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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Debra and Richard Forselius said,

    05.20.11 at 5:00 pm

    May 20, 2011

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.