Jan. 4, 2005--Steven J. Rothschild, 60, died Dec. 23 at his home in Greenville. For the past 15 months, he had been battling a rare form of brain cancer.
Mr. Rothschild had served as a member of the Universitys Board of Trustees since 1998.
According to an obituary published in the News Journal, Mr. Rothschild's legacy included a life filled with passion for his family, serving his community, achieving excellence in the workplace and a desire to travel the world. Steve exemplified the rare combination of high intelligence tempered by gentle humor. He lived every day to its fullest, never wasting a moment
Mr. Rothschild was the managing partner of the Delaware office of Skadden Arps, which he helped found more than 25 years ago. In addition to being a successful attorney and business leader, he was committed to serving the community. His community service included, but was not limited to, serving as president of United Way, president of The Kutz Home for the Aged, president of the Delaware Art Museum and finance chair for U.S. Sen. Thomas Carper.
He taught at the law schools of both Georgetown and the University of Pennsylvania as an adjunct professor.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carol; sons, Jeffrey Lee and his wife, Debra, and Peter Elliot, and his wife, Elana; brother, Edgar; and grandchildren, Jonathan Evan and Sydney Eva.
A memorial service was held Jan. 4 at Congregation Beth Shalom, 18th Street & Baynard Boulevard in Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to either the Jewish Federation of Delaware, Suite 301, 100 West 10th St., Wilmington, DE 19801; American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720; or United Way of Delaware, 625 North Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801.