Anthony John Diamond
September 25, 1941 – December 29, 2020
Anthony J. Diamond passed away December 29th at his home surrounded by his family after a long journey with kidney cancer at the age of 79. Anthony was born September 25th, 1941 in Wilmington, Delaware to the late John Diamond of Aspria,Greece and Mary Diamond of Philadelphia,Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife Karen Diamond of Ft. Myers,Florida whom he married November 17, 1973, his three children: John Diamond (Janelle) of Pine Island, Fl., Anthony Diamond of Ft Lauderdale,Fl. and Lisa Diamond of Ft Myers, Fl.; five grandchildren: Anthony Diamond-Haegele, Ava Diamond, Alyssa Diamond, Koren (Diamond) Catania, and Justin Diamond; his sister, Stella Diamond and brother-in-law Chuck Henderson. Anthony received his Bachelor of Arts in Government from George Washington University in 1963, he then received his Law degree from George Washington University in 1966, served with the U.S. Army Intelligence in Vietnam and worked with legal services in Las Vegas, Nevada before moving to Fort Myers, Fla. Once in Florida he opened an office of his own, he and his sister then opened Diamond & Diamond law firm on McGregor Blvd where he practiced until his retirement. Anthony practiced law for over 35 years, with majority of time spent practicing Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Law. After retirement Anthony and his wife of 47 years, Karen, enjoyed travelling around the world, playing tennis and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Anthony had a love for the sport of baseball, always following his team the Phillies and coaching little league in his younger years. He will be greatly missed by his family and all that knew him. Funeral Services will be held at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church and internment will be at Ft Myers Memorial Gardens. Due to Covid-19 both will be private ceremonies. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Checks should be made payable to MD Anderson Cancer Center, please include a note that the gift is in honor of Anthony Diamond and should be applied to Dr. Nizar Tannir’s RCC research and mailed to the below address: MD Anderson Cancer Center P.O. Box 4486 Houston, TX 77120-4486
- MD Anderson Cancer Center
Anthony John Diamond
T Rankin Terry
January 2, 2021
Tony & I “hit town” about the same time in the early 1970’s. He had gone to a top law school (George Washington University in DC, known in the trade as “GW”). There were not many of us who had gone to non-Florida law schools.
Tony was a top lawyer, low-key but not low-power. Over the years he became a personal & professional friend, an occasional adversary, and a client. He was the ultimate gentleman who was a lawyer. He will be missed but his memory always with us.