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December 04, 2013
In remembrance of a fine person.
All the time we spent in Bad Homburg and Frankfurt; I will always keep in mind.
January 01, 2013
I've never met Ruskin Cooper; however, we have a unique connection. My mother was his babysitter, guessing sometime in the early 60's in Savannah, GA. I'm the youngest of four, and my father named the older three. Mom made it clear that she had my naming rights. Years ago, my aunt in Richmond Hill clipped out a newspaper article where Ruskin received his doctorate in music. I would've loved to have heard him play.

Condolences to the family.
December 08, 2012
I went on the internet a few days ago, hoping to find recordings by James Ambrose, who was our piano professor at Armstrong. I'd googled Ruskin and was able to exchange a few emails with him about a year ago. He and Scott were leaving for a trip to Germany the next week. While listening to a recording of James playing Chopin, I started to search for a recording of Ruskin, excited and feeling sure that I would find him. Instead, I found his obituary. My heart cried out and I couldn't stop crying the entire day. My time of knowing Ruskin was too brief, but had a life-long impact. Like so many remembrances by friends, and I just read every one, Ruskin had a way of going into your very soul. That's where we knew each other, on a soul level. I think he had a clear intent to make that kind of deep connection with all of us. His passion, his humor, his inspiration, his need to reach into the heart, all this was the drive behind his enormous talent. I know that twinkle in his eyes so many of you have mentioned. It's embedded in my memory and my heart. I missed him over the years, and now I just send him a smile from my heart, and see him smiling back, knowing. To Scott, Robert and Ruskin's brothers, a heartfelt blessing for your healing. I do believe he is in the company of Emmaline and the angels.
October 29, 2012
I felt so sad when i heared that Ruskin is dead. i know Ruskin from the day i birth and i cant understand why god took him. He was always for me that guy who was everytime i saw him happy. he is for me one of the bes piano players that i know. i´ll never forget the fun we had together....... Rest In Peace my good old friend...
October 18, 2012
I was very sad when I just heard of Ruskin's death. I used to practice Hot Yoga with him years ago. I remember he brought me a bottle of John Budd's Hot Sauce(No relation). I am still using it on my food. How very thoughtful of him and what a good sense of humor. I will miss him.
Sincerely,
John Budd
September 29, 2012
Ruskin, my sister Helen (Triol Drozd) and I were "faculty kids" at Savannah Country Day and fellow students of Jocey Sack Rieter in Savannah oh, so many years ago. We had a mini-reunion here in Morganton NC several years ago. What a privilege to re-connect with such a special, talented soul. Our hearts break that he is not here with us physically, but the memories remain, forever. Condolences to Scott, his Dad, and brothers.
August 21, 2012
During the eighties Ruskin taught piano lessons to me. I was an adult student and I have always held Ruskin in high regard. I will miss Occasionally seeing him around Winston Salem. Kathleen
August 09, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. I know losing a loved is hard to go through. I hope you can gain comfort from God's future promise.
August 04, 2012
I met Ruskin in second grade in Sav. and we were in the same class for 10 more years. Even in HS he was a patient and kind soul. Then the usual time and distance that happens in life set us apart. But then we had a class reunion last year, and there he was. Older, slimmer, and maybe a little less hair--but unmistakably Ruskin. He always had a smile that made me think he knew a joke that none of us were in on. I wish him peace, and for those he loved, may you too find solace in his memory.
August 04, 2012
With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of sorrow. Psalms 46:1 says: God is for us a refuge and strength during this difficult time and may God grant you the comfort to endure.

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