Category: Alumni Stories, Georgetown Magazine, Spring 2022

Title:Lives Well Lived—Spring 2022

Lives Well Lived honors a few alumni who have recently passed away. We share with you these portraits of alumni who have made an indelible impact living day to day as people for others.
You can find a more complete In Memoriam list at

George Peckham (M’66)

george Peckham

Internationally renowned physician and humanitarian George Joseph Peckham, M.D., passed away peacefully at the age of 82 at his home in Villanova, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Malvern Preparatory School in 1957 and Manhattan College in 1961, where he discovered his interest in science and studied pre-medicine. He received his master’s degree in biochemistry from George Washington University in 1962.

He went on to graduate from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his pediatric internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 1967, his pediatric residency in 1968, and his fellowship in pediatric cardiology in 1970. He became a Diplomate of the National Board of Medicine in 1966 and the American Board of Pediatrics in 1971.

George was a father of neonatology, a subspecialty of pediatrics. He established the Division of Neonatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He founded a regional transport system for neonates and personally attended the first 100 transports. He was also instrumental in establishing a teaching program for neonatal resuscitation that is now taught worldwide.

During his distinguished career in service to others, he worked with Project HOPE and the USAID. He also took part in a project with the U.S. State Department to develop health care systems in parts of Eastern Europe—including Ukraine and Russia—as well as China.

“His passion, drive, and intellect have helped save countless lives amongst our most vulnerable children.”

George remained close to his Georgetown roots, and attended both his Gold and Silver Jubilee Reunions, where he was honored for his years of accomplishments as an alumnus. He disliked the word “retirement,” preferring instead “flexible time,” much of which he devoted to consulting on health care management and developing newborn intensive care units in many different countries.

His wife, Anne, remembers him as “the most caring, compassionate, and humble man that I have ever known. These qualities along with his passion, drive, and intellect have helped save countless lives amongst our most vulnerable children.”

He is survived by his wife, four daughters, and six grandchildren.


Erica Magen Pincus (SFS’13)

Erica Magen Pincus

Graduating magna cum laude from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service in 2013, Erica Pincus’s career was focused on developing technology-enabled, data-driven, and user-centered solutions to society’s toughest challenges. She passed away peacefully at home on June 15, 2021.

After Georgetown, Erica went on to complete an MBA at Stanford University and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where she was selected as a Zuckerman Fellow.

From 2015 to 2017, Erica served as a policy advisor and special assistant for the Obama White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, where she supported the development of evidence-based policy solutions to advance economic opportunity, equity, and justice. Prior to that, she was a strategy and operations consultant with Deloitte.

Most recently, she worked as a product marketing manager and public policy advisor at the Everyday Robot Product within X, the moonshot factory formerly known as Google X, reimagining how to design and develop technology in socially responsible ways.

Erica’s parents, Holly Seirup Pincus and Cliff Pincus, have designated a scholarship fund in her name. “Georgetown played an instrumental role in shaping Erica’s life and the development of her passion and purpose. We know she would want us to support other students in finding theirs.”


Stefanie Rothschild (C’90, MBA’95, Parent’22)

Stefanie Rothschild

Known throughout the Washington, D.C. area for her charitable fundraising efforts, love of pranks, and infectious laughter, Stefanie Rothschild was a double Hoya, graduating from the College in 1990 and receiving her MBA in 1995. She passed away peacefully on July 1, 2021, surrounded by her family, from injuries sustained in an accident caused by a storm. She was 52.

Stefanie was born on November 17, 1968, in Cleveland, though she spent most of her life in the Washington area, graduating from Churchill High School in 1986. She studied abroad in Stirling, Scotland, during her undergraduate years at Georgetown and moved to London after graduation. She returned to the United States for graduate school and then put her creative talents to work as one of the early employees of America Online. Passionate about impacting the lives of young people, Stefanie was preparing to teach a preschool class at the Bannockburn Nursery School.

Her son, Dylan (C’22), remembers her as a devoted Hoya who loved taking the family to cheer with her at basketball games. Along with Dylan, she is survived by her husband, Gregg, with whom she had recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, and daughters Molly and Carly.

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