Charles DeCristofaro
B: 1935-09-11
D: 2020-09-20
View Details
DeCristofaro, Charles
Richard Coughlin Jr.
B: 1952-04-04
D: 2020-09-11
View Details
Coughlin Jr., Richard
Alfred Nardone Jr.
B: 1950-01-25
D: 2020-09-10
View Details
Nardone Jr., Alfred
Jeremiah Gutry
B: 1980-11-25
D: 2020-09-07
View Details
Gutry, Jeremiah
William Turner
B: 1939-04-05
D: 2020-09-06
View Details
Turner, William
Sarah Hoffman
B: 1941-05-04
D: 2020-08-26
View Details
Hoffman, Sarah
Albert Faraca
B: 1960-01-05
D: 2020-08-25
View Details
Faraca, Albert
Pedro A. Morales
B: 1922-05-03
D: 2020-08-20
View Details
Morales, Pedro A.
Frederick Dellorfon
B: 1935-08-04
D: 2020-08-17
View Details
Dellorfon, Frederick
Judith DeNucci
B: 1943-05-18
D: 2020-08-15
View Details
DeNucci, Judith
Nancy Tiffin
B: 1932-11-21
D: 2020-08-13
View Details
Tiffin, Nancy
Joseph McManus
B: 1931-08-13
D: 2020-08-04
View Details
McManus, Joseph
Catherine Linsenmayer
B: 1946-01-18
D: 2020-08-04
View Details
Linsenmayer, Catherine
Gregory LaTucky
B: 1942-02-03
D: 2020-08-02
View Details
LaTucky, Gregory
Leon Auvil
B: 1929-05-01
D: 2020-07-26
View Details
Auvil, Leon
Thomas Dearden
B: 1956-09-21
D: 2020-07-22
View Details
Dearden, Thomas
Maureen Broderick
B: 1934-07-01
D: 2020-07-21
View Details
Broderick, Maureen
Rosina Gandolfi
B: 1928-11-14
D: 2020-07-08
View Details
Gandolfi, Rosina
Mattie Moreland
B: 1920-09-26
D: 2020-07-07
View Details
Moreland, Mattie
Madeline LeBlanc
B: 1933-07-23
D: 2020-07-01
View Details
LeBlanc, Madeline
Malcolm Grandy
B: 1942-06-24
D: 2020-06-28
View Details
Grandy, Malcolm


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
Stephen Rothrock

Stephen Michael Rothrock

Thursday, October 4th, 1951 - Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Stephen Rothrock, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Stephen Rothrock

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Stephen's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Stephen's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Stephen Michael Rothrock, of Westfield Drive in Holliston, died of a heart attack on the evening of April 28th. He was 68. Steve was a devoted husband, father, papa, brother, uncle, and friend who brought a can-do attitude to life and made wonderful friends everywhere that he went. Steve and Debbie moved to Holliston, MA in 2018, and they have been very happy living closer to their only daughter, Kimberly Boyd, who lives with her husband, Steve Boyd, and their children Emily and Matthew in Wellesley.

Steve was born October 4th, 1951 in Witpane Village, PA, the son of John and Margaret “Mickey” (Knight) Rothrock. He is survived by his two brothers, John Rothrock of Columbus, Ohio and David Rothrock of Fairplay, CO, and his two sisters, Debbie (Rothrock) Pfueller of Warminster, PA and Tracy (Rothrock) Kulaga of Perkasie, PA. Steve was active in sports and was a committed Eagle Scout. As he got older, he and his older brother, John, enjoyed the rock music of the time, and Steve loved to tell stories of his trip to Woodstock.

Steve attended Catholic University where he studied chemical engineering and competed fiercely as a member of the men’s basketball team. One evening at Catholic University, he met Debbie Sawin through her brother, Jim, a close friend. On the third day of knowing her, he asked her to marry him and she said yes! He transferred to Manhattan College to be near Debbie, and they began their married life in Williamstown, NJ. Steve’s work for Mobil Corporation and JMJ Associates led him and their family around the world, including living in Fairfax (VA), Beaumont (TX), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), and London (England). Steve’s work put his leadership strengths to great use as he managed complex projects to completion with an ardent focus on worker safety. His work with energy companies, on civil infrastructure projects, with the aerospace industry, and with cultural institutions has touched many lives. He was perhaps most excited by his work with the Tacoma National Bridge, the British Museum, and NASA. After a meaningful career, they were fortunate to retire first to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where they had enjoyed many summers with their family and friends before creating a home in Holliston (MA).

Debbie and Steve have been married for 43 years. Steve loved his wife deeply, and they were almost always side-by-side. Steve was an amazing father, his daughter’s biggest cheerleader, and he was so happy when she met Steve Boyd in 2005. He adored their grandchildren, and he delighted in having Matthew and Emily to their house for sleepovers, to go swimming, to make improvements to the treehouse, and to build wooden toys with him. In his spare time, Steve had lots of hobbies. Steve was a passionate collector, and while he leaves us with many butterflies, intricate boxes, and pens, what he truly prized was his vast collection of friends. He loved deep sea fishing, enjoyed daily walks with Debbie, and was an avid New England sports fan. He had an infectious enthusiasm for life, and a smile, a story, and a helping hand for everyone he came across. Steve was a larger than life figure, but people were drawn to his warmth, sincerity, and kindness. Steve and Debbie have always been active members of their church communities, and they are parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Holliston.

Steve lived life to the fullest and made the most of every day God gave him. Steve was unafraid to tell his family and friends how much they meant to him and how much he loved them, for which we are all very grateful. Steve will be forever remembered by his wife (Debbie), his daughter (Kim), his son-in-law (Steve), his brothers and sisters (John, Debbie, Tracy and David), his brother-in-law and his wife (Jim and Mary), his grandchildren (Emily and Matthew), and many nieces and nephews. There will be a small private gathering at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Needham on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Heart Association.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Stephen Michael Rothrock, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Stephen Michael Rothrock.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Stephen here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Stephen

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each