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Liebe Sokol Diamond, M.D.
Date of Funeral:
Friday, May 19, 2017
Time of Funeral:
12 pm
Funeral Location:
Beth Tfiloh Congregation
3300 Old Court Road

Cemetery:
 
Shiva:
11 Branchwood Court
Baltimore, MD 21208
Shiva Details:
Friday following interment and with services Sunday morning at 9 am, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7:30am and Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings at 7 pm.
 
Donations:
Contributions in her memory may be made to:

Beth Tfiloh Congregation-Diamond Scholarship Fund
3300 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore-Diamond Pediatric Residency Program
c/o LifeBridge Health
Department of Development
2401 W. Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215


 
 
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The Family of Liebe Sokol Diamond, M.D.
Sep 21, 2017 8:23 AM

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Beth Tfiloh Congregation
May 17, 2017 10:29 AM

Beth Tfiloh Congregation deeply regrets the passing of our member, Dr. Liebe Diamond, mother of our member, Joshua Diamond, and extends sincere condolences to the family.


MARY AND SIDNEY LEVIN
May 17, 2017 10:32 AM

Dear Joshua, your mom was a wonderful courageous woman and she will be missed.


Marc Burkom
May 17, 2017 10:50 AM

Josh, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was one of the most amazing people I ever knew, a true hero. Without her courage and brilliance I would be a shadow of the person I am today, and I will never forget her. May G-d comfort you among the mourners of Zion. May her memory be a blessing.


Glenna Ross
May 17, 2017 11:22 AM

She was a legend, a pioneer, a compassionate and caring doctor and friend. May we all be comforted and grateful for the life she lived.


Kenny Friedman
May 17, 2017 12:30 PM

A great woman. Dr. Diamond likely saved my leg as a child. Her bedside manner was unmatched. May G-d comfort you among the mourners of Zion. May her memory be a blessing.


Betty Samauels Seidel
May 17, 2017 01:13 PM

Liebe was incomparable, incredible, inspirational, involved, caring, courageous, competent. She generously supported many worthy causes, making our world a better place. Her medical achievements are legendary. She will be truly missed! May the name of Liebe Sokol Diamond ever be for a Blessing! Betty Samuels Seidel


Anne Hoppenstein Fink
May 17, 2017 01:39 PM

Dr. Diamond was my orthopedist in the 1970's when I was a student at Western High School. She treated me for scoliosis and at the same time mentored me as a strong, brilliant and courageous woman, physician and Jew. She holds a special place in my heart and soul.


Randi Dlin Trellis
May 17, 2017 02:11 PM

Dearest Josh,
Our mothers were colleagues and dear friends during the Kernan years. Liebe was an amazing, loving person, and a most remarkable surgeon that changed the lives of so many children. Her memory is a true blessing to all who knew her.


Joel Simon
May 17, 2017 03:02 PM

Dear Josh and Family,

Although I knew your mother the last 7-8 years, she was one of the most extraordinary humans I ever met. I will miss seeing her and hearing her stories. May her memory be a blessing to you and may you all be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.


Marcia & Bernie Rubin
May 17, 2017 03:39 PM

What a wonderful women who we first new when she was a good friend
of our brother Seymour Rubin. Over the years I would see her often
at Beth Tfiloh and she always greeted us like a good friend. So
sorry to hear of her passing


Norris and Gail Horwitz
May 17, 2017 06:27 PM

Josh, Zhanna, Max, and Yoma...

Incredible, indomitable, forthright--just a few of the descriptions we would apply to your Mom who was a trailblazer in medicine and in Jewish life. Her intelligence and insight can not be understated. It was our z'chus to consider her and your father (a"h) our friends through the years.


Sharon Kreitzer, MSRN
May 17, 2017 06:55 PM

Liebe Sokol Diamond was a dedicated, amazing surgeon! She did not let her own personal challenges stand in the way of what she wanted to do. She was truly dedicated, and "one of a kind"! I will never forget her, and her amazing work!


Bev & Alan Gersh
May 17, 2017 08:09 PM

Dr. Diamond took good care of our daughter in the early 70's. I will always be grateful to her for helping our daughter walk without any lasting problems. May her memory be for a blessing.


Rena Rotenberg
May 17, 2017 09:07 PM

It was with much sadness that I read of the passing of Dr. Liebe Diamomd; she was an inspiration to all girls and women who seek to make a contribution to others. I remember her telling me about conversations that she overheard from her parents as they made tremendous efforts to help their fellow Jews who wished to leave Nazi occupied Europe.
She was a true Eishet Hayyil, A Woman of Valor,
May her memory be for a blessing.


Rabbi Elan Adler
May 18, 2017 05:24 AM

Dear Josh and family,
Truly, a Liebe Diamond comes along but once in a lifetime. She was a minyannaire who brought much honor to women when she came to the synagogue. She had loads of derech eretz and was blessed by Hashem to never make excuses but rather to be a kiddush Hashem in her deeds and words. Don't go barefoot near her because she was breaking glass ceilings most of her life. I could never get enough of her smarts, enthusiasm, knowledge and thoughts on faith and Jewish values. God rest her precious soul along side Earl of blessed memory. Warm regards, Hamakom yenachem etchem,
Shalom from Israel,
Elan Adler


Goldman's Kosher Bakery (Cohn Family)
May 18, 2017 07:22 AM

Dr. Diamond was one of my favorite customers. We always had time to chat with each other about her trips and her amazing life.
I will miss her very much.
Leah Cohn


Ellen and Mark Gordon
May 18, 2017 08:00 AM

Joshua- we are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was an inspiration to all who were fortunate to have known her. She helped so many children, our daughter among them. May her memory will be a blessing and comfort to you and your family.


Theresa Stephens Erb
May 18, 2017 08:45 AM

I am so sorry to hear this. Dr Diamond was an amazing person, surgeon, and friend. She performed the 1st of it's kind surgery in the U.S. on my hip @ Kernan when I was 6 hrs old and remained under her care until I was 14yrs old. She even treated my daughter when she was 6 yrs old-- She helped make me the person I am today! May G-D above comfort you and your family during this time and may the many happy memories bring you peace.


Sandra Mervis
May 18, 2017 09:52 AM

Dear Family,
So sorry for your loss. Dr. Diamond operated on my niece who was born with club feet. She did a wonderful job and 25 years later Carlie walks normally.
We are grateful to her.


robert gellman
May 18, 2017 10:27 AM

Her close relationship with my father Dr. Moses Gellman was amazing. Our sincere condolences.


Marilyn Uman and family
May 18, 2017 11:08 AM

I only knew of Dr. Diamond as a Mom of a patient and she truly exemplified the Hippocratic Oath. She healed our little girl in 6 weeks and we will always be grateful for her kindness and expertise. Her life was an example to us all; may she rest in peace.


Rabbi David E. Herman Shaarei Tfiloh Congregation
May 18, 2017 11:39 AM

Dr. Liebe Diamond was an amazing lady and a good friend. She loved to learn Torah and had a sincere thirst for the truth. Liebe and Dr. Earle were a beautiful couple and she was certainly a devoted wife. She shepped much Nachas from Joshua and Zhanna and the grandchildren. I know. She would ALWAYS fill me in. She was a trailblazer in so many ways. A true inspiration. She would regale me with stories about her Chedar days at the Glen Ave. Shul and how her father Max of blessed memory quietly brought over families from Europe on the eve of World War 2. Liebe was a straight shooter and always had something enlightening to say. An outstanding surgeon, she touched the lives of thousands who would become her lifelong friends and admirers. Dr. Liebe had an adventurous spirit and it was both a delight and an honor to have known her. May the family be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.


Joel M. Cherry, M.D.
May 18, 2017 12:05 PM

It was a great pleasure to work with Liebe. She was a gifted surgeon as well as a beautiful person. She will be greatly missed by all.


Lauren Redmond
May 18, 2017 12:22 PM

I am so grateful that Dr. Diamond not only healed my shoulder as a newborn, but also then diagnosed and successfully treated my hip so that instead of potentially not being able to walk normally, I was been able to run cross-country in HS and college and throughout my adult life! She was most definitely an extremely valuable Diamond in the ruff!


Susan Land Rosen (Boo)
May 18, 2017 01:06 PM

Dear Josh , Our families go back a long time.She was a good friend and my doctor.May she rest in piece.


Arlene and Marty Kurland
May 18, 2017 03:57 PM

Dear Family, What a great loss you are suffering to lose such a warm, wonderful, brilliant gifted person as your Mother. Our family was truly blessed to have had her cross our paths, as she saved our son's leg many years ago. She was a true Eishet Hayyil, A Woman of Valor, and will missed by many. May her memory be a blessing.



Michael Lentz
May 18, 2017 08:35 PM

Josh -

Your mom was one of my first true heroes. She started treating me before I have any memory of it, not long after I was born, and continued until I was 14. I was born medium rare - three months premature, and with cerebral palsy. When I first saw your mom, I was a train-wreck. Badly disabled, and minimally functional.

Then, she went to work. She operated on me at least nine times, often on both legs at the same time. I spent so much time in her Pikesville office that it was like camp to me. She put me through enough hours of PT to put a man on the moon. She made me wear braces, both during the day and at night (different sets). She routinely had to ensure my parents and me that the pain and sleepless nights would be worth it in the end. It was she who decided I should start using a cane. There were certainly long stretches of time as a young child where I hated her.

But she saved my ability to walk (and even run a little, back in the day), to write, to fully use my hands, to live a mostly normal life. Literally everything I can do today, I can do because of her (ok, maybe not the cussing in multiple languages). Nothing I have done in life would have been possible without her amazing talent and tireless devotion.

I graduated from Gilman, then Princeton, and I've been a trial lawyer in Baltimore for nearly 20 years. I'm married, with a step-daughter and two amazing grandkids. Without your mom, I'd never have done any of that... never would have gotten to watch my daughter graduate collage, or get married. Never would have risen to persuade a jury on behalf of a client. Most importantly, I never would have been able to hold the grandkids.

When I look back on all the things that have brought me joy in life, none of them would have been possible without your mom.

The best thing about my story, though, is that it's not unique. There are hundreds of adults alive today who can say the same thing about what she did for us as kids. She made the world a better place almost every day.

I saw her a few years ago and got to tell her all of that. They were the last words I ever said to her. So, I know (thank heavens) that she knew how I felt.

I offer them now to you and your family, in the hope that they bring you some scant comfort at this difficult time. Your mom's memory, and her legacy, will live forever in this town, and I'm proud and honored to be a part of it.


PAUL FORD
May 18, 2017 11:19 PM

Josh--I first met your mother in 1944 when we were on a Baltimore city bus going from Junior High School # 49 to Eastern High School for graduation rehearsal. It began to rain. I had an umbrella; she did not. I offered to share mine and she told me that she "owed me one".

Over the years, my wife and I met your parents at many occasions--both happy and sad.

After surgery, our daughter was unable to walk. Doctors in the DC area were of no help. I called your mother at home and she had us meet her at Kernan's the following day. She immediately diagnosed the problem and gave us advice on the necessary procedure.Thankfully everything worked out to be fine. I told her that her "debt" was paid in full.

Leibe was a wonderful doctor and it was a pleasure knowing both of your parents.



Jeff Karlin
May 19, 2017 04:54 AM

Josh. So sorry to hear about your mother. Terrific memories of us all growing up at bt together. Whenever I pass branchwood court I think of your family. My deepest condolences.


Susan Weikers Balaban
May 19, 2017 06:18 AM

My sincere condolences to the entire family.. we have lost a kind,gentle giant.. Liebe will be missed by all of us privileged to have known her. May she Rest In Peace and may her memory be for a blessing


Herschel Budlow
May 19, 2017 08:43 AM

As a P.T. Student in 1962, I had the opportunity to observe Dr. Diamond perform a complex tendon transfer procedure on a very young child with cerebral palsy. It was like watching a magician performing tricks with amazing dexterity as she worked. During the procedure, the resident assisting her made an embarrassing - but not serious error. This giant of a man absolutely cowered under withering stare. However, she did not say one word that would have probably mortified him in front of the other OR personnel. Dr.Diamond was a true pioneer in her profession, as well as a giant of compassion and empathy. I know there are many local otthopedists and therapists to whom she was an exemplar of sincerity and menschkiet.


Linda Haas
May 19, 2017 09:34 AM

Dear Family,
The Officers and Board of Directors of Pikesville Greenspring Community Coalition extend sympathy on the loss of your mother, grandmother, and legend, Dr. Liebe Sokol Diamond.
Linda Haas,
Director PGCC


Joann Rodgers
May 19, 2017 09:40 AM

Dear Joshua,
It was a privilege to know your mother, Liebe, and your father, Earl, and my thoughts and meditations are with you and the family today. Liebe and I shared "cousinhood," but also a birthday, albeit a decade apart. She would wink and call me her "birthday mate" whenever our paths crossed. I always enjoyed her sparkle. Adam and I will miss her.


Arthur Baitch, MD
May 19, 2017 10:08 AM

Dear Josh and Family,
Leibe's inspirational story should be told and retold. As an orthopedic colleague who was with her during her training years and all the years thereafter, I marveled at her ability and achievements. Dr. Moses Gelman, the orthopedic surgeon who cared for her as a child and beyond and who inspired her must be mentioned at this time. Our sincere condolences.


Drs. Toby & Mort Mower
May 19, 2017 10:20 AM

Leibe was indeed, a very special woman! She will be missed by all who knew her and worked with her! She was an inspiration to all! Our very deepest sympathy.


Sandy Appel
May 19, 2017 10:21 AM

I did not know Dr Diamond but I knew of her. When I was teaching at the William S. Baer School she took a great interest in one of my children, Michael, who had arthrogryposis. He came to our pre-school program at 11 months of age barely able to sit up. But under the care of Dr Diamond, he walked by the age of four. She even made a contraption specially for him to help him ambulate, the design of which I later saw in used in a widely used program for the orthopedically and neurologically impaired. Although, I never met her I will always remember her name and the wonderful things I heard about her.


Vitek
May 20, 2017 10:09 PM

My deepest condolences to Dr. Diamond's family. I can't image what my life would be like today if she did not use her extraordinary talents to fix my Club feet .


Rabbi Donald Berlin
May 21, 2017 07:08 AM

Dear Josh and Family,
I knew that your Mom was an extraordinary physician. I was aware of the depth of her Jewish commitment to tradition and the enormous background and thirst for knowledge she possessed. Personally, we had two specific connections. You attended the Baltimore Hebrew College High School with our son, Seth. So, I witnessed her as an extremely devoted Jewish fellow parent and one who was deeply devoted to the institution. It was also my z'chut to work with her at the Baltimore Jewish Council. In a world where we Jews too often retreat to the confinement of our own silos behind closed walls, your Mom created bridges of understanding, connection and true Peoplehood. Although I was a Reform Rabbi, your parents were warm, accepting, curious and affirming. She was a genuine inspiration to me and to so many others. Her life was a blessing in so many ways and surely so will be her memory! Hamakom yenachem etchem!
Donald Berlin


 
 

Liebe Sokol Diamond, M.D.

On May 17, 2017, Liebe Sokol Diamond, M.D.; cherished wife of the late Earl L. Diamond, PhD; beloved mother of Joshua Moses Diamond (Zhanna Glazenburg); adored grandmother of Maxim Sokol Diamond and Benjamin Abraham Diamond; cherished daughter of the late Max and Anne Sokol.

Funeral services will be held at Beth Tfiloh Congregation, 3300 Old Court Road on Friday, May 19, at 12 pm. Interment Arlington Cemetery - Chizuk Amuno Congregation N. Rogers Ave.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Beth Tfiloh Congregation-Diamond Scholarship Fund, 3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208 or Sinai Hospital of Baltimore-Diamond Pediatric Residency Program, c/o LifeBridge Health, Department of Development, 2401 W. Belvedere Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215.

In mourning at 11 Branchwood Court, Baltimore, MD 21208, Friday following interment and resuming Sunday morning through Wednesday morning.

 
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