Obituary — David I. Rothman |

Obituary — David I. Rothman

A Celebration of Life will take place Nov. 9 for David I. Rothman, who died Nov. 1, 2002, of injuries sustained in an auto accident in September. He was 58.

Mr. Rothman was born Dec. 9, 1943, at New York, N.Y. He spent his youth in New York, but moved to Lake Tahoe in 1958, after a vacation convinced him this was home. He was continually inspired by the warmth and friendliness of the people of the community.

He is survived by his daughters, Carleigh, Alexandra and Jillian Rothman, all students at Zephyr Cove Elementary; daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Michael Mendel and granddaughter, Bethanie of Orlando, Fla.; son, Adam of Florida; mother, Cecile of Rego Park, N.Y.; sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Mark Feuer of Brooklyn, N.Y., and their children, Christopher and Jessica Kelly and Carissa and Blaze Bohall; friends and co-parents, Ellen and Andy Dauscher of Zephyr Cove; childhood friends, Richard and Fran Esterman of Port Jefferson, N.Y.; and many friends at Lake Tahoe. He was predeceased by his father, Jack Rothman.

A Celebration of Life will begin at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Horizon Casino Resort Convention Center. Mr. Rothman’s wishes for the day were that everyone dress in festive colors and bring a funny or happy memory of him to share, if they like.

In lieu of flowers, donations and gifts the family requests that people hug their loved ones, be kind to strangers and other friends they haven’t met yet, remember that life isn’t always fair and don’t ever forget to fasten their seat belt.

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