December 9, 2009
Edward Diamond of Carbondale, passed away Dec. 4, 2009 at home. He was 81.
Edward was born Nov. 25, 1928 in Newark, N.J. to William and Ruth Diamond. Edward married Linda Johnson in 1969 in New Jersey. He served in the Army from 1956-1958.
He was a member of the America Medical Association, ACOG, and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Edward Diamond was a leading obstetrician and gynecologist and a pioneer in the field of microsurgery and reproductive medicine. A graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and the Chicago Medical School and founder of the Diamond Institute of Reproduction in New Jersey, Dr. Diamond was instrumental in enabling thousands of couples to conceive and raise families of their own.
A resident first of Snowmass Village, and then of Carbondale, since 1971, Dr. Diamond was an active member of the community and an inspiring participant in the Aspen Music Festival and School, local book clubs and The Aspen Institute. He enjoyed hiking, skiing, and golf with family and friends.
He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Edward is survived by his wife, Linda Diamond; sons Gary, Steve and Stuart Diamond; daughter Mira Baidwan; brothers Robert and Michael Diamond; nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
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The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Franklin and Marshall College and the American Cancer Society.