- 39 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 28, 1974
- Date of passing: Sep 26, 2014
|Let the memory of Russell be with us forever|
"Happy Bday snookums."
"I feel like Richard Dreyfuss' character in Stand by Me. Still spend a lot of time thinking about being boys on McHenry st."
"Ruffles, you will ALWAYS be family to me. I love and miss you."
"Still miss your goofy face, Fussell ..."
"Can't believe a year has already gone by. I miss being able to talk to you whenever I want and see your face. ♡"
"Love and miss you brother"
"Love and miss you Ruffles
Thankful you were born."
"Happy birthday Fussell ... whether you know it or not, you are missed and still loved by a lot of people."
"Happy birthday, honey. *hugs*"
"Russell was my childhood best friend. We played, fought, ate, argued, joked and lived like brothers for 7 or 8 years. I can't imagine the cause of his pain, or just how lonely he must have felt. It has been many years since we last played together, but I hope that, at some point in his final days, he thought back and remembered the good times we had, as well as I do. Russell, I'll never forget you. Whenever I hear the term "best friend" I know that I will always think about the first best friend I ever had."
"I really don't know where to start. ..the man almost blew my dad away for beating me ...was ... is and will always be my brother...and I will always hold my head up when I remember him"
"I've been struggling with what to write here. Russell was one of the best friends I have ever had. He was always there for me regardless of what time of day or night I might text or call him. His shoulders were soaked in my tears one more than one occasion and I wish that things were different. I wish nothing more than he had reached out again or that I had pushed harder to try and get him to respond to my last few messages to him. I will forever have a hole in my heart that has his name on it. I wish I could hug him again and tell him that I am here for him. I will never forget the amazing friend that he was to me or the selflessness that he showed many people around him. Love ya Ruffles you will truly be missed"
"There are so many thing I still had to say. It's important in life to remember there's not always time. ♡ Always in my heart"
"So I have seen the many posts on Facebook from folks who consider Russell Hyman and brother and a friend. This shows me just how much he was loved and will be missed by so many people. I wish he could have seen all those posts beforehand.
I didn't know Russell as well as I would have liked. However, Russell had a very unique way of getting under your skin and finding his way to your heart. I am not sure who I feel sorrier for: those who Russell has left behind, or those he goes to meet.
Tony Ray, you're in luck, Russell is coming home with the beer; cigarettes too if you smoked! However, you're gonna have some competition with who is the grumpiest of you.
At this point, I am not sure how I will be able to walk when it comes my time to be judged. I have already promised my brother Drake that I am gonna break my foot off in his ass when I see him again. He too chose a permanent and irreversible path to a seemingly short-term problem. DAMNIT RUSSELL!!!!! It looks like your getting the other foot when I see you again!!
Be now at peace my brother! I have no doubt that your honor will weigh in your favor!! I truly hope you find your path; lit by the light of all the butane lighters you went through. And I hope you learn who to turn to in those times when that path is darkest. Know that we are always here for you...footless, but we are here!!
Remember to save us a beer and a seat at the table...and don't let Tony give away all the steak!!"
"Russel was my daughter Heather's dearest friend during high school and beyond. I ALWAYS thought of my "Ruffles" as one of my "other Sons". I have not had the opportunity to speak with him for several years. When I heard the news, I was beyond devastated. Totally heartbroken. I will ALWAYS love my Ruffles. That is the name I always called him. A guardian angel on many levels. Kind, loving, funny, strong, protective, stood up for what was right. A giant hole in my heart right now. I have always thought of him as family. always will. May love, peace and healing light surround all that love and miss him."
"Last month the world grieved when they learned of Robin Williams suicide. I was one of the millions of my generation who was saddned by his death. However Saturday night the ugly spectre of suicide hit far too close to home. I lost someone dear to my heart to suicide, Russell, my man, I have not talked to you in years but that doesn't mean the love in my heart for you ever diminished. Every time I came across a picture of you and I, or saw that old pistol that you and I spent months making work right, or any damned time I saw a throwing knife or ninja throwing star. I thought of you and smiled. I wish we had been closer, I wish I had stayed in touch, I wish I had been able to talk to you one more time. I love you, brother. I wish I had told you that last year, last month, or even last week! Fair winds and following seas, my friend"
"My greatest and most fondness of my brother Russ is the night he taught me how to play darts and being there for me when I was living there. I love and miss you brother"
"Words cannot describe the heaviness in my heart. My baby brother, gone. I miss you, I love you, and I pray you find peace at last"
"Russ, you are dearly missed, dearly loved. I'm still trying to process that you are gone."
"I am at a loss for words to describe how much you will be missed. My only hope/wish is that you have found peace."
"Words can't describe how much you will be missed. I can only ask whoever is in charge to make certain that you have finally found peace."
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