James Scholarship Fund, 8412 Whitefield Ave., Savannah, GA 31406, or to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.

Pallbearers are members of the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus.

 

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I wish you much strength for the next time. The eternal light shines on him. My thoughts and prayers got out to you.

Sophia Wahl, Petersberg, Deutschland

Margaret, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jack, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Randy Shuman

Randy Shuman, Savannah, Ga

Dear Kelly, I was saddened to hear of your dad's passing, and I send my deepest condolences to you and your family. May the Lord be close to you during this difficult time.

Rebecca Weigold , ,

Candi so sorry for the passing of your dad

Van turner, ,

Liebe Margaret, herzliches Beileid von Roswitha und Paul. Auferstehung ist unser Glaube, Wiedersehen unsere Hoffnung, Gedenken unsere Liebe

Roswitha Eisel, London,

Liebe Margaret, herzliches Beileid von unserer gesamten Familie. Wir wünschen Dir Kraft in dieser schweren Zeit. Jack hat jetzt seinen Frieden, ich hoffe das gibt Dir Trost. Wir melden uns nochmals telefonisch. Michael mit Margarete und Kinder

Michael Wahl, Petersberg, Deutschland

Candle tribute lit by Lynn Odom — Georgia

Kelly, I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Lynn Odom, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Nancy B. Whitaker — Georgia

Our prayers are with you and your family

Mr. & Mrs. W. Harry Swicord, Statesboro , Ga

Margaret, I am so sorry to hear about Jack. My prayers are with you during this sad time.

Cindy (Hankinson) Sova, Thomaston , GA

Margaret, please accept my sympathy for you and all your family on Jack's passing. I remember him from when you and I worked together at NIOS. May God give you peace. Katie

Katie Kruse, Rome, Ga

Kindest personal regards.

Gordon C. Carson III, Richmond Hill, GA

Candle tribute lit by Frank Johnson — Pennsylvania

Kelly, My heart goes out to you and your family. Though I didn't know your Dad, I know you and the love you have for him. He had a very active and blessed life with so many wonderful memories for you. May God bless you and your family, comforting you during this difficult time.

Lynn Osborne, Chesterfield, VA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4.

Niecy, jw.org,

I have many childhood memories from the Diamond home and of Mr. Diamond personally from time spent with his daughter and my dear friend, Kelly. He will be missed, and my heart goes out to her and to the rest of the family. Rest in peace.

Joy Cafiero Syring, Saint Leonard, MD


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