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A. R. "Pete" Diamond

1950 - 2011, Santa Barbara

A.R. “Pete” Diamond, Jr., Truth-seeker, theologian, story teller and adventurer aged 60 of Santa Barbara died at home on Monday September 5th, 2011 of brain cancer. Born September 20, 1950 in Houston, TX to Allie Ray and Georgia Diamond.

He earned his B.S. from Texas A&M, his M.Th. from Dallas Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. from University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. He was an active scholar who published numerous papers and books on the prophet Jeremiah. He taught Computer Applications and Religious Studies for Santa Barbara City College for credit and for adult education for the last seventeen years. He also taught at other universities as well as directing adult education at All Saints Episcopal church.

Pete was an author, teacher, artist, photographer, musician, boogie boarder, poet, geek, gardener, movie enthusiast, “friend of cats”, and a lover of science fiction.

Survivors: Carol Diamond (wife of 37 years), mother Georgia, sisters Danna Dirksmeyer (Duke) and Alice Streety, nephew Matthew Streety, nieces Lauren and Emily Dirksmeyer, and friend Magdalena.

His memorial service was Sept. 13, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara. Memorial donations may be made to: Opening Blind Eyes, P.O. Box 13211, Mill Creek, WA 98082; Cancer Center of Santa Barbara.

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