Ruskin Cooper

Panama City, Florida


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Ruskin King Cooper WINSTON-SALEM - Ruskin King Cooper, born Sept. 28, 1957 died Wednesday July 18, 2012. He was 54. He taught in the music department at Davidson College. He is survived by his husband Scott of Winston-Salem, NC; father Robert Scotland Cooper, Sr. of Savannah, Ga.; his brothers,...

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Will always miss you, my dear friend.

Ruskin was my friend in College. He was funny, and talented. I miss him.

filming a piece from "Tony Pizzo's Tampa" in 1980 something.

Very sad to hear about this. Such a talented and great guy. Friends at USF way back in the day.

'Die Heilige Barbera'

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.
John Budd

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.