Past RI President Barth dies
Rotary International News
Robert R. Barth, who served as president of Rotary International
during 1993-94, died on 29 March 2007.
A Rotarian since 1956, Barth was a member of the Rotary Club of
Aarau, Switzerland. The RI theme he selected for 1993-94 was Believe
in What You Do Do What You Believe In.
Barth also served Rotary as district governor, information institute
counselor, RI training leader, committee member and chair, Foundation
trustee and chair, director, and treasurer. In addition, he was an RI
representative to the United Nations in Geneva. He was a recipient of
the Polio-Plus Pioneer Award and The Rotary Foundation's
Distinguished Service Award for his extraordinary service to
A beverage industry executive, Barth was president of Robarth Holding
AG, former president of CESDA (Confederation of European Soft Drink
Manufacturers), and former chair of the Swiss Sport Aid Foundation.
He served in the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Aarau.
Funeral services will be held at 14:00, Wednesday, 4 April 2007 in
the Gemeindesaal, Breitenstrasse 14, CH-4852, Rothrist, Switzerland.
Attendees are requested to arrive early, preferably close to 12:00.
Barth is survived by his wife, Gerty, his two sons, Alexander and
Daniel, and daughter, Christine, and their families. Condolences may
be addressed to Gerty Barth at Spycherweg 13, Ch-4852 Rothrist,
Switzerland. Memorial contributions may be made to the Swiss Red
Cross, Postcheckkonto 30-9700-00, Switzerland.