IN LOVING MEMORY
IN LOVING MEMORY
Diana J. Joseph, 64, of Barrington Hills, IL, passed away peacefully at home
surrounded by loved ones on June 6, 2023. The cause was cancer.
Kind, fun-loving, loyal and intelligent, Diana, a long-time financial advisor, was
passionate about her work, her clients, her friends and her community. An avid and
accomplished horseback rider, she loved and protected animals, getting great comfort
from her horses, dogs and cats.
Diana grew up in Wilmette, IL and graduated from New Trier East High School. She
received undergraduate finance and management degrees followed by a law degree
from the University of Miami in Florida.
Spending more than three decades as a wealth manager, Diana worked at a number of
Chicago-area firms including Mesirow Financial, Dearborn Partners and Barrington
Strategic Wealth, her own firm that she sold in 2017 to Telemus, where she became a
partner and co-chief investment officer. Known for her wealth of knowledge and depth of
experience, she most loved being a tireless advocate for her clients, who benefitted
from her personal attention and investment expertise. That was evident through the
many honors she received, including being recognized 10 times as a Five Star Wealth
Manager Award winner in a list published by Chicago Magazine, and being named a
Notable Financial Advisor by Crain’s Chicago Business. Just as important to Diana was
her role as a mentor to her team and staff.
Diana worked diligently to promote the integrity of the wealth management industry and
the betterment of her community, engaging with and supporting many civic
organizations. Among them: the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, the YWCA
of Metropolitan Chicago; the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois; and Jewish Women’s
Foundation, Chicago. Diana also actively supported many pet welfare organizations
including Young at Heart and Defenders of Wildlife.
Diana was predeceased by her loving partner Bruce Goodhart, and her father Z. Albert
Joseph, who pioneered the salon concept of selling shoes at his Chicago institution
Joseph Salon Shoes. She is survived by her mother, Diane Joseph Feldman, her
brother John Joseph, niece Carly and nephew Connor. Diana’s friends and family wish
to acknowledge Lucila Barerra for her dedication, care and friendship over many years.
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