Tucson investor, real estate mogul, philanthropist Donald Diamond dies at 91

Tucson investor, real estate mogul, philanthropist Donald Diamond dies at 91
Donald Diamond, a man who helped shape Tucson into what it is today, passed away Monday, March 25 at the age of 91.

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - A man who helped shape Tucson into what it is today has passed away.

Donald Diamond died Monday, March 25, at the age of 91.

Diamond, the namesake of Diamond Children’s Medical Center, was a philanthropist, investor and real estate mogul.

“The Banner Health Foundation extends its deepest sympathy to the Diamond family on the passing of Don Diamond. Don and his late wife, Joan, were a powerful force for good in the Tucson community, supporting countless organizations and causes, including the UA Cancer Center and the pediatric medical center that bears their name, Diamond Children’s Medical Center at Banner – UMC Tucson. “Don was a bold and generous philanthropist whose legacy will carry on for generations, as countless children receive compassionate care at Diamond Children’s and people from all walks of life are served by the organizations he supported. We are thankful to have been among the many beneficiaries of the Diamond family’s generosity and wish their family healing during this difficult time.”
-Andy Kramer Petersen, President & CEO, Banner Health Foundation

Diamond attended the University of Arizona, where he met his future wife Joan.

The couple moved to New York for a while before returning back “home” to live in the Old Pubelo for more than 50 years.

Joan Diamond passed away in 2016, according to Legacy.com.

There will be a public service at the Jewish Community Center at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

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