Ruth Hilda Diamond
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Ruth Hilda Diamond

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DIAMOND: Ruth Hilda Diamond passed away peacefully at age 91 ½ with her children by her side on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Saul Diamond and the loving mother of Dr. Mark (Ellen) Diamond, Lynne Diamond and Rabbi Charles (Mickie) Diamond. Hilda, as she was known, was also a very special Buby (Bubbe) to Heather Diamond-Fisch (Eytan), Lisa (Jason) Packer, Jonathan (Natasha) Diamond, G Dustin Sanborn, Shale Sanborn, Avigayil Diamond, and Ariella (Adam) Hanna. She was also a devoted great-grandmother to eight – Judah, Lilah and Meital Fisch, Anna, Maya, Benjy and Sara Packer and Sammy Diamond. Her Judaism was so important to Hilda and she was a wonderful mother who raised her three children in a Jewish home. She was a longtime member of Young People’s Synagogue and truly was a Woman of Valor. When Hilda graduated as Valedictorian of her class from Clairton High School, she was unable to attend college. She worked until her marriage to Saul at which time she stayed home to raise the children although she also always helped in their grocery store. Always believing in education, she encouraged her husband to return to college for his teaching degree. When she was in her early 40s she began a job as a secretary at Carnegie Mellon University and worked her way up to become the administrator of the Biomedical Engineering Department where she continued to work until her retirement at age 84. During her 40 years there, she began taking classes on her lunch hour, and after 10 years, she earned her degree in art history because that was something that she enjoyed. Funeral services were held at Ralph Schugar Chapel with interment at Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions in Hilda’s memory may be made to the Jewish Association on Aging, 200 JHF Drive, Pittsburgh, PA. 15217, Young People’s Synagogue, 6404 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, or Kehillah La La Super Hero Fund, c/o 5747 Aylesboro Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. schugar.com

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