Keith Phillip Bly, M.D.

November 18, 1967 - September 27, 2015
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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/

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Born: November 18, 1967
Died: September 27, 2015

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Cecelia Repko-LaFollette posted on 11/30/-1

Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss of Keith. I still remember him very fondly as young students at John Muir Elementary School. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your during this difficult time.

 

Martha Philen posted on 11/30/-1

Amy, Keith was such a special person and I did love him so. So many wonderful memories with him and the ER Pedi staff. His teaching, humor and love of medical will go on in so many students. Love to you and the children. We will be out of town on the day of his service, but jus know I will be praying for all of you at this time and the weeks to come. Love Martha and Everett

 

J Chad Davis posted on 11/30/-1

Beyond words, my friend

 

Dr. Lee and Mrs. Angelique Reagor posted on 11/30/-1

Dearest Amy, Cameron, Justin and Charlotte, We send you and deepest sympathies and prayers. Your father was one of those rare exceptional people who made a deep and lasting difference in their life. He is now resting in eternal peace. Amy I will always be grateful for your friendship the years we lived in Galveston. May your faith hold you up and give you strength. Our prayers will always be with you and your children. Love Always- The Reagor Family

 

Mary Jane Budzick posted on 11/30/-1

Donna & Phil, Our deepest sympathies to your entire family. We have so many good memories of Keith and all the times he'd babysit for Jamie & Christie. When we heard he was going into medical school, we knew it was a perfect choice. He will live on in all our memories. Love Jim & Mary Jane

 

Alice Westmoreland posted on 11/30/-1

I worked with Dr. Bly at UTMB in the ER. He was a pleasure to work with and I'm very sad to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family.

 

Julieana Nichols-Lawson posted on 11/30/-1

Keith made me laugh on a regular basis when I was a pediatric resident. He taught me so much.

 

Elizabeth Godbehere posted on 11/30/-1

My heart goes out to Amy and all the family for a loss that came too young.

 

Sandra posted on 11/30/-1

Keith was a phenomenal ER doctor who treated my son after he had two heart surgeries for a genetic condition. He listened intently, he cared, and he was a trained professional who could answer all of a worried parent's questions during a time of crisis. We are blessed to have been touched by his gifts, and so saddened at his loss. Prayers to his family and friends. Sincerely.

 

Maggie Riley-Hagan posted on 11/30/-1

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