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Philip John Diamond, 85, of Fairmont, died peacefully at home on Thursday (Oct. 5, 2017).
He was born on Aug. 23, 1932, in Monongah, son of Ralph and Mary Diamond.
"Pe Pe," as he was commonly referred to, graduated from St. Peter's School and was a member at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. He worked at Speedway Market beginning at age 16 and enjoyed waiting on all of his customers to sell them the best produce in town. Whenever he wasn't at Speedway Market, he enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing with his friends and family.
In his retirement, he enjoyed being a faithful member of the Knights of Columbus No. 942, where he spent much of his time working bingo and family dinners and playing bocce with his buddies.
He is survived by his loving wife, Bernice; five children, Chuck Norris and wife Valerie of Fairmont, Philip Mark Diamond and wife Charise of Las Vegas, Nevada, Diane Williams and husband George of Marlton, New Jersey, Rick Norris and Mary Williams of Collinsville, Oklahoma, and Leisa Lackey and husband Clint of Charlotte, North Carolina; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a sister, Antoinette Carney and husband Jim of Berea, Ohio; and an uncle, Chester D'Amico of Fairmont.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, James, Joseph and Albert, and his sister, Bernadine.
The family will receive friends from 1-8 p.m. Sunday at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave. in Fairmont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Morgantown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Virginia Caring Hospice at 1406 Country Club Road, Fairmont, WV 26554.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com.
Published on October 6, 2017
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