Stefanie Loren Rothschild (nee Hersowitz), of Cabin John, passed away peacefully on July 1 at age 52, surrounded by her loving family, after an accident during a storm in the place she adored most, Belgrade Lakes, Maine.
Stefanie was born on Nov. 17, 1968, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Dr. Herbert and Ellen Herscowitz of Bethesda. She spent much of her life in the Washington area, graduating from Winston Churchill High School in Potomac in 1986. She completed her undergraduate studies at Georgetown University, where she also received a master of business administration degree in 1995. She was one of the early employees of America Online. She met her greatest love, Gregg Rothschild, with whom she just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, at Buffalo Billiards in Washington.
She was a fixture in the Washington community, where everyone knew “Stef” for her charitable fundraising efforts. She had been looking forward to teaching a preschool class this in the fall at the Bannockburn Nursery School.
She is survived by her husband, Gregg; their children, Dylan, Molly and Carly; and her parents. She is also survived by her oldest brother, Robert Herscowitz, his wife, Terri Strassburger, and their children, Jack and Eva; her younger brother, Andrew Herscowitz, his wife, Tracy Howald Herscowitz, and their children, Michael, Olivia and William; her in-laws, Herbert and Marie Rothschild and Ellie Rothschild; her brother-in-law, Marc Rothschild, and his children, Keith, Amy and Eli, and their mother, Jolie; her brother-in-law, Richard Zeldes, his wife, Maggie, and their children, Haley and Jack; her brother-in-law, Michael Zeldes, and his children, Harley and Amanda, and their mother, Leslie. She will be missed by Oscar and her newest love, her puppy, Marty. Gregg called her “Lebron” because she was the ultimate superstar, and countless young people, both related and unrelated, affectionately called her Aunt Stef or “Brenda.”
Donations may be made to a scholarship fund at Georgetown University (giving.georgetown.edu). Please designate your gift in memory of Mrs. Stefanie Rothschild. Services by Hines Rinaldi Funeral Home, under Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington Contract.