News- Rest in Peace, Rusty Mills 1962-2012

Rusty teaching as he was often found doing- picture by Jim Mitchell

I am so deeply saddened by this news. I honestly thought he would beat it… That by some miracle I’d check this page and we’d hear he was in remission. Early on every time I spoke to him he seemed strong and when I read his updates I truly believed he was the one. He was the one through sheer will and belief that would finally beat this disease and tell it to go away. His name will go on clearly in the minds and hearts and thoughts of all of us here . While that may be of little condolence he did truly make difference; something not every person will be able to say and that I believe does matter. Rusty, I thank you for the insight, the opportunity and the wisdom you shared with me and I can only pray the good Lord will comfort your family during this heart breaking time. God speed my friend.

If you’d like to give to the Rust Mills Cancer Fund you can do so here.

Lastly, get your colon checked, Rusty died of colon cancer that spred to his liver before it was detected. Don’t let this vicious desease do the same to you.

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  1. I haven’t seen Rusty for nearly 30 years, and I can’t imagine him as anything other than the good, engaging soul I knew from school. He and I connected this last year when I was training myself with some 2D software, he was helpful and humble as always, a real mensch. He still inspires to be a better being, and I wish the best for his family, know that he’s watching over with pride.

  2. Nicely said, Mike. Truly sad news.

    – Rob

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