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In Memory of Robert Standard

Name: Robert Michael Standard
Spouse: Hee Hun Standard
Children: Jeanine, Justin, Gina
Birth Date: September 10, 1943
Blessing: 2075 Couples, July 1, 1982
Ascension Date: December 8, 2019

Robert Michael Standard passed away on December 8, 2019 at 7:02 PM in his home, surrounded by his wife and three children. Robert and Hee Hun have lived on the Barrytown Campus for the last several years. They are known for their early morning prayer walks and for their love of HDH.

Robert was born in West Los Angeles, CA to Louis and Dorothy Standard. His two brothers Joel and Gary Standard were with him the day before he passed. Robert attended UC Berkeley,and Hasting and Georgetown Law Schools passing the Bar in both California and Washington D.C. Later he graduated from the Unification Theological Seminary.

Robert joined the Unification Church in 1970, at the Berkeley Center under the leadership of Dr. Ang. In 1971, he was invited to Washington D.C. by Young Oon Kim. There he met True Father for the first time. In a personal interview, True Father approved for Robert to work with the US government. In 1975, Robert proposed the idea of creating the International Relief Friendship Foundation, Inc. (IRFF). True Father immediately approved and gave the seed money to establish IRFF. IRFF laid the foundation to expand our worldwide missionary work, especially in the countries where witnessing was not allowed. Today the International Relief Friendship Foundation is still dedicated to the purpose of finding practical solutions to the global problems of poverty, suffering and disease.

Robert over the years has served in many areas inside and out of our Church:
For the US government in the White House specializing in amnesty cases, and then in the Treasury Department. He ran his own Law Office in Los Angeles, CA. He worked for Friends of the United Nations and the Global Forum on Human Settlement, United Nation recognized NGOs. He served as a board member of the Unification Church International (UCI). Robert was a founding member and vice president of One Way Production – which created the movie “Incheon”. He served with Dr. Chang Shik Yang to attempt to reverse True Father’s court case and as the Director of Legal Affairs for The Universal Peace Federation (UPF).

In 2010, Robert inspired his wife Hee Hun to work on the first manuscript of the Divine Principe, the Wolli Wonbon. He had the crucial role as the production editor for the project. Since then he has fully supported her work, until the last moment of his life. Upon learning that his cancer was terminal, Robert said, “Perhaps, this is for Wolli Wonbon. If so, it is an honor to me.”

Robert is known for being loyal, honest, humble, gentle, kind-hearted, willful, visionary, creative and righteous. Once, True Father laid his hand on Robert’s forehead and asked him to “become the standard of America.”

Robert’s motto: “God first!” He will be remembered and missed as a loyal and dedicated son of God and True Parents; as a serving and devoted husband; as a gentle, caring and unconditionally loving father, and as a kind-hearted and humble friend to our community.

“I am always thinking of True Father and True Mother.” Robert Standard, December 2019

Seonghwa Ceremony
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Location: Unification Theological Seminary, Lecture Hall 1
30 Seminary Dr, Barrytown, NY 12507

Flowers can be ordered locally from: Wonderland Florist
wonderlandflorist.com
(845) 876-4981

Donations can be sent to:
Jeanine Standard
30 Seminary Drive, Barrytown, NY 12507

Please send testimonies by Friday, Dec. 20 at 2:00 PM to:
Chaplain Barbara Robertson
bostonpla@gmail.com

Comments (14)

  • Keith P McCarthy

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    May God bless and welcome Bob, and comfort Hee Hun and their family. We have great memories of working with Bob and Hee Hun in Southern California many years ago, and watching their children grow. Prayer, grace and blessing to you.

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  • cn

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    Although I did not know him, it sounds like he was a remarkable brother! our
    condolences to his wife and children!

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  • Carmela Lim

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    I did not personally Robert – having read this I am deeply moved
    and am grateful for his exemplary life of faith and action. During my missionary years in Peru and Russia IRFF served a very vital part of our
    mission. Thank you, brother Robert – prayers for your peaceful ascension and condolences to your wife and family.

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  • Tyler Hendricks

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    God bless Robert forever. No greater words can be said than, “I am always thinking of True Father and True Mother.” His peaceful, selfless offering of his life for America, for the world, for heaven and earth, for God’s Word, is an example to us all.

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  • Robert Schairer

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    May God bless you and your family forever and ever.

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  • Sung Sook Anderson

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    Robert lived a life of giving with the heart of a father. Not really knowing us but hearing that I was eight months pregnant and could not afford to buy a car, he gave us his VW Beetle. God bless you and your family.

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  • Jeff Tallakson

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    Robert is an amazing brother. From the moment Pamela Stein and I met him in the fresh vegetable section of Coop Market in Berkeley in 1970 I felt he was God’s son called to greatness. When he moved into Ashby house he taught us to eat our vegetables. He loved Divine Principle. He loved his mission in Washington, D.C., and being close to Young Oon Kim. I was so inspired when he told me about IRFF. He loves True Parents. WOW does he love True Parents. And he loves his wife, and his children Jeanine, Justin and Gina. Always righteous. Bob.

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  • Richard A Panzer

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    Thanks to Bob and other early members like him our movement was able to grow and succeed in building a solid foundation in America for future generations. May his family be comforted knowing he will not be forgotten.

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  • Robert Calix

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    Thank you for your dedication and love for True Parents. I remember meeting you 28 years ago in True Parents home in Pasadena. Peter Spoto spoke of you with such respect and of how much you gave up to follow True Parents. Your life story gave me inspiration to follow True Parents. May God and True Parents look after your family. Thank you Bob.

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  • Gunnard Johnston

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    I did not know Robert personally, but his dedication to True Parents and his life’s work is impressive. I pray a peaceful happy ascension for him and comfort to his family. Aju.

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  • Dorothy Hill

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    I came to know Robert these last 5 or so years here in Barrytown. What a precious, humble and faithful brother! I will miss Robert! I invited him to a school musical last year. He could not stop praising everyone and expressing his gratitude to attend the play. I am so glad I had that personal and memorable memory with him I have immensely appreciated him as I came to know in our weekly HDH and prayer meeting. He sincerely and totally loves God and True Parents so much! I love you Robert and wish you a peaceful and victorious ascension!

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  • Francis Marsal

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    In our hearts forever Robert!
    Your brilliant life is a testimony to God’s call to serve him in attendance to our True Parents.
    We love you!
    Victorious and peaceful transition to the Heavenly realm!!!

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  • Galvan family

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    We love Mr and Mrs Robert and Hee Hun Standard. We are so proud of you, and your family. Heavenly Travels, dearest Mr Standard. Many blessings to you both. 💞

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  • Lorna Galvan

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    My dearest Hee Hun, I’m so sorry we weren’t at your precious husband’s Seung Hwa. I didn’t know. Love you, Lorna, ITPN always 💞

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