Tappan Zee High School


Robert (Brothy), age 23, passed away on February 24, 2007. Robbie, a lifelong resident of Tappan, graduated from Tappan Zee High School in 2001. He was a three sport athlete-football (Captain) baseball (Captain) and wrestling (Captain). He was named Athlete of the Year as a high school senior. He earned his BA in English with a Minor in communications from Villanova University in 2005. Rob subsequently enrolled in the Masters in Education program at Long Island University from which he was expected to graduate in May 2007. Robbie's love of sports and teaching was fulfilled through his work as assistant coach for the Tappan Zee High School wrestling team and modified baseball and football coach for Blind Brook Schools while simultaneously completing a student teaching position at Blind Brook Middle School and High School during this past year. Rob is survived by his mother, Britta and his father, Robert; his sisters, Sabrina and Naomi and his brother, Tim; and his grandparents, Bob, Ruth, Bill and Alma. Friends may call Tuesday 7-9 and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Moritz Funeral Home, 98 Route 303 South in Tappan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10:00 am in St. Catharine's Church, 521 Western Highway, Blauvelt. The Family asks that in lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions be made to the Robert Rothschild Memorial Athlete Scholarship, in care of 27 Hickory Hill Rd, Tappan, NY 10983. Rob will be remembered as a loving son and brother, loyal friend, dedicated coach and inspirational teacher. He always led by example. He will be missed by all.