Dr. Edward J. “Ed” Diamond, Jr.
Of Pittsburgh, passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at age 96. Husband of 70 years to the late Edith A. Diamond, father of Dr. Edward J. Diamond III (Patrice) of Itasca, Illinois, and Kenneth J. Diamond (Elizabeth) of Mercer Island, Washington, grandfather of Jennifer, Laura, Steven, and Michael; great grandfather of Shoshana and Eliana. Son of the late Dr. Edward and Blanche Diamond and brother of Patricia Seligson. Ed was born in Pittsburgh on April 29, 1924, and graduated from Shady Side Academy, Yale University, and Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He served in World War II and was awarded two Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross with one oak-leaf cluster. Ed was the eye doctor for the Pittsburgh Pirates for many years. He loved his family and friends and was an avid golfer and bridge player. At his request, remembrances in his memory may be made to The Chest Foundation, 2595 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, Illinois 60026. A private graveside service will be held on Friday March 5, 2021, will broadcast on Facebook Live at 2p.m. and may be viewed by clicking the Facebook Logo on the home page of freyvogelfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.