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January 15, 2018
To the family and friends of Ric Rose, I was a fellow MFA student at Connecticut College where we worked intensely together for a year. It feels like I knew him for a much much longer period of time because of how special a place he has held in my heart since then. He was an absolute joy to work with, a generous and empathetic friend, and a gifted dancer. I am so saddened by the news of his passing. I send my love to Ric's wife and family.
January 07, 2018
Ric,
I had the distinct pleasure and honor of sharing the stage with you in A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings at the Hippodrome, where you fittingly played an angel. You were a kind, giving and beautiful scene partner. I will always remember you for that smile you carried at all times, your warmth to me and all of your students. Seeing you again many years after graduating was a highlight of my return to UF, and I feel privileged to have had more time with you.

I remember the words I said about your character in that play we did, and they ring true now. No one owns angels, they belong to the world. Rest Easy, sir. You are missed.
December 03, 2017
To Ric... As your high school dance partner in Lewisburg Summer Theatre over 40 years ago, I remember your joy, your silliness, (somehow we always landed the comedic roles) and your amazing talent. We went our separate but parallel ways, and as I read everyone's remembrances of your life well lived, I know that you never changed. You inspired everyone to remember to smile, create, and dance like know one is watching just for the pure and simple joy of it! You are missed my old friend. Sally
December 01, 2017
Dearest Isa, our hearts are broken at the loss of beautiful Ric....his tenderness and caring shone through to every life he touched. He was one of the true jewels in our world...a generous, gentle man who shall stay with us forever.
November 28, 2017
Dear Ric, Your love of life was such that it touched us all. Even with the most fleeting of contacts, the briefest of friendships as we passed through UF, your joy blessed our lives and we were richer for it. Always in our hearts, your legacy of love will continue.
November 28, 2017
Dear dear Ric. You gave so much to so many, taking us by the hand to golden worlds that are fresh and filled with new beginnings. You will be engraved upon our hearts forevevr. Marilyn
November 28, 2017
Memories include Rik's outrageously funny antics on stage, his thoughtfulness as a teacher and his commitment to dance. A fine legacy but too short.
Colleen
November 27, 2017
Ric, I feel such incredible sadness to lose your light and presence here. Thank you for your teaching and friendship. My love always to you and Isa.
November 27, 2017
You will always be in our hearts, We were very lucky to have had you in our family. Heaven gained a beautiful soul.
November 26, 2017
Your meaningful life and artistry will always be remembered! What a pleasure has been your friend and sharing memories of dance and music.
I will miss you, your smile, and checking on concerts and life.
Until we meet again

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Ric in "Decadance"  1980

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