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(Age 48)  

Of Richmond, formerly of Fairfax, passed away April 15, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claudia and Richard Rucker. He is survived by his brother, Kevin Rucker; and hundreds of others that considered him family. Brian moved from Fairfax to Richmond in 1987 and studied Advertising at VCU. He was a valued member with an infectious enthusiasm within the online gaming community, was known by his handle "Oddjob", and his voice will be missed. He was a voracious reader and enjoyed a variety of reading topics. Whether the subject was medieval history, modern politics, galaxies far, far away, or anything in between, Brian was always ready to contribute to the conversation. He loved music and poetry, and was a part of a vibrant local music scene in the 80's. Brian worked at Lantagne Legal Printing for 17 years, until his recent retirement. He was a scholar, kind, generous, charming and funny gentleman who was truly loved by all. Brian left a positive and lasting impression with so many people. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, May 6, 2012, 3 p.m. at Poe's Pub, 2706 East Main Street, Richmond, VA. His final resting place will be in Hollywood Cemetery, a place filled with the kind of history and legend that he loved. In lieu of flowers, you may make contributions to Huntington's Disease Society of America at or via mail to National Office, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018.

Published in The Washington Post from Apr. 18 to Apr. 25, 2012
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