I don't know how I didn't hear about this sooner, but it really hurt to find out. My heart goes out to his close friends and family. I dealt with him for a brief period years ago. I remember he was always smiling and always friendly and he certainly did not have to be. I remember at the time that he personally made me feel that being in the VAARNG made me part of a larger family and that someone was concern about my well-being in the Army. I'm sorry I didn't know him better.
My family was shocked when we heard the news of Rooster's passing. Our parents were friends by way of foxhunting and then later horse showing. Our deepest sympathies go to his parents, wife, daughter and the rest of his family members. Rooster will be remembered in our family for his warm smile, hearty laugh, wonderful sportsmanship and just being that "good guy" you could always count on. Our thoughts are with you all, the Vars...Lance, Beverly, Elizabeth and Hillary (Whelan)
Our sincere condolences to the Yacubian family. Our hearts are broken and thoughts are with you.
Wendy and Bill Gutfarb
There are no words to express our sorrow...our thoughts and prayers go out to his parents and family at this most difficult time.
Bob, Georgette and Niles Perry
I never met you sir,if I did I would say"thank you and may God bless you for selfless service keeping freedom.Now I pray the Lord holds you in his loving gentle arms. Rest peacefully soldier.
So Sorry for your loss...Prayers to you and your family at this terrible time.Sincerely Karen Quirk Johnson
How deeply saddened we are for your family as we learn of your loss. Although we never met, our connection begins in South Barre in the 1940s when Robbie and Larry were close friends of ours and Uncle Yac and Aunt Phyllis, second parents. Your exemplary service to our country will stand as a legacy through the ages. May peace be found by all your loved ones!
Sue Dyer (Susan Johnson Dyer for myself, Sid and Sally, "kids" of Sid and Mim Johnson.
Rooster was an amazing person, I got to know Rooster well as he was a member of the Boston University Equestrian Team and I am the coach, we traveled all of New England competing in the IHSA shows and then we traveled to Colorado to compete in the IHSA National Finals. He was an inspiration to all, he was kind, polite and sincere. I am so saddened by your loss, thoughts and prayers to you Roo, and your family.
I'm saddened to hear of your loss. May you take comfort in knowing that God feels for us personally when we suffer. Zechariah 2:8