Gideon H. Diamon, Jr.
Gideon Diamon, age 89, passed away on February 3, 2016. He was a Colorado Springs resident for 55 years. He retired from Lockheed Martin in January 1997, as a systems analyst supporting SPADOC.
Gideon was born on January 10, 1927, to Gideon and Rachel Diamon in Saranac, Michigan. He graduated from Saranac High School in 1945 and was immediately drafted into the United States Army. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was honorably discharged from Camp Carson in 1952. He married Maude Alice Boyce on September 22, 1950. Maudie passed away in 1997 and Gideon married Catherine Leach in 2002.
Gideon had a passion for trains, from the “Big Boys” to model railroading. He and Maudie owned and operated the Diamond Fun Shoppe in Colorado Springs to share his hobby with others. He also enjoyed bowling, stamp collecting, and rock hunting. He was a loyal Denver Broncos fan attending the games with season tickets for 12 years in the John Elway days. He was looking forward to Super Bowl 50.
Gideon is survived by his wife, Catherine; daughter and grandson, Debbie and Tony Lombardi of Colorado Springs; son, Randy of Lakewood; sister, Virginia, of Greenville, Michigan; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maudie; son, Jevne; son-in-law, Alan Lombardi; parents; brothers, Clare and Jack; and sister, Connie.
Gideon was a loving, caring, and generous father and grandfather and proud to be an American. We will miss him and his sense of humor.
A celebration of Gideon’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 12, at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs.