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In Memory of Kim Roth

Name: Kim Roth
Spouse: Cheryl Roth
Children: Alan, Jasmine, Eric
Birth Date: July 17, 1953
Blessing Date: July 1, 1982
Ascension Date: May 20, 2019

Kim Roth was born in Orange, New South Wales, Australia. He was educated in Sydney, attending the National Art School and Julian Ashton Art School. He ascended on May 20, 2019. Kim is survived by his wife, Cheryl; their three children, Alan, Jasmine, and Eric; and his sister Tracy DeGeer.

In 1975, Kim joined the Unification Movement in Sydney, Australia. On July 1, 1982, he was Blessed in marriage with his wife Cheryl Steele at MSG in New York City. In 1987 he immigrated to the United States to join his wife. After living in Florida for eight years, Kim, his wife, and three young children moved to Boston, and then to Manchester, New Hampshire, where they lived for 20+ years.

Kim was a working artist and independent art teacher. He was on the Board of Directors for the Manchester Artist Association Art Gallery, and taught classes at various art schools and community centers to students of all ages and skill levels. He also worked as a juror for various shows, including the annual USA Scholastics Art Competition, New Hampshire Division.

His personal artwork has been displayed in galleries and shows in Florida, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. He actively promoted his student’s work by encouraging them to enter shows, as well as participating in exhibits himself, and he has won several awards. 

Kim returned to Sydney about five years ago after recovering from triple by-pass heart surgery. He intended to continue teaching but retired early due to hearing loss. He and Cheryl were in the process of creating their retirement plan in Sydney when he was diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer in June of 2018. He bravely took on a difficult course of chemotherapy and radiation hoping to beat the odds. He was deeply saddened by the unsuccessful results, being mostly concerned about his family.

Kim was known for his humor, his genuine kindness,and concern for others, his good advice, his encyclopedic knowledge of art, music and culture, his love for nature, and bragging about his family. He was a great art teacher and art historian. He was also a very spiritual person. He is deeply loved by his family, friends, and students and will be greatly missed.

Seonghwa Ceremony
May 28, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery
Davidson, Australia

Comments (11)

  • Roger Wetherall

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    So Sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. He was someone who deeply influenced and inspired me with his bright smile and kind caring heart. He saved my spiritual life several times and brought so much joy into this world. My condolences to the family

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  • John Williams

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    Kim was always a warm and encouraging presence, the few times we interacted in the latter years.

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  • Marguerite Dabis

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    So sorry to hear this news. I had been following Kim’s progress through my sister Brenda who was sometimes visiting. My heart goes out to Cheryl, the children, my friend Tracey, and all the extended family and close friends. May our Heavenly Parent heal your hearts and send Kim to a glorious new world of love and light. God speed On your journey Kim. -Marguerite Dabis and family

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  • Keith Peter McCarthy

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    May God welcome and celebrate Kim, and comfort the Roth family. Another heavenly soldier now waits for us on the other side.

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  • Beverley Tidwell

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    I am so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. Blessing to all his family. Kim saw the world through a beautiful lens. His children will continue his legacy. Much love to you all……Tucson AZ.

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  • John Hitchler

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    Kim – did not have the opportunity to know you, but your eyes say it all. Many blessings to you Kim and your family. Travel in peace and strength. God Bless You Kim

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  • Mark

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    Kim was and is a wonderful brother. He will be greatly missed. May he be welcomed into heaven for his next phase of life.

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  • Debra Bruce

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    It has been wonderful seeing you at the Peace Embassy…such a kind and wonderful brother…may God bless you on your wonderful journey and mission ahead of you…we will miss you here but know True Parents will keep you busy.

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  • Sandy bokor

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    I am so sorry Cheryl that your husband passed away too early. From reading about his life, he was such a loving and beautiful person. It’s hard, but we will see our loved ones again and be with them for eternity.

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  • Laura Taylor Hayashi

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    Love and prayers; so sorry to hear of your loss. Kim will be welcomed in the spiritual world, no doubt. Prayers for all of you left behind to be well. We remember you all well so long ago in Florida. Thanks for all your love and service, he leaves a great legacy

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  • Maree Gauper

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    Kim was joyful, creative, articulate, caring and kind. He and his sister Tracy were precious pioneers of the Australian Unification movement. I will never forget his bright eyes and brilliant smile.
    My heartfelt condolences to Cheryl and the Roth children.

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