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Charles R. Greenhouse

Charles R. Greenhouse died in Sarasota, Florida, on May 25. He was born in New York City, the only son of Charles A. Greenhouse, a physician, and the former Anna Raynes.


  • | 12:16 p.m. June 11, 2024
Charles R. Greenhouse
Charles R. Greenhouse
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Charles R. Greenhouse died in Sarasota, Florida, on May 25.

He was born in New York City, the only son of Charles A. Greenhouse, a physician, and the former Anna Raynes.

Greenhouse grew up in the Bronx and graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School at age 15. He then spent one year at Horace Mann School. He majored in music at Harvard College, where he was the Glee Club's accompanist. 

He served as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy during Second World War and went on to earn his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1947, after which he did his internship and residency at Bellevue Hospital. 

During the Korean War he served in the Naval Medical Corps as a lieutenant. Greenhouse lived in Scarsdale, New York, and later in White Plains before moving to Sarasota. 

An internist, Dr. Greenhouse practiced medicine in Hartsdale, New York, between 1955 and his retirement in 1999. He joined the medical staff of White Plains Hospital (now White Plains Medical Center) in 1956. 

He served as president of the medical staff, chief of staff, and member of the hospital's board of directors. He was also active in several area medical organizations, including the Westchester Health Care Foundation and the Westchester County Medical Society. 

A conscientious and caring physician, Dr. Greenhouse was beloved among his many patients throughout his long career. He was also a highly talented classical pianist, a lover of classical music, especially opera, a passionate fly fisherman who learned to tie his own flies, an avid golfer, and a competitive player of bridge and many other games. 

A devoted family man, Dr. Greenhouse is survived by his children Nancy Greenhouse (Pat Canavan), Wendy Greenhouse (Michael Trenary), and Lee Greenhouse (Flora Lazar); four stepchildren, Barbara Multer-Wellin (Eli Wellin), Andrew Multer (Andrea Pincus), Shelley Lotter (Brian Gross), and Jamie Dresner (Jeff Dresner); four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his dear "little" sister, Rena Golub; and his partner, Fern Jaffe. He was predeceased by his third wife, Eunice Lotter Greenhouse. 

In memoriam donations to Doctors Without Borders are greatly appreciated.

 

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