William B. Rothschild of Rancho Mirage CA, formerly of Maplewood NJ, passed away at his home in Rancho Mirage, on Wednesday November 25th at the age of 98.
Bill Rothschild leaves his wife Beverly Rothschild, his sons Mark and Jeffrey Rothschild, and his grandchildren, Harriet, Isaac, and Jackiel Rothschild. Bill
Rothschild was born May 15th 1917 in New York City. Bills father, Marcus Rothschild founded the firm of M. Rothschild & Company, a leading importer of commodities from South East Asia. After attending the University of Georgia Bill worked for his dad in New York before spending six years in the US Army acquiring the rank of Master Sargent and participated in the Normandy invasion and the Ardennes campaign. Following WWII Bill rejoined M. Rothschild & Company where he assisted his father and eventually became President of the firm. Bill served as president of the American/Indonesian Chamber of Commerce from 1968-71 and 1979-80. Bill was a Life Master bridge player and scratch golfer.
Bill and his Wife Beverly were long time members of the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell NJ. Bill and Beverly relocated to Rancho Mirage in 2006 where they are members of Mission Hills Country Club. Bill loved golf and especially bridge and was a regular bridge player at Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Dessert.