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#1 Duffy

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:26 PM

Take a moment to celebrate Rocky Russo.

I just got word that Rocky died in his sleep last night. I have no further details at this time, but we will get information as it comes out.

I will miss my friend, my partner, my wise counsel, my button-pusher and balloon-popper, my favorite force of Nature; I treasure his presence in my life and I share in the smiles and tears of all we who love him.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:29 PM

Rest in Peace, Rocky, you will be missed...

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:31 PM

God Bless, Rocky... RIP.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:33 PM

RIP, Rocky.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:41 PM

That's really sad to hear.
May he rest in peace.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:42 PM

Hey! I'm so sorry to hear.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:44 PM

Only got to talk with him here at the blog, but I'm saddened to hear of his passing...

RIP, Mr. Russo.
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:49 PM

Ah Jeez, I'm sorry. With so little left our Professor has met his Fate.

In his place I will say - "Hi".

Rest in Peace, Rocky.

:bye: :wave:
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 02:49 PM

:(

This are very sad news for the first day of the year. Rocky was a true enthusiast, a unique, learned man who lived his life as an independent person.
All the ones who knew him as the person he was, will certainly miss him.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 02:49 PM

Not the way to start the new year off. Rocky, rest in peace! :)

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 03:56 PM

RIP, Rocky; save me a spot at the driver's panel.
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 04:12 PM

Well said, Tex. Any color would be just fine.
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 04:31 PM

RIP, Rocky. Man, this is very sad.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 04:32 PM

I spent some small tech chat together with Rocky and Larry Shephard a few years ago at the Convention in BP. He was very much up on history and inner workings of the hobby. He wanted to take revenge on an unfortunate take out in the donut that I was involved in. I hope he finally forgave me. You are missed, Rocky!
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 04:44 PM

Sad...

RIP

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 08:26 PM

Duffy:

Sad to hear the news, sorry for your loss
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 09:30 PM

Sad news, indeed. I will miss his learned observations about our hobby/sport.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 09:47 PM

So so sad! Will always remember our afternoon chat sessions. RIP, Rocky...
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:49 AM

I never met him but I wish him Peace.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 02:08 AM

There are some people you meet that you think, " He reminds me of..." That wasn't Rocky, he was unique with very diverse interests and talents. We met at Buena Park and continued with emails, instant messages, and the occasional phone call.

I'll miss his wry approach to life and his enthusiasm for cars and airplanes. I know I won't meet his like again.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 03:06 AM

RIP, Rocky.

You will be missed by all that you've crossed paths with in this life.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:38 AM

A said day. His knowledge, inspiration, and personality will be missed.

Godspeed...
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:39 AM

He was indeed one of the most unique and interesting people I've met in the hobby, although only via letters and email.

As everybody has said, what a sad way to start the year.

RIP, Rocky.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:42 AM

He will be missed. RIP, Rocky.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:51 AM

Wow... RIP, Rocky, and peace to your family.

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