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09/08/13 - NNHS Newsletter
Lawrence Diamond

Lawrence M. Diamond
(d. 16 July 2013)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1941

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is more sad news to report today.      Lawrence Diamond, Class of @ 1941, passed away in Newport News on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 at the age of 89.  May his memory be for a blessing always.

  From Ivan Anker ('67) of VA - 09/20/13, 6:19 PM - "    Lawrence Diamond":

Hey Carol,

Wanted to let you know that Lawrence Diamond, 89, passed away two weeks ago. He was the owner of Diamond Pharmacy and a graduate of NNHS. You can do the math to figure out what year it was. His obit appeared in the Daily Press On Sunday, Sept. 8th. Hope you're doing better.

Ivan Anker

   Thank you, Ivan.  I read this, but did not realize he was a graduate of Newport News High School.  You have my condolences on the loss of your friend.

                   Lawrence M. Diamond


NEWPORT NEWS - Lawrence M. Diamond, 89, passed away in his sleep September 4, 2013. The funeral took place late Wednesday, September 4th.

He is survived by his loving family: his wife of 60 years, Judith, daughters Sherry Diamond Liebman and Marian Diamond, her husband, Ari Tapper and four grandchildren: Daniel, Rachel, Ben and Zoe.

Born in Kimball, West Virginia, a resident of Newport News for more than 80 years, Lawrence served as a medic in WWII. After graduating from the Medical College of Virginia, he was the pharmacist/owner of Diamond Pharmacy for over 50 years.

Lawrence enjoyed many activities with his family, including walking on the Noland trail in Mariners Museum, fishing, tennis, singing and dancing.



A dedicated member of Adath Jeshurun Synagogue for more than seven decades, he led religious services for many years, served as president and was on the board of directors.

Friends will be received Sunday, September 8th from 12 - 6 at 205 Mistletoe Drive, Newport News. Donations may be made in his name to Adath Jeshurun, 2700 Spring Road, Newport News, VA 23606. Arrangements were made through Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from September 8 to September 09, 2013.   
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September 08, 2013
Dear Friend Judith and family,
You are in our prayers and thoughts at this time of your loss.
Mom and I were sad to read on line about the death of our neighbor for many years, Mr. Diamond. We would have been there for you but are here now in Your grief. What a inspiration he was as he walked to the Temple every Saturday evening. Dedication.
May our G_d surround each of you with comfort and peace.
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Grace & Peace, Mildred and Janet

~ Janet Lockstampfor, Newport News, Virginia

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September 08, 2013

I knew Dr. Diamond from my early days growing up in the neighborhood of the pharmacy. I delivered newspapers in Warwick Gardens and picked up my papers at the pharmacy. On Saturday evenings our family would visit the pharmacy for a treat. A special memory is when Dr. Diamond "hired" me to pass out flyers about the pharmacy in the neighborhoods he served. My brother and I delivered over 1000 flyers for which we were paid one cent per flyer to deliver. That was $10. Quite a nice bit of spending money for a youngster. I will always remember Dr. Diamond, his brother ,and the entire Diamond family with fond memories.

September 08, 2013

I was saddened to hear of Larry's death. He was a pillar of strength for both his family and Adath Jeshurun Synagogue. My condolences to his entire family. He is now with the righteous people with Ha'Shem.

September 08, 2013
Please accept my condolences on the loss of Mr. Diamond. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Valarie Adelman Blaes, Richmond, Virginia

September 08, 2013

My condolences to the family of Lawrence M. Diamond in the passing of your loved one. May the G_d of comfort be with you. Ps.90:10 Ps.37:10,11,29.

~ E. Mitchell, Virginia

September 08, 2013

Dear Judith and family,
I was very sad to hear of Lawrence's passing. He was a very devoted husband, father and grandfather, and will be remembered for his smile and kindness toward everyone.
David Liebman

~ David Liebman, Norfolk, Virginia

September 08, 2013

Dear Judy and family. I was so sorry to hear about Larry's passing. Know that you are in m prayers.

~ Dot Trevathan

September 09, 2013
I worked at the Pharmacy many, many years ago and was always treated very well. Mr. Diamond allowed me to work the hours suited my family life as I had two young children. Sorry to hear of his passing, and may the wonderful memories bring comfort to all the family.

~ Carolyn Clements, Dover, Delaware

September 09, 2013

All of you know how special your family is to our family. We have such wonderful memories of him over the years. As I told you, one of the most special memories is when he walked to our wedding and greeted us at the door right after we came down the aisle. We have enjoyed being a part of your many family celebrations. I can see his smiling face and wave as we would see him on Saturdays. Cherish your happy memories. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers, Love,

~ Kitty and Terry Heffington, Newport News, Virginia

September 10, 2013

My condolences to the family! My thoughts are with you and your family during these sad days!
~ Laurie Kramer Griggs, Fairfax, Virginia

September 20, 2013



   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Diamond family and their friends at this difficult time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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