March 30, 1953 - March 28, 2018
John “Jack” Diamond, 64, died March 28, 2018 in Jacksonville, FL of liver cancer. Jack was born March 30, 1953 in Bayshore, LI, NY and grew up in West Babylon. He was a boy scout, an altar boy, and played electric guitar. Jack collected Lionel trains, was a pinball wizard and league bowler. He was graduated from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School, Lindenhurst, NY before moving with his family to Winter Park, FL. He was graduated from Bishop Moore High School, 1971, and attended Florida Technological University, Orlando. Jack was known as a “jack of all trades.” Professionally he was an upholsterer, drapery installer and furniture deliveryman for Diamond’s Interiors, College Park. He also worked as a commercial electrician for many companies in Central and North Florida, drove a Coca Cola truck, trained as a Southern Bell lineman, fixed freezers for Atlantic Ice Co., and made deliveries for Courier Dispatch. You name it, Jack did it. Jack was a voracious reader and knew a little about many subjects as he spent countless hours in the Winter Park and Jacksonville libraries. A true nonconformist, child of the 60s, he enjoyed rock n’ roll music, shooting pool, and a good debate. At heart Jack was an animal lover. He befriended all creatures great and small, particularly stray cats. He would feed an animal before himself. In 2010 Jack moved to Jacksonville, FL to be closer to his mother in memory care. He visited her often. He continued his commercial electrical work until COPD sidelined him in 2015. Jack hated confined spaces and needed the outdoors to be happy. He loved and sometimes lived in his 1994 black Toyota pickup truck. He was predeceased by his parents Edmond and Rita Diamond. Jack is survived by three sisters, Claire (Tony Sano), Ann and Laura, along with nieces Athena, Siobhan and Natasha Tate, and nephew, Nick Sano. A graveside service is scheduled for Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:30 am in All Faiths Memorial Park, Casselberry, FL. Donations can be made to a no-kill shelter or Camp Boggy Creek www.boggycreek.org in memory of John “Jack” Diamond.