Earl Leo Diamond
Earl Leo Diamond

August 10, 1937 - October 16, 2017
Born in New Hampshire
Resided in Maryland

Obituary

Earl Leo Diamond, age 80, a long-time resident of Annapolis, died on October 16, 2017, of heart failure. Earl was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, who devoted his life to serving his country and those around him. Earl was born on August 10, 1937, in Manchester, New Hampshire, and was raised in New England. Following High School, he attended Northeastern University for two years before transferring to the U.S. Naval Academy. Earl graduated from the Naval Academy in 1961 with a B.S. in Naval Science and later received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from New York University in 1970. In the Navy, Earl served on a number of ships, including the submarine USS SARDA in Groton, Connecticut. After leaving the Navy, he continued to serve his country as an electrical engineer for the Naval Sea Systems Command, first at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York City and then at the David Taylor Research Laboratory in Annapolis, where he retired in 1996. Earl was a dedicated public servant who loved his work designing communications cables and other equipment for ships and submarines. He shared several patents and helped test the lunar rover vehicle used on the moon by the Apollo astronauts.

Earl married his wife of 50 years, Marcia, in 1967. The couple lived in New York before moving to Annapolis in 1970. In his 47 years as an Annapolis resident, Earl gave back to the community through leadership roles in numerous religious and service organizations. Earl was a Master Mason and two-time Past Master of Amos Lodge in Severna Park, Maryland. He was also a long-time board member of Kneseth Israel Synagogue and a member of the Jewish War Veterans. He and Marcia were active volunteers at the Naval Academy’s Jewish Chapel, helping host weekly services and opening their home to dozens of midshipmen over the years. Earl was preceded in death by his brother, Nelson Diamond. He is survived by his wife, Marcia; two sons, David (and Laurie) Diamond of Herndon, Virginia and Steven (and Laura) Diamond of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and four grandchildren, Emma, Mia, Josh and Caitlin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Congregation Kneseth Israel; the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607; and Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Thursday, October 19 at Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403. Interment will follow at Kneseth Israel Cemetery. Shiva will be observed at 7PM Thursday and Saturday at the Diamond residence, 121 Melvin Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401.

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Services

Service
Congregation Kneseth Isreal
1125 Spa Road
Annapolis, MD US 21401
Thursday, October 19, 2017
1:00 PM
Burial
Kneseth Israel Cemetery
101 Defense Highway
Annapolis, MD US 21401
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Charities

Congregation Kneseth Israel
1125 Spa Rd.
Annapolis, MD US 21403
Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
29449 Charlotte Hall Road
Charlotte Hall, MD USA 20622
Shriners Hospitals For Children
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