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David Rothschild, August 23, 1924 – March 1, 2019

AFOA wishes to recognize and honor David Rothschild, who passed away earlier this spring.  David was one of the original members and original signers on the association’s Articles of Incorporation.  He served the industry and the association for many years.  He held titles including past president and former executive director.

The following are details from his obituary:

David Emil Rothschild

August 23, 1024 – March 1, 2019

David Emil Rothschild, a long-time Millburn, New Jersey resident, died on March 1, 2019 ending a rich life of 94 years.  

David is survived by his loving children:  Stephen, Ami and Michael Rothschild; Grandchildren:  Adam Rothschild, Lindsey Danzinger, Clinton & Wellington Rothschild and Alexander Rothschild Douiahy as well as many great grandchildren:  Benjamin, Aviva and Noa Danziger.  He is predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Carolyn Litwin Rothschild.

David was born in Newark, NJ August 23, 1024 to Miriam and Leo Rothschild.  He received hsi bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.  He fought in World War II as a Corporal in both European and Pacific theaters when he was in the 86th Infantry Division liberating Germany.  He was an innovator in the field of rendering, founding Lincoln Farms and was a VP of Harrision Byproducts.  He garnered 3 patents and co-founded the American Fats and Oils Association.  David also enjoyed influencing change in the political arena by being Chairman of the Millburn/Short Hills Democratic Club and as a Delegate to the 1968 Democratic Convention.  Later, David lent his execuive prowess to be the Vice President of the Board of Trustees, Beth Israel Hospitals. 

David, always curious about other cultures, people and particularly food, was a world traveler with his wife Carolyn.  He was also an accomplished photographer and of late his subjects were his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  As a devoted father to his extended family, David loved to have his family around him for celebrations and vacations in Cape Cod or the Caribbean.  His friends and family will deeply miss his concise advice and pithy insights as well as his never ending generosity.