In Memory of Roger Wise(1949 - 2018)

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Name
Roger Wise
Spouse
Hiromi Wise
Children
Tomeo, Tamar, Tarina
Birth Date
November 7, 1949
Blessing Date
July 1, 1982
Ascension Date
December 14, 2018  
family and friends

Roger Alan Wise was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina on November 7, 1949. He, along with his five brothers and one sister, were raised by his mother, Edna Beck Wise. After graduating from high school, Roger enlisted in the United States Navy. He served the country as a Propulsion and Engineering Mechanic on the USS HOLLAND (AS-32) from December 16, 1968 until he was honorably discharged on October 13, 1974.

Roger joined the Unification Movement in the 80s, where he met and married Hiromi Takeda, a sister from Tokyo, Japan. They were married on July 1, 1982 in the 2,075 Couple Blessing Ceremony at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Roger and his wife eventually settled in Denver, Colorado. Ever the entrepreneur, he founded his own business, A Wise Move Inc., in 1983, the same year his first child, Tomeo, was born. Roger and Hiromi would go on to have two more children, Tamar, born in 1984, and Tarina, born in 1989.

Roger’s company, A Wise Move, served the state of Colorado for over three decades, until his eventual retirement. Roger was well liked and generous; he loved to see people smile and helped them along their journey to happiness in any way he could. Optimistic, humble, and forward-thinking, Roger was a significant force in the lives of many. He was always the first to forgive and tried to lead by example.

Roger passed in his sleep due to natural causes on Dec 16, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Hiromi, his three children, Tomeo, Tamar, and Tarina, his grandson Koa, his sister, Vicky, and his mother, Edna. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Seonghwa Ceremony

Time
6:30 PM
Date
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Comments (9)

  • James B Edgerly

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    Wow, Roger was a real brother. I am so shocked that he has left us. I wish I could be at the Seong Hwa, but it is simply not feasible for me to travel to Denver right now.

    Roger was such a friendly and warmhearted man. He always treated me like I was his very best friend.

    I remember one time we went out to Denver for a visit and he and Hiromi had prepared our hotel room with all sorts of food and flowers. My wife and I were so touched.

    Roger must have worked so hard to build his successful moving company. He seemed to be deeply dedicated to the well-being of his family.

    Good bye Roger. We are proud to know you. We can look forward to meeting you soon in the beautiful place where your are going.

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  • KIHOON KIM

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    Thank you Rogers for you and your family dedication for the sake of True Parents providence of America.
    We all remember your beautiful smiles to everyone and created the happiness with you.
    Thank you again. I will pray for you and your family.

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  • John Hitchler

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    Roger, My heart is with you my friend. Go in peace, lead the path for your family in the future. Roger, I valued our friendship deeply. Hiromi, take care! Love you brother
    John Hitchler

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  • Betsy Orman

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    Hitomi and family, we are in shock, Larry and I just talked to Roger last week. We found out tonight about the Seung Hwa and all we can do is pray. We send all our love to you and the family. Our hearts are broken.
    Betsy and Larry Orman

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  • Barry Geller

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    I only know you for a short time but I want to thank you for your kindness and and concern. You are in my thought and prayers as you pass on. May God and True Parents be with you.

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  • Denis & Maria Manor

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    God bless you brother! Sending prayers for you and your family.

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  • Jim Howell

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    I had a chance to get to know Roger over the past couple of years since moving to Colorado and I’m better for it. He was as generous, genuine, kind and loving a man as you’d ever want to meet in this life. He had very humble (read that dirt-poor) start in life but was proud of his mother and his 6 siblings. He served his country, his family and True Parents with the heart of a patriot and a filial son. But as he told me more than once, his greatest treasure was his wife Hiromi and his children of whom he was so proud. I’m happy for him that he was able to play with his grandson Koa before this next part of his journey.

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  • Mary Ann Schaffer-Wigton

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    Loved working with Roger in the early 80’s Seattle Family, MFT Product production in our makeshift “factory” at the Windermere property, (in the basement) making Butterfly Gardens. Those were the days. He was a very good leader, thanks to his military background. We ruffled feathers a time or two. Will see you when my time comes, “Roge” . Love you, my brother. ~ Mary Ann

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  • Mitch Dixon

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    Hi Roger, It is great knowing you and working with you in Hoshihiko Endo’s workshop system ( 2, 7, & 21 days) in Washington, DC. Your a great and warm brother. See you again.

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