(Aug. 3, 2018) The investigation continues into the circumstances of a fatal Jetski collision Saturday that claimed the life of Dr. Stephen Greenhouse, 53, of Bethesda, on Roy’s Creek off Assawoman Bay in Fenwick Island.
Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police said in a statement the accident occurred in Sussex County around 1:41 p.m.
“Dr. Greenhouse was operating a personal watercraft (PWC) on July 28, when he was involved in a collision with another PWC,” police said. “He later was pronounced dead at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, and his body was turned over to the Maryland State Medical Examiner’s Office for determining cause of death.”
The accident remains under investigation by Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, with scant details available, as is protocol in death investigations.
Police have confirmed alcohol was not a factor in the collision.
Greenhouse, who worked at Shady Grove Fertility clinic near D.C., is survived by his wife, Robyn, and his three sons, Ryan, Tyler, and Dylan.
Shady Grove Fertility issued a statement on its website after learning Greenhouse had been killed.
“Steve will be remembered at SGF and in the Washington, D.C. medical community by the thousands of lives he touched in both small and large ways,” the statement read. “His passion for medicine and for his patients was a driving force behind Steve’s professional life.”
Greenhouse was described as a kind and humorous leader by his cohorts.
“Steve helped to manage two of the most demanding aspects of our practice: maintaining a patient-friendly business office and risk management,” the statement said. “He always resolved issues in these departments with fairness and grace.”
Greenhouse was noted for his devotion to family, friends and career.
“He had many friends and was always ready to share a story from the last family bike trip or other vacation,” the statement said. “Steve was also a quiet, but involved philanthropist, working to advance the causes he and his family valued.”
Shady Grove Fertility said it would establish a memorial to Greenhouse. Donations in his memory may be made to Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.