"To Carole and family
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. As I grew to know Russ I was amazed at his spirit and the love of his extended family.
When Russ and I debated the political scene for the coming election I was glad when I made him smile. He never saw things the way I did and his continued conservative position made for many a thoughtful evening. My thoughts are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort - Carol"
"I worked very closely with Russ over the summer as a HHA. He truly changed me as a person for the better. He taught me to appreciate things more and he changed the way I looked at the meaning of life. The family was the most welcoming family I've ever met. Sadly I had to move onto college and stop working for him. Russ truely was a good man and I'm so thankful that I was able to help him and his family during his battle with ALS. R.I.P Russel i will remember you forever."