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Saul Diamond

Saul Diamond, 99, of Red Bank died Feb. 16, 2014. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he also lived in Queens, Hazlet, and Little Silver before moving to Red Bank in 1969.

Mr. Diamond was the owner and president of American Credit Associates, a business he started in 1960, first in New York and then in Red Bank, where he worked until his retirement at the age of 91 in 2006.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945, first in military intelligence and then as assistant to the General of the Harbor Defense of New York at Fort Hancock, NJ.

He was very active in the Jewish War Veterans, where he was a past commander of Bayshore Post 737; chief of staff for the NJ state commander, 1972-73; state chaplain for many years; and a member of the national executive committee.

He was the constable of Red Bank from 1969 to 2000 and was also a past chairman and member of the Red Bank Zoning Board of Adjustment for well over 30 years.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy (Turin); two daughters, Nancy Rubinstein of Red Bank and Ellin (Fred) Cohen of Maplewood; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held Feb. 19 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ or Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College.

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