“Very sad to hear about this. Such a talented and great guy. Friends at USF way back in the day.
“In remembrance of a fine person.
All the time we spent in Bad Homburg and Frankfurt; I will always keep in mind.
“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.
“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...
“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...
“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.
“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.
“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
“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.
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