A wonderful man that I met through my employment at Graybar Electric in Winston-Salem ('69-'06). I enjoyed many rounds of golf and numerous lunches, dinners and drinks with 'Cush'. An impressive and most enjoyable man - that I will never forget. Thanks for the memories...
This note is from Madeleine Hahn and Ed Clark who knew and enjoyed so much, the friendship of Boo and John at Inlet Point where we shared interest in a lovely ocean ft condo for years. We will miss their energy and love for our beach. McLean, Va.
My condolences to the Cushman family. My formative years were while I was employed at The John Cushman Agency. It was a great place to work and learn about life and business, which I truly did. Cush's leadership was highly regarded and appreciated.
Cush was admired and widely respected by all.
Thanks for the many memories Cush. Also,Don,Jerry,and Carolyn.
To the Cushman family my sincerest sympathies and regards. So sorry for your loss. I was a Phil's Deli acquaintance of John and Boo. I will miss them both. May their memories be eternal.
A letter to Johnny
I cannot say that we became friends in the years that you and Mom were married, I wish we had. Your history is so fascinating, yet I never took the time to ask you about your life. What was important to me was always evident. There was never any mystery about the kind of man you are, one look at Mom or the two of you together told that story. Borrowing a line from our family history – You are one of the White Hat Cowboys, which meant hero. May I say you wear your wisdom wrapped in dignity and your humility covered in grace. I have described you consistently through the years as a true Southern Gentleman. That you are!
My mother truly lived two lifetimes. But it was not until Mom married you, Johnny, that she blossomed into the person she was meant to be. She adored you; completely adored you and her life with you! You made her so very happy! I am certainly not alone among her six children in our appreciation and admiration of you. Our heartfelt gratitude for your Love and care of our Mom. Thank you for being her Hero!
God Bless You Always!
And, Matt, Bill, Faye, Dick, Jenny, Mike, Sheila, Jackie, Phil, Judy, John and Molly (tail wagging)
Paula and Brooks, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad...he and Rita were such good friends of my parents, Becky and Fleming Stone, back in the day! I borrowed a Cushman girl's veil when I got married 30 years ago. Have both my children getting married this year...wish I had Becky and Rita here now to help! Thinking of you!
Betsy Stone Keiger
The first time I met John Cushman I felt like I was in the presence of Cary Grant. He was a classy Southern gentleman. With our regards and prayers to you all,
Jinnette & Bill Hathaway
My deepest sympathy goes out to family and friends during this difficult time.
I met Paula and Brooks' Daddy during the time of Cushman's wedding week in Maine. He was a true Southern Gentleman, and I am glad I got to know him a little. One thing was obvious: he was very proud of his daughters and granddaughter.
~ Henley Gabeau