Keith Bly died after a 2 year battle with brain cancer.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Howard and June Bly and Donald Stocker.
He is survived by his wife, Amy, and their children, Cameron, Justin and Charlotte; his grandmother, Jeanne Seitz and her husband Herm; his parents, Phillip and Donna Bly; his sister Stephanie Sulzman and her husband David, and their children, Noah and Lyle; sister Jennifer Montgomery; sister Katie Bly and her daughter, Sophia; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Keith will be remembered by his children as a fun dad who took them bike riding on the seawall to the snow cone stand, to Astros games, Main Event, played in the pool with them and who went to almost every game or concert they were in. He will be remembered as a compassionate pediatrician, teacher, mentor, and friend.
He was a pediatrician with UTMB for over 20 years. He moved to Galveston from Ohio in 1993 for residency. After finishing residency, he worked in the Pedi ER and then became medical director for Pediatric urgent care clinics. He taught first year medical students “Principles of Medicine” and most recently was the residency program director for Pediatrics. He was also the camp doctor for “The Rainbow Connection”, a camp for kids with cancer and blood disorders, for 10 years. He touched the lives of many coworkers, students, residents, patients and families.
As per Keith’s wishes, he will be cremated. A visitation will be held at St. Patrick Church, located at 34th and Broadway, on Saturday October 3rd, at 12:00 Noon, with a memorial service at 1:00 PM and a reception following.
Instead of spending money on flowers, please make donations to The Rainbow Connection Camp in his name. http://www.rccamp.org/