05.15.11

Robert Neil Diamond

Robert Neil Diamond, 67, of Milford passed away peacefully on Saturday May 14, 2011, surrounded by family.  He was born in New Haven, the son of the late Harry Diamond and Naomi Halper Diamond Finn.  He is survived by fiance Carmen Corvino, sister Inez Diamond Kelso (Robert) of Bethany, and brother Charles R. Diamond (Sharon) of Chestnut Hill, MA.  Bob was a loving uncle to Heidi Kelso of New York City, Betsy Kelso of Los Angeles, Michael Diamond and Samuel Diamond of Chestnut Hill, MA.  He was also survived by James Corvino (Michaeleen) of Chicago and Paul Corvino (Joanne) of Milford, and was proud “Poppy” to Kyla and Olivia Corvino.  Mr. Diamond graduated from Hillhouse High School and Quinnipiac College.  He was founder and owner of Tax Services of Milford; past president of the Connecticut Society of Enrolled Agents; active member of the National Association of Tax Practitioners; member of Homewood Acres Golf Club; former member of the Milford Club, the Board of Fire Commissioners of the City of Milford, The United Way, and the Milford Chamber of Commerce.  Bob sponsored several Little League teams and was an avid sports fan and golfer.

Service in the Weller Funeral Home, 493 Whitney Ave., New Haven Tuesday morning at 11. Interment will be private.
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68 Comments

  1. Ted & Dorcee Pappas said,

    05.15.11 at 2:05 pm

    Our sincerest condolences. Bob was a great man, easy to talk to and a joy to know. He will truly be missed.

  2. Donna & Ralph Eliseo said,

    05.15.11 at 8:09 pm

    Our sincerest sympathy. It was truly a pleasure to know him.

  3. Art and Meredith Stowe said,

    05.15.11 at 8:49 pm

    Our condolences to Carmen and Bob’s family over the loss of this gentle, thoughtful and gracious gentleman. It was a pleasure to know Bob and to spend time with him.

  4. Robin Senese & Patrick Thomas said,

    05.16.11 at 7:04 am

    We are saddened by the loss of a very good friend. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Carmen and the Corvino Family as well as the Diamond Family. He will surely be missed by all.

    Sincerely,
    Robin Senese & Patrick Thomas

  5. John, Marianne Healy said,

    05.16.11 at 7:16 am

    Marianne and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Carmen and all of Bob’s family. Bob had the unique ability to communicate with his friends and clients that instilled trust and confidence. Bob was a person who cared about others. He was generous, honest and trustworthy. We will miss him very much.
    Sincerely,
    John and Marianne Healy

  6. Peggi & Phil Vetro said,

    05.16.11 at 8:19 am

    So sorry to hear about Bob, he was a fantastic man, great account and friend. Our thoughts, sympathies and prayers are with his family. May he be at peace.

  7. Cary & Laura Friedman said,

    05.16.11 at 8:26 am

    Our deepest sympathy. Bob was a kind and generous man who supported many causes. He will be missed.

  8. Frederick J. Rosen said,

    05.16.11 at 8:50 am

    I was shocked and saddened to see that Bobby Diamond passed away. It seemed like yesterday we were playing ball as kids.

    My heartfelt sympathy to his family and loved ones.

    Frederick J. Rosen

  9. laura acri said,

    05.16.11 at 8:58 am

    I have know bob for over 30 years. He was a very compassionate & caring man. He will be sorely missed.

  10. Barry Ganter said,

    05.16.11 at 9:40 am

    hi Carmen, so sorry for your loss. Bobby was a really good guy. i am out of town but just wanted to let you know my prayers are with him. Barry

  11. Helen Fox said,

    05.16.11 at 10:40 am

    Carmen,
    I want to say how deeply sorry I am and wish I could be there to be at Bob’s service. My last visit with you and Bob last year as we sat at the beach and took pictures is very vivid in my mind. I will always be greatful that we had that visit, it was such a peaceful day and will be part of the memories I will hold in my heart of you both.
    Love you,
    Helen

  12. jim & jan turiano said,

    05.16.11 at 11:07 am

    with our deepest sympathy, may he rest in peace.

  13. Kathy Maher said,

    05.16.11 at 11:11 am

    Jay and I have known Bob for forty years. Bob has been doing our taxes since he started in Milford. He was a sincere, caring wonderful person. I just lost my husband, Jay, so I know how very difficult this is. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family. He will be missed.

  14. Adam & Noreen Rosati said,

    05.16.11 at 11:15 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob and Carmen’s families at this time and in the days ahead. What we are feeling now is so hard to put into words. We had the pleasure of knowing Bob; he has touched so many lives, we know he will be missed by his family, friends and associates as well. A hug to all.

  15. Davis E Williams said,

    05.16.11 at 11:55 am

    I am so shocked and so sincerely saddened to learn of Bob’s passing.My family and I have known Bob in excess of 30 years and he has always been a tremendous help to each of us. My heartful condolences to Carmen and each of his family members, as well as to the staff in the office. I will miss Bob tremendously.

  16. Caryn Kaufman said,

    05.16.11 at 11:56 am

    I was shocked to learn the news this morning. Bob has been my trusted tax advisor for 20+ years. My heart goes out to his family, colleagues, friends, and clients. I wish I could attend tomorrow’s service to properly pay my respects. He will be missed deeply by many.

  17. Pat and Rich Fausel said,

    05.16.11 at 12:05 pm

    To the family of Bob

    We were truly schocked and saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. We have know Bob for 25 years and there was never a more caring, professional and “Gentle Man” then Bob. Please accept our sinceres condolences. He will be truly missed by many

    Rich and Pat Fausel and Family

  18. Jeannine Lattanzi said,

    05.16.11 at 12:13 pm

    I cannot put into words the heavyness in my heart. I’ve known Bob for 32 years. He was the most kind and thoughful man. I will miss him greatly.

  19. Virginia Bria said,

    05.16.11 at 12:36 pm

    I was stunned and saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. He has been doing my taxes for the past 25 years. He was a gentle soul who was so kind and compassionate. My heart goes out to his family and fiance.

    Virginia A. Bria

  20. Richard & Neva Slattery said,

    05.16.11 at 1:27 pm

    I am very shocked and upset to hear Bob passed away. We have known each other about 40 years and he has been my accountant for more than 20 years. He always treated me as a friend and not just one of his clients. He always had faith in me and has given me much of his time to help me succeed. I really feel that I have lost a true friend and an insiration in my life. I will always remember him as a kind and thoughtful man and I will miss him forever.
    My heart goes out to Carmen and all of Bob’s family. He was a great human being that will be missed by many.

    Richard

  21. william mecca said,

    05.16.11 at 1:52 pm

    Dear Bob:
    You will be sorely missed-a wonderful human being, always kind and graciousmart and a fine sense of humour-I and Joy will miss our encounters

    Bill Mecca

  22. Ralph and Donna Marottoli said,

    05.16.11 at 2:23 pm

    Donna and I were shocked and saddened to hear about Bob’s passing.
    Bob and I met playing softball together over 35 years ago. Since then
    he has been a friend as well as a great tax man. He always went above
    and beyond the call of duty when it came to tax preparation. No matter
    how busy he was during tax season he would take the time to talk to you.
    He was truly one of a kind. Donna and I are “richer” people for having
    known him and being able to have called him friend. He will be missed.

    Ralph and Donna Marottoli

  23. Hans & Clara Gschliesser said,

    05.16.11 at 2:42 pm

    We lost Bob and are very sad. We knew him for over 30 years and loved and admired him. Bob was sincere in his care about all of us, a great man and accountant. Our sympathies are with his and the Corvino family and dear Pat, who was great support for Bob during many years. We’re sorry we cant join you at Wellers.

  24. Arla&Marty Rosmarin said,

    05.16.11 at 3:12 pm

    Bob was such a good,caring and generous person whom we always looked forward to seeing.Our condolences to his family and his fiancee and the wonderful people in his office.Marty Rosmarin

  25. Michael and Peggy Losh & family said,

    05.16.11 at 3:13 pm

    We are very saddened to learn of your loss loss. We have known Bobby for over 30 years. He was a kind and caring man who will be missed by all who knew him. Our sincerest sympathy to Bob’s family and loved ones. May he have eternal peace.

  26. Marian sole and Pat Russo said,

    05.16.11 at 3:16 pm

    We will miss Bob greatly on a personal as well as a business level. Our entire extended family loved our annual visits with Bob. He knew and cared about every member of the family. Despite tax time we looked forward to our visits. In the early years his skill with the pencil found sorely needed money and we trusted his competency implicitly.
    We are sure he will be much missed within his family and you are all very much in our thoughts.
    Marian and Pat

  27. Rogers Smith and Mary Summers said,

    05.16.11 at 3:27 pm

    It is hard to convey how saddened we are to hear of Bob’s passing. He has done our taxes for more than a quarter of a century, always efficiently yet thoughtfully, always with a cheerful and warm demeanor, even in times when work and, I’m sure, much more were causing him stress. When we moved to Pennsylvania a decade ago, we continued to send our taxes to Bob, coming in person whenever possible, because it was great to see him. We will miss him and send our sympathies and care to all to whom he was close and all those whose lives, like ours, he touched and benefited.

    Rogers and Mary

  28. Darlene Cardonita said,

    05.16.11 at 3:47 pm

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of this wonderful man. I too have known Bob for well over 30 years. A kind, caring, gentle soul who will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.

  29. Yumi Arai said,

    05.16.11 at 4:49 pm

    I am so sorry to hear Bob’s loss. I cannot say thank you enough to him for helping all the time. Wishing him to be peaceful time now.
    Please accept my deepest sympathy.

    Yumi

  30. George and Pat Barron said,

    05.16.11 at 5:29 pm

    We wish to extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of Bob. He did our
    taxes for over twenty years. In that time we came to look upon him as a
    friend because of his caring manner. He was wonderful and a true
    gentleman. We will miss him so much. May he rest in peace.

  31. Kristen sanger said,

    05.16.11 at 6:22 pm

    The Sanger’s send their sincere condolences. Bob was always a great person and friend to our family, especially to my brother Bob Sanger may they rest in peace together! Love, Robert, Carol, Brian, & Kristen.

  32. Carol & Bob Sandmann said,

    05.16.11 at 6:33 pm

    Bob was one of the nicest, sweetest people that we have ever met. If you wish to define a true gentleman, it would be Bob Diamond. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you Carmen, and the whole family.
    He will be sadly missed; may he rest in peace!

    Carol and Bob

  33. Rita M. Tompsen said,

    05.16.11 at 6:51 pm

    MY sympathy to the fimely, he will be missed.

    Rita M Tompsen

  34. Ray & Judie Miller said,

    05.16.11 at 8:32 pm

    Ray and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Carmen and as well to Bob’s family. He will surely be missed by all.

    Ray and Judie

  35. Bruce&Maureen Andes said,

    05.16.11 at 8:34 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Carmen,family & his business associates.We have had the pleasure of knowing & doing business with Bob for many years.He was a wonderful person that was loved by everyone that crossed his path. He was genuine,honest & trustworthy.We will miss him very much. Sincerely,Bruce&Maureen Andes

  36. Phyllis Lesser said,

    05.16.11 at 9:46 pm

    Bob was a great accountant and a wonderful person. He went out of his way to be helpful and a friend. He will be deeply missed.

  37. John & Carol Jezierny said,

    05.16.11 at 10:38 pm

    I’ll never forget the first time we came in to see Bob on Pond Point Road, it was the beginning of a good many years of “happy returns”. We went from clients to friends over time and it was always a pleasure to see him on or before April 15th. I know the calendar I designed years ago that featured the month of April and taxes and baseball, still graced his office. What a great guy, obviously gone well before his time and the kind of person you’ll never forget.
    Our prayers are with him and his loved ones.
    Sincerely,
    John & Carol Jezierny

  38. Diane Lucke said,

    05.16.11 at 11:04 pm

    A GOLDEN HEART HAS STOPPED BEATING, HARD WORKING HANDS AT REST. THE CORVINO AND DIAMOND FAMILIES HEARTS HAVE BEEN
    DEEPLY SADDENED, ALONG WITH PAT AND THE REST OF BOB’S STAFF.
    GOD ONLY TAKES THE BEST.

    OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY – THE LUCKE FAMILY – MRS. DIANE LUCKE,
    MR. & MRS. ROBERT LUCKE AND ESPECIALLY KYLE AND MONICA LUCKE
    WHO WAS SO HONERED TO WORK FOR BOB WHILE ATTENDING COLLEGE.

  39. James B Turiano Jr said,

    05.17.11 at 8:08 am

    James and Judy Turiano

    A wonderful Man, rest in peace Bob Diamond, you will be missed in many ways.

  40. Michael & Gail Pappas said,

    05.17.11 at 8:20 am

    Gail & I wish to express our deepest sympathy to Carmen and the Diamond family. In the few years we knew Bob he always treated us and our children with the greatest respect, even commenting one year when he did my son’s taxes that it was the hardest return he had ever done since my son had lived in three different states. Bob you will truly be missed, thank you for all you have done for us and our family.
    Mike & Gail Pappas

  41. Tom & Maureen Brown said,

    05.17.11 at 8:20 am

    Shocked to hear of Bobs passing. He was a good friend for the last 30 years and always gave me good sound advise. Our condolences to all of his family

  42. James & Cecelia Warakomski said,

    05.17.11 at 9:45 am

    Condolences. Sad. The world has lost a beautiful mind.

  43. Cliff & Johanna Barone said,

    05.17.11 at 10:04 am

    We were sadden to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy to all his family. May he rest in peace.

  44. Joseph & Lauralee Gaglio said,

    05.17.11 at 10:53 am

    We are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. After using his expertise during the past 26 years on both a personal and business level we grew close to Bob. He was truly a wonderful and kind man who will be, without a doubt, missed by many. May his family & staff find comfort in knowing our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time. So it is with heavy hearts that we say good-bye.

  45. David J. Whitham said,

    05.17.11 at 1:03 pm

    Our sincerest condolences to both families. What a fine gentleman and scholar to have passed so soon in life.He will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace.

  46. Russell Kornblut said,

    05.17.11 at 2:29 pm

    Kris, Rachel, Kelsey, Jacob and I are so very sorry for everyone’s loss regarding Bobby. He was such a classy, good natured and well liked person and a great cousin. He went way to soon and he will be missed so much.

    Our deepest condloences to Inez, Bob, Chuck and Sharon and family.

    Love,

    Russ &Kris and family

  47. Virginia Sole-Smith and Dan Upham said,

    05.17.11 at 3:13 pm

    I can remember accompanying my parents to their annual appointments with Bob when I was just five or six years old. Even as a kid, I was aware of the relief they felt, knowing that their financial situations were in good hands. When I became a tax-paying adult, working as a journalist in New York City, I didn’t think twice about traveling back to Connecticut to have Bob and Tim handle my taxes. As a freelance writer, my returns are often complex and nerve-wracking. But I’ve never stressed, knowing that Bob would look out for me, as he did for everyone in my extended family and many of our friends. Two years ago I had the pleasure of introducing my husband to Bob, when he helped us navigate an even more complex return as nervous, first-time home owners.

    Bob was a kind, good humored, and reassuring presence throughout my life. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family and friends.

    Virginia and Dan

  48. Terry Lieberman said,

    05.17.11 at 4:05 pm

    I extend my sincere expression of sympathy to Carmen and Bob’s family. For many years his relaxed demeanor turned tax day into a fun day. It was a time to visit a friend. He will be missed by everybody that knew him

  49. Tim and Sue Roy said,

    05.17.11 at 6:58 pm

    Our sincerest sympathy goes out to Bob’s family. He has been our tax guru for over 25 years. He wasn’t just a gentle and cordial human being, but a wonderfully caring and compassionate man as well. We will miss his wisdom and his humor.

  50. John and Peggy Roy said,

    05.17.11 at 8:05 pm

    My wife and I, John and Margaret Roy, were fortunate to have Bob
    as our accountant for many years. During that time we learned he
    was not just a true professional but a good friend as well. He always
    took time to ask about us and our family. Words cannot express how
    we’ll miss him. Our sympathy to Carmen and his family

  51. Marcia Cobain said,

    05.17.11 at 8:20 pm

    I was so deeply shocked to hear of Bob’s death, as I had just seen him in Feb. for the annual tax preperation. True to Bob he always inquired about how I was doing and to catch up on my family. I have had the pleaure to know Bob for thirty plus years. My deepest sympathy goes out to Carmen, Bob’s family, business associates and dedicated office staff.

    Our love is measured by the pain we feel at the loss.

    Marcia Cobain

  52. Ken&Eleanor Nicholas said,

    05.17.11 at 8:24 pm

    Eleanor & I wish to express our deepest sympathy to Carmen, her family, and the Diamond family. We have known Bob for over 30 years as both a friend and business man. He was one of the finest men we ever met always willing to go the extra mile to help people . We will miss seeing him at the lobster bake, walking the beach,or running into him some where in town.He was a great friend and accountant and will be truly missed not only by us but also the many people he touched thru his lifetime.The world has lost a wonderful man. May he rest in peace.
    With warm thoughts & prayers,
    Ken & Eleanor Nicholas

  53. Margery Dooley said,

    05.17.11 at 10:40 pm

    I want to express my heart felt sympathy to Bob’s family. Bob always went above and beyond for our family. He not only provided excellent financial care, but showed great compassion for us during difficult times. He would always be sincerely interested in how the family was doing and even saved newspaper articles of the children’s achievements.He was a kind and graceful man with a gentle heart and a great sense of humor. He will be missed by all who knew him.
    Fondly,
    Marge Dooley

  54. Jeanne Cox said,

    05.18.11 at 12:32 am

    I was so shocked to read about Bob’s passing. He has been my tax consultant for so many years. He was always so kind to me, and I really trusted him. My sincere condolences to his family. He will really be missed. Rest in peace, Bob.
    Sincerely,
    Jeanne Cox

  55. Helen and Marty Siegal said,

    05.18.11 at 5:59 am

    Bob was a true friend for over 45 years who was always there for us. Although we originally met for tax needs, our trust and respect for him created a relationship that made him more than a friend, he was family. Three generations of our family only knew one person to trust with their tax needs because when you called, the conversation always started with family updates of how everyone is and what they are all doing. Discussing taxes was always the second order of business after family. Although we moved around the country during my career, Bob was there as a friend and tax consultant and that comfort, kind word and true caring will be missed. We feel we have lost a loved member of our family. May God grant you, his family and all that loved him, peace and solace during your time of mourning. Bob will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
    With love,
    Helen and Marty Siegal

  56. Lynne & Stanley Stein-Eisenberg said,

    05.18.11 at 11:02 am

    We are so sad to hear of Bob’s passing. Not only has he been our tax advisor for more than 30 years, he has been a friend, someone who cared about us and our family members. He was truly a good person. We have lost a friend, and he will be sorely missed by a lot of people. We send our sincerest condolensces to his family. Good-bye, Bob, and may you rest in peace.

    Fondly,
    Lynne and Stanley Eisenberg

  57. Herbert and Vivian Lewis said,

    05.18.11 at 1:26 pm

    As an old old member of the Diamond-Rubin-Casher families I was closer to the past generations than to Bob, whom I remember as a young kid. We want to convey our deep sympathies to his family. I have read the comments in the guestbook and I am so impressed by the wonderful relationships and friendships that enriched his life and those of others. His wonderful parents would have been so proud.

  58. Bob Mirto said,

    05.18.11 at 5:36 pm

    Bob was a genuine person,smart senstive and kind.He was real in all aspects of his life. I knew him for 45 years and the memories are wonderful.He will be missed.

  59. Jack Pasquella said,

    05.18.11 at 5:55 pm

    I’ve have been a client of Bob’s for over 25 years and have considered him a friend for just about that length of time also. It was easy to be his friend. He will be missed.

  60. Allen and Christine Ganter said,

    05.18.11 at 9:04 pm

    We were so saddened to hear about the loss of such a wonderful man. Bobby was an excellent accountant and friend. The community has suffered a huge loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bobby and his family.

  61. Vicki and Stan Washuk said,

    05.19.11 at 3:41 pm

    We are shocked and saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. He was our neighbor and also our accountant for many many years. He was the nicest person and would always be there if you needed him. He will truly be a great loss and will be missed.

  62. Debra and Richard Forselius said,

    05.20.11 at 5:00 pm

    May 20, 2011

  63. Debra and Richard Forselius said,

    05.20.11 at 5:10 pm

    Richard and myself were very upset to hear of the loss of a very kind and caring man. Bob was my accountant for many years we spoke of this at our last visit with him this year, he said he had know me for at least 25, maybe more. When I meet my husband Richard we found out that we had the same accountant! My father was on the fire Commission when he was alive and he also knew my Dad and Mother. He gave my friend Paul his first job as a bookeeper. He was a friend to so many who knew him, my heart goes out for all his loved ones loss.
    Debra ad Richard Forselius

  64. Judy & Dan Fitzmaurice said,

    05.20.11 at 5:53 pm

    We both will miss Bob very much we didn’t know him personally, he did our taxes for many years, he was one of the nicest guys you would ever want to meet. He had a great personality always treated us as we were his good friends he will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Bob

  65. Ernie & Mary Cartier said,

    05.21.11 at 10:23 am

    We our deeply saddened and shocked to hear of Bob’s passing. We have come to know him through the years when tax time came around and always looked forward to visiting him and catching up with each other.He made us feel special and took the time to ask how we and our family were doing. A kind, gentle, and thoughtful friend who will be sorely missed. Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to his family and staff.
    Sincerely,
    Ernie & Mary Cartier

  66. Donna & Ashley Peterson said,

    05.22.11 at 4:07 pm

    We where shocked and extremely sad to hear that Bobby Diamond had passed away.
    He will be truly missed by all who knew him. Our sincerest sympathy goes out to his family.

  67. Patty & Bob O'Neill said,

    05.24.11 at 12:38 am

    We are heartbroken at the loss of such a wonderful friend. Going to Bob for the last 25 years was something we actually looked forward to. The world has lost a unique, brilliant man. RIP, Bob. God bless his family.

  68. Frank Fredericks said,

    05.27.11 at 7:59 pm

    Today is an unbeliveable day finding out that I have lost my friend. Knowing Bob for 30 years I can say what a kind,great, considerate man. My sincere sympathy to his family. We will miss him very much.