Dr. David B. Byck
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Dr. David B. Byck
Savannah
Dr. David Boley Byck, 60, of Savannah died early Thursday morning at his home, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Dr. Peggy Lee Byck and the son of Ellen Rothschild Byck & David Amram Byck III, all of Savannah.
David will be remembered by the many people that he touched over the course of his life for his devotion and passion for his family and for being a respected and dedicated member of his medical profession. David loved Savannah, and he selflessly donated his time, energy and boundless enthusiasm to help make this city a better place. All of those who knew him have countless memories of David's tremendous compassion, his dedication to always doing the right thing, and of his being a trusted friend to so many.
David was born in Savannah on May 14, 1960. His parents provided him with an early understanding of the importance of being an active part of the community and of working to improve the lives of others.
David graduated from the Savannah Country Day School in 1978. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We will all remember David's passion for the Tar Heels, including them winning the NCAA basketball championship during his senior year.
After graduating from UNC, David attended the Medical College of Georgia. At MCG, David met Peggy, and they married in 1986. After David and Peggy completed their medical residencies in Birmingham, they moved to Savannah and began practicing medicine at Memorial Health University Medical Center.
David's legacy at Memorial is extensive. He practiced as a physician for over 30 years and held many positions at Memorial Health, including Chief of Staff, Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and the Director of the Obstetrics & Gynecology residency program. He also served as a professor at the Mercer University School of Medicine. Many times, during his career, David was recognized by his peers for his leadership, including a term serving as President of the Georgia Obstetrical & Gynecological Society. He was a tireless advocate at the state level for women's reproductive rights and investing in ongoing medical education programs. He was a beloved leader, partner, physician and mentor to many and there is not a person whose life he touched who is not better for knowing him. He held everyone to a higher standard and did it all with kindness and humility.
In addition to his giving back to the medical community, David was president of the board of adjunta of Congregation Mickve Israel and acted as an officer and board member for many years. He served on the board of the Savannah Jewish Federation and was chairman of its annual giving campaign. David was also a board member of the Jewish Educational Alliance and president of the Shalom Religious School board.
As a son, husband, father, brother, uncle, and grandfather, David will be remembered for his love of flying and boating and for leading family trips across the world. He was well-known for his love of music, snow skiing, fly-fishing, playing pranks on unsuspecting family members, and for always having a quick wit. Nevertheless, everyone who knew David understood that his exemplary character guided every action. Friends and family knew that he could always be counted on to guide and support them through any crisis, large or small.
David's biggest joys in life came from his wife (Peggy), daughters (Amanda, Jessica, Elle) & being 'PaPa' to his three grandchildren (Clark, Harper, David).
In addition to Peggy, his wife of 34 years, Dr. Byck is survived by three daughters, Amanda Jones (Powell), Jessica Hensley (Trent), & Elle Byck; grandsons, Clark Jones & David Hensley; granddaughter, Harper Hensley; mother, Ellen R. Byck; brother, Edwin Byck (Melinda); sister, Nancy Burton; along with several nephews.
The family requests that anyone who would like to attend his service, which will be held at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon, November 22, 2020, at the graveside, Bonaventure Cemetery, conducted by Rabbi Robert W. Haas, wear a mask and maintain a respectful distance. The service will also be available via YouTube link at https://www.youtube.com/mickveisraelsavannah.
Due to the global pandemic and out of concern for the health of family and friends, there will be no shiva observed.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor's choice.
Please share your thoughts about David and his life at www.gamblefuneralservice.com.
Savannah Morning News
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Published in Savannah Morning News from Nov. 19 to Nov. 21, 2020.
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November 24, 2020
Oh Dr. Byck.... I just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you and the countless lives that you have touched. I want you to know how much I have admired and respected you over the years. I feel like Stacy and I are similar in our admiration and respect for our docs:) We have learned so much from being your trusty side kicks, while taking the absolute best care of our patients. We had a common understanding that our very best, is what our patients deserve. Know that you have trained a Mighty army of great physicians who will continue to fight the good fight. Know the positive impact you have had on this world. It is tremendous! God bless you Sir. You are amazing and you have finished the race God has set forth for you to complete. I am Honored to know you and have worked with you in this life. I, for one, am a better person, and healthcare professional because of your wisdom and passion. I just wanted you to know that. Xoxo
Karrie Kuharik
Coworker
November 23, 2020
Dr. Byck was one of a kind. He was my doctor, delivered my babies, my therapist and my friend. I will miss him. My condolences to his family.
Christy Mullen
Friend
November 23, 2020
Dr. Byck was one of a kind. He was my doctor, delivered my babies, my therapist and my friend. I will miss him. My condolences to his family.
Christy Mullen
Friend
November 23, 2020
Dr. Byck was one of a kind. He was my doctor, delivered my babies, my therapist and my friend. I will miss him. My condolences to his family.
Christy Mullen
Friend
November 23, 2020
To Peggy and all of David's family, friends, and loved ones, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. David was such a great person in so many ways . . . he made the world a better place.
Ralph Walker
Friend
November 23, 2020
A well respected professional and decent person. May his wife and family find solace in their faith.
Charles McMIllan
Acquaintance
November 23, 2020
He was a great guy when we were friends in college. Obviously he continued to be a wonderful person throughout his life. He was taken from this world way too soon.
Jane Harkess Bodine
Friend
November 22, 2020
I would like to offer my condolences to the Byck family. I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Byck for 10 years and a great ten years it was. I will definitely miss his jokes and wonderful sense of humor.
Sandra Brinson
Coworker
November 22, 2020
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Dianne Cook
November 22, 2020
As new neighbors to David and Peggy we were devastated to learn of his condition and so terribly sorry for the families huge loss. Our heart and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Noreen Wood and Robert Wood
Noreen Wood
Neighbor
November 22, 2020
To the Byck family my prayers are with you Dr Byck was a great person he was the one of the most compassionate caring Doctor's and always had a good joke to tell he will be tremendously missed
Gayle Woods
Friend
November 22, 2020
David Byck was my mentor and friend. He was always there for me to offer good advice. His positive personality will be so missed. Prayers and Love for Peggy and the Family.
Angie amici
Friend
November 22, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Charlene & Alex Goodman
Friend
November 21, 2020
David was a kind and wonderful man. He has left behind a wonderful legacy which is mirrored by his family. He will be sorely missed.
Marcia McManus
Friend
November 21, 2020
Dr. Byck I'm really missing you! I just want to thank you again for believing in me from day one. On my first day in the field you gave me kudos and to this day that still means the world to me. You've taught me so much over the years and I want to thank you one last time for everything. I will miss your compassion for our patients and staff along with your stories about your beloved family and all the witty jokes throughout the day. Our team loves and misses you deeply. Sending positive energy and peace to your family, friends, colleagues and all your patient's lives you've left this big impact on. In your words after one of our countless busy days, "Thank you and great job." Take your rest. -Tasha
Natasha
Coworker
November 21, 2020
David and Peggy were my best friends in medical school at the Medical College of Georgia. David had a great personality and was an excellent doctor. He will be missed so much.
David Birnbaum
Friend
November 21, 2020
I will miss you immensely. You were just like a dad to me and treated me as another daughter. I will always remember the good times we spent at your house and at the dock. You were a wonderful man and you will be missed forever. You and Peggy were my home away from home. Thank you for everything. Love, Red
Jennifer Edgerly
Family
November 21, 2020
I worked with Dr Byck about 10 years ago in the operating room at Memorial. It is so sad to hear of his passing. It was always a pleasure to work with him. Praying for his family and friends.
Kitzie Gordon
Coworker
November 21, 2020
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Charles Kiene
November 20, 2020
I am saddened by the news - I have many memories growing up around The Byck family. We can add incredible edibles chef - he made them for me when I was about 8 years old. The things we remember. He was a friend to everyone and will be missed. Hugs to his family.
Kathy kane Sutlive
Friend
November 20, 2020
So sad he delivered both my kids was the best obgyn, taught residents with high standards, I always respected his knowledge and friendship, always told great jokes to the “adult nurses “ what a great loss, wishing Peggy and girls strength in this difficult time, he will surely be missed by many R.I. P Dr Byck
Joleen lynch
Coworker
November 20, 2020
To Peggy and family.... I offer my condolences.... What a wonderful kind friend and doctor..... I send you my prayers and love.....,
Susan Lai
Friend
November 20, 2020
He was my friend and colleague at Memorial Health and he will be missed. I have such fond memories of my business and personal meetings with David and sharing stories about our personal lives. His love for Peggy and his children was always uppermost in his mind. He was a great man!
Larry O'Brien
Friend
November 20, 2020
David was one of the nicest men I’ve ever known. He never tried to impress anyone with his title, Dr Byck. Instead, he impressed you by being a good person, a wonderful husband, and a great father. He was a good friend, too. G_d bless his family and his memory.
David Collison
Friend
November 20, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Bycks family. He was a wonderful man who also delivered my 3 grandsons.
Arline Rosen
November 20, 2020
My condolences to the Byck Family upon your great loss.
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Barbara Aronson
Friend
November 20, 2020
Peggy, May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Love and prayers sent to you.
Shirley Grotheer
Friend
November 20, 2020
My heart goes out to Peggy and the girls. David was so proud of his family. It was always a pleasure being in his company. I will forever be grateful for his sincere and genuine kindness. Prayers for the family and so many others that will grieve his passing.

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Renee Grotheer
Friend
November 20, 2020
My heart goes out to Peggy and the girls. David was so proud of his family and it was a pleasure being in his company. I will forever be grateful for his sincere and genuine Kindness. Prayers for the family and so many others that will grieve his passing.

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Renee Grotheer
Friend
November 20, 2020
My heart goes out to Peggy and the girls. David was so proud of his family and it was a pleasure being in his company. I will forever be grateful for his sincere and genuine Kindness. Prayers for the family and so many others that will grieve his passing.

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November 20, 2020
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November 20, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Dr. Byck delivered two of my children. He was such a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed.
Dawn McCall
November 20, 2020
I was so sad to hear of Dr Byck’s passing. I knew Dr Byck thru my work at Memorial. He was always courteous and highly respected.

Praying for you all as you work through the grief of loss.
Deborah Cameron
Coworker
November 20, 2020
I was so sad to hear of Dr Byck’s passing. I knew Dr Byck thru my work at Memorial. He was always courteous and highly respected.

Praying for you all as you work through the grief of loss.
Deborah Cameron
Coworker
November 20, 2020
So sorry to hear this news. From the Colemans to all the Bycks, we send our sincere condolences and prayers for the family. May David's memory be a blessing to all.
Helene Coleman, Philip Coleman, Nancy Silverman
Family
November 20, 2020
I have worked with Dr. Byck for over 30 years. He was a wonderful man and he was also my physician for years. He will be greatly missed by everyone at Memorial.
Mary Lynn Zittrouer
Coworker
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