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Dr. David Boley Byck, 60, of Savannah, Georgia and husband of Dr. Peggy Lee Byck, died Thursday morning, November 19, 2020, at his home with his family at his side.

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.

You are invited to view the funeral service of Dr. David Byck by clicking here.

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.

Online Condolences

  1. Kelly Hunt says:

    To Peggy and Family,

    What an amazing man…incredible physician and friend from the hospital. We all will miss David but pray that he has been given deep peace. May God carry you all through this very difficult time.

  2. David Carson, M.D. says:

    Today, our kind-hearted, humble friend and physician’s physician, David Byck, departed this troubled world for another shore and a greater light. From our human perspective, David is gone too soon and our hearts are broken by his absence from us. As grief-stricken as we are, we should all find a degree of comfort in the inner strength and grace that David exhibited throughout his battle to defeat the cancer.

    To paraphrase 2 Timothy, David “fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith.” I have faith that, even now, David is at rest in his Father’s arms. Rest In Peace, our good and faithful friend.

  3. Gary Marx says:

    To the entire Byck family,

    David was a great friend and always willing to help when asked. I am so sorry for your loss. I feel lucky to have spent time with him recently. While he was taken away way too soon, he had a huge impact on everyone around him. I’ll miss his humor, positive attitude and the way he always greeted me.

  4. Leanne Sells says:

    Peggy and Family,

    I am so very sorry to hear of David’s passing. I had the honor of knowing him as a patient and working with him as a nurse. I will forever be touched by his wonderful and caring demeanor. The world lost one great man today! Prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

  5. Lisa Dean says:

    I am so very sorry to learn of David’s passing and the family’s great loss. My prayers for comfort during this time.

  6. Rita Wiggins says:

    Dr. Byck and family,

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Several members of our family had the blessing of being patients of Dr. Byck. He was such a great listener and compassionate to his patients and there families. Praying for comfort for all of you during this time. God bless and keep you all.

  7. Elaine Frantz says:

    Dear Family of David Byck,

    Your father was a kind, inspirational, amazing man with dignity, a caring and compassionate attitude, and brilliant. I loved working with him and flying with him as his safety pilot. David was a great pilot and I am so very sad that this is truly his final flight. May he soar,

  8. Carol Devine says:

    I taught David in a Sunday school class…he was terrific then and became an amazing adult. Always pleasant and personable. He will be sorely missed. So very sorry for your loss.

  9. Albert Wall says:

    It is with great sadness to learn of David Byck’s death. His career was as an advocate for the improvement of Women’s Health care in Georgia. He was a good doctor, too. I knew him as a medical student, resident, colleague and friend. His passing is all too soon. Albert Wall

  10. rhondda Netherton says:

    I am so sad to hear Dr. David Byck has died. He was my doctor for 21 years, and I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers to the family

  11. Regina Rahimi says:

    The finest doctor and gentleman known. He was a very special person and will be deeply missed. Love and prayers to his family.

  12. Sheryl Solomon Smith says:

    To Ellen, Peggy, Edwin, Nancy, and all the kids – my deepest condolences on the loss of David. It is hard to believe he has left this earth so soon, but perhaps there is some peace in knowing how well-lived his life was during his time here. I can’t imagine how much you will miss him, but I hope you will find comfort in each other as I’m sure he would want you to do. May his memory be a blessing.

  13. Frank and Barbara anseaume says:

    Dr. Byck

    Barbara and I were very sorry to hear of your loss.Please
    Please accept our sincere condolences..

    Frank and Barbara

  14. Ed and Peggy Grimsley says:

    Our deepest condolences to Peggy and the family. David was a classmate of mine at MCG and a friend. He was a physician’s physician who delivered my son in 1994. He was a southern gentleman and a great family man. He will be greatly missed by the community in Savannah, Memorial, and Mercer University School of Medicine.
    Ed Grimsley, MD, MCG Class of 1986
    MUSM, Macon, GA

  15. Bob Shelley says:

    I feel very lucky to have known and worked with David. Back in the days when pediatricians attended deliveries of infants in distress, the sight of David in the D.R. always assured me that the mom and baby were receiving the best care possible. He was an outstanding clinician and a kind, caring human being. He was a wonderful educator and an inspiration to students and residents. I will miss him as will everyone at Mercer.

  16. Sandi Scott says:

    Dr. Back was a kind and gentle person as well as a wonderful doctor. As a retired nurse from Memorial, Dr. Byck was always a pleasure to see. He came to the unit late one afternoon and as always with his quick wit said, “I see all of the old war horses are here”. We now have a group of nurses that have retired and are all members of the” Retired War Horse Club”, we even have tee shirts . Thank you Dr. Byck for wonderful service and great memories.

  17. Linda Brill says:

    I was a patient of Dr. Byck’s for the past 10 years, and, unlike most women anticipating a visit to their GYN, I looked forward to seeing mine. Dr. Byck was a warm, caring professional who listened to his patients and addressed them with humanity. I will miss seeing him and extend my deepest condolences to his family. May his memory be for a blessing.

  18. Eric Shaw says:

    Dear Byck family,
    Very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed working with Dr Byck on many, many research projects over the years. I will certainly miss him – his kindness, thoughtfulness, and humor.
    Eric Shaw

  19. Cliff Berger says:

    I have known David since he was a teenager. Both he and members of his family were patients of mine. A nicer and more caring individual would be difficult to find. I have been blessed to have know him and my deepest condolences to all who loved him. C J Berger DMD.

  20. David J. Cranman says:

    Rest in peace, my friend. My condolences to all of your beautiful family.

  21. Stacy Eastwood says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family during this time of mourning. I was saddened to hear of Dr. Byck’s passing. I was his patient for many years. He was a very compassionate, caring doctor with a wonderful sense of humor. I was always impressed with his professionalism and friendliness. The world lost a great doctor and a wonderful human being.

  22. Tony Kiene says:

    Rest In Peace David. You were a great man and a good friend. My deepest condolences to Ellen, Peggy, Nancy and Edwin and all of the kids and grandkids.

  23. Marcey Dolgoff Alter says:

    Dear Ellen, Nancy, Edwin, and Peggy:

    I am so deeply saddened to learn of David’s illness and passing. My heart goes out to you and all of your families. You will remain in my thoughts. Sending virtual hugs from all the Dolgoffs.


  24. Dana Lee says:

    I am heartbroken to hear of David’s passing. He has been my Doctor and friend for over 30 years. My heart goes out to his wife and daughters and all of their family and close friends. He was a lovely person and will be missed. May your hearts be at peace knowing that he loved you and knew you loved him.

  25. Misty Graham says:

    Dr. Byck has been a gift to Mercer students, and he inspired so many. I am gratedfull to have known him and worked with him. May light perpetual shine upon him.

  26. Jeff & Mindy says:

    We first met David (and Peggy) as the parents of our daughter’s freshman year roommate. But they quickly became our friends. David was kind, funny, energetic, loving, a really good listener and the kind of human we all aspire to be like. We are devastated for Peggy, Elle and the entire family. May his memory be a blessing. We love you.

  27. Beth Steinfeldt says:

    I was a patient of Dr. Byck’s for about 25 years! He delivered all 3 of my children. He is so so very special to me! Words cannot describe how I felt when I heard the news of his passing! He was like no other!! He will be greatly missed!!


  28. Beth Kinstler says:

    Ellen, Edwin, and family, I read about his passing this morning. All I can say is that I have often heard that only the good die young. If so, he is proof positive of that. May he rest in peace now and forever. Beth Kinstler

  29. Bill Collins says:

    I worked with Dr. Byck for many years while at Memorial. He was one of the kindest and most understanding doctors , Always a smile and a good word, always able to talk about any subject or event. I truly feel privileged to have know him for many years and to call him a friend. My condolences to his family. I know he will be missed

  30. David Collison says:

    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.

  31. Alison Niebanck says:

    To the Byck family:
    I always enjoyed working with Dr. Byck in Graduate Medical Education at Memorial. He was a great role model and Program Director. He will be missed. Sending you my deepest sympathy.

    Alison Niebanck
    Program Director, Pediatrics
    Memorial Health

  32. David Baxter says:

    A good man who lived his life well. He will certainly be missed. The world is a better place because of the life he lived. He is an example for us all.

    Caring compassion, kindness and clinical excellence together in one person is the rare combination that makes a great physician.

    Thank you David.

  33. Miriam Wall says:

    So hard to lose a childhood friend.

    My deepest sympathies.

    Rest in peace David.

  34. Suzy (Buelvas) and Joe Casey says:

    To the entire Byck family,

    We are so sorry for great loss. We were both fortunate to know David at Memorial as he was so well loved by all.
    Much love
    Suzy and Joe Casey

  35. Brian Strauss says:

    My deepest condolences to Peggy, David’s mom, Edwin, and David’s girls. I considered David my best friend during our time together as undergraduates in Chapel Hill. It is a tremendous tribute to David that many individuals likely considered David their best friend during his lifetime. Over the years whenever I inquired with Dave how his latest trip or venture was doing, he invariably would answer “fabulous.” Indeed Big Dave, you were truly a fabulous person regardless of how measured. I will miss you dearly.

  36. Scott Cohen says:

    My condolences to the entire Byck family. David and I joined the TEP house at Carolina freshman year. He was a great friend and a mentor as I succeeded him as President of the fraternity. I am glad I stayed in touch with him all of these years. May his memory be a blessing.

  37. Andrea Gordon says:

    My deepest condolences to the Byck family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  38. Jack Krapf says:

    I am in total shock to learn that my cousin has passed. We were such great friends as kids. I remember in High School and College David talking about becoming a Physician.
    My prayers go out to his entire family.

  39. Don and Erica Crenshaw says:

    We just became new neighbors of the Bycks this year. Although Covid-19 has kept us distant we could tell from our first meeting that David was a class fellow whom everyone loved. Our condolences to Peggy and family.

  40. Donna Hambrick says:

    Dr. Byck never met a stranger. He treated everyone with respect and kindness. He always smiled and had a warm greeting for everyone. The world has lost a truly wonderful man. I am so sorry for your loss.

  41. Bob Goldwasser says:

    David was a good friend and a terrific person. Our friendship began in the late 70s at UNC. He will truly be missed. My thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

  42. Kevin Gavin and Allison Hersh says:

    Sending our deepest condolences to the entire Byck family. There will never be another doctor like Dr. David Byck – he was truly the very best of the best. The world is a darker place without his wisdom, his kindness and his compassion. May he rest in peace.

  43. Brian Welch says:

    Dr. Byck was such a kind man and the consummate gentleman. In the hospital he always had a smile on his face and always with pleasant greetings and words of encouragement. He will surely be missed! My prayers to the family and may God comfort you in your time of grief.

  44. JC Hooper says:

    David was a outstanding uncle. He knew me well and I can still remember when I talked to him last time, we were standing out by the marina with the wind blowing, and he told me if he does pass. To not cry if he passes but to be happy because now he sees me as a man. I promised him when he asked for a promise. I remember when he got me a Jake Fromm jersey from the Georgia SEC championship. I loved him dearly and I will mis his smile and his humor.

  45. Sherri Burns says:

    So sorry of the passing of Dr Byck such a wonderful and caring person my deepest condolences.

  46. Ellen Gay says:

    I worked in the OR at Memorial with Dr. Byck for many years. I can honestly say that he expected and demanded excellence for all of his patients. If you worked with him in any capacity, you had better bring your “A Game” every single time! He was one of the good guys and I know he will be sorely missed! My sincere condolences to all of his family.

  47. Terry Snapp says:

    My deepest sympathies to the family and many friends of Dr Byck. Here was truly one of the kindest and most compassionate doctor s I’ve known. His kindness and sense of humor who’ll surely be missed. Thoughts and prayers for his previous family.

  48. Barbara Griffin says:

    So sorry to hear the passing of Dr.Byck. My condolences to the family

  49. George S Cohen says:

    Since growing up together as kids, he on 62nd, me on Oakview.. we remained friends our entire life. Seperated by only 30 days at birth, we were almost the exact same age, both born on the 14th. I had the pleasure of sharing chicken soup with David in Feb and we spoke last on Oct 6th. I will miss my friend, but more I will miss the impact he had on me and all who he touched. What greater gift to his family to leave a great legacy of a life well lived.
    Ellen, Peggy, Edwin, Nancy, and all the children, my thoughts, prayers and tears go out to all if you. May his memeory be a blessing!

  50. Steve Carpenter says:

    I had the opportunity to work with David for 24 years. We enjoyed discussing medicine, education, and fishing. Those who knew David will miss his mentorship. He was a model physician and a very kind man.

    Steve Carpenter

  51. David Weems says:

    Diane and I were both saddened and shocked to learn of David’s passing. We have both been away from the medical family for a while and did not know he was ill.
    He was a great doctor and a wonderful gentleman and human being.
    Please accept our deepest sympathies in you terrible loss. You and your family will be in our prayers.

  52. Ria Fritts says:

    I have been a patient of Dr.Byck’s for the last 22 years and was heartbroken to hear the news. He was a kind, gentle man and the best doctor. I was always so impressed by his compassion and wonderful sense of humor. Rest In Peace Dr. Byck!! Sending my deepest condolences to his beautiful family!!

  53. Margaret and Edgar Rahn says:

    Dear Peggy aqnd Family,
    We are all so sorry to hear the news, our family has known all of you I guess for over 30 years now, ever since Cherrie went to work up there. You and Dr. Byck have been so sweet to our Family, thank you so much, we have been so blessed to know all of you. Tell the girls Austin sends his thoughts to them too.
    Love to all, TheRahn Family

  54. Tina & Dale Warbington says:

    Dear Peggy, words are not sufficent enough to express our deepest sympathies. David will never be forgotten. He was a man of true character and integrity. David touched our lives in many ways and the lives of countless others. Our pastor always says make it easy for me to preach your funeral and David has certainly done that. What a legacy he has left. It has been an honor and privlege to call David our friend.
    Dale & Tina

  55. Sue Gill says:

    Dear Peggy and all the Byck family – our sympathy and condolences on the loss of our David! We loved him dearly and will miss his presence! I remember our Kentucky Derby Week end trip when it rained so hard and soaked us good! It was still fun and good memories! I remember our visit to Woodford Reserve Distillery (Official Bourbon of the KY Derby.). A lady visitor collapsed outside the warehouse and David rushed out to help her! He was fascinated with the process of bourbon making and watching how the heavy oak barrels were rolled out on rails to the storage warehouses without anyone touching them as they rolled downhill. I am so sorry he left us too soon to do the “Bourbon Trail” and to finish lots of other exciting ventures that were ahead! I have read the beautiful comments written by those that knew him and felt very touched that we were fortunate to have him in our lives. We all have good memories of him but big holes in our heart! Love and Prayers!
    Aunt Sue

  56. Carin Stemer Chadow says:

    So sorry to hear of David’s passing. I have such fond memories of visiting my cousin Jeff and hanging out with all of his friends, including David. I remember him as a wonderful young man and he certainly grew into a loving and respected doctor and family man. I know that he will be missed by many!

  57. Karen Baker says:

    David was the first person my husband and I met when we came to Savannah and he was the reason we are still here. First he was my boss, then he quickly became my partner and my friend. Over the past several years, we worked closely together and he became my mentor, pushing me to be the best that I could be, even when I was not certain of myself. I will forever be grateful for his friendship and will keep my promise I made to him to attempt to follow in his footsteps. He put so much effort and energy into everything he did and he will be so missed! Much love to the entire Byck family.

  58. Leigh Hales-Silva says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Dr Byck’s passing….He was one of the best doctors I had. He helped me more than anyone and I will always be grateful. He was a very kind and knowledgeable man. My sincere condolences to his family.

  59. Beth Iocovozzi Buttimer says:

    Dr. David Byck… a beautiful life, well lived! I’m so sorry he left our world so early. David will always be remembered with a warm thought and a smile for who he was. It’s truly sad to loose a childhood friend. I have so many wonderful memories hanging out on McLaws Street! May G-d hold David in the Palm of His Hand. My heartfelt prayers of sympathy go out to Mrs. Byck, Nancy and Edwin as well as Dr. Peggy, their daughters and grandchildren. Until…

  60. Chris and Carmela Pettigrew says:

    David was a wonderful man and an inspiration to all Physicians. He will be remembered by all his Residents and fellow colleagues as a man to exemplify. He will truly be missed.

  61. J Curtis Lewis III says:

    What a huge loss to this community. As a Memorial Hospital board member, I was privileged to work with David in several capacities, including Chief of Staff and as liaison between the hospital’s physicians and administration. His unusually keen insight into the business aspects of the hospital was invaluable to the board as we navigated the financial challenges and its eventual sale to HCA. He was highly respected by physicians and administrators alike, and selflessly volunteered his time and expertise to assure continuation of the hospital’s mission well into the future. Thank you, my friend, and may you Rest In Peace.

  62. Vera Hoffman says:

    The Hoffman Family is very sorry to hear of your loss. Our most sincere sympathy to the entire Byck Family.

  63. Ashika Patel says:

    To Dr. Byck’s family, my deepest condolences. Dr. Byck gave me a chance to become a strong and skilled doctor to my patients. He has taught so many residents to become kind, compassionate, and capable doctors. He taught us to listen to others and be open to different opinions. I cannot thank him enough for the impact he has on my life as a doctor. He will be missed always.

  64. Jacky Yglesias says:

    To Ellen and family
    So sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace.

  65. Amandalynne Cummings says:

    Dr.Byck has been my dr since I was fourteen. He delivered my two beautiful girls. I loved seeing his happy smile and hearing his jokes. He was truly a blessing to a lot of people, but especially to me. I will never understand why the good ones always have to leave so soon. I will always remember and cherish everything about him, and when I look at my girls I will forever think of him. Rest In Peace Dr Byck, you will forever be in my heart.

  66. Carolyn Sheehan says:

    To Dr. Peggy Byck,
    As a former patient of yours, I send you my deepest sympathy and condolences with the loss of your husband, David. May peace, comfort and strength surround you, and your family, in the days ahead, knowing that others do care.

  67. Crystal Heller says:

    Dr Byck was my doctor and friend! My condolences to the family! God bless his family and friends! May Dr. Byck rest in piece! He will be missed greatly!

  68. Suanne Garber Mallenbaum says:

    David was a dear friend to me during our teenage times. I grew up in Albany; our group of Southern Jewish friends travelled all over the South and attended summer camp together. I’ll never forget the hospitality of his parents when I visited Savannah during one of our conventions. And during another visit to Columbus when the Bycks were visiting family. David and I both knew we wanted to be doctors, and we were very strongminded about that goal. That was the part of future we envisioned and attained. But of course the best part of adulthood was to marry our soulmates, raise our families, and become grandparents. We all know David was exceptional; kind, generous, strong, gentle, funny and SMART. I am so happy that he led the best fulfilling life on earth that one can live. I am so sad that he, his family, his friends and colleagues will be denied more time together. To Peggy, Amanda, Jessica and Elle – we have never met, but my heart is heavy for you. To Ellen, I remember you and David Sr., of blessed memory, as well as Edwin and Nancy very well from those many decades ago. I cannot think of Savannah without recalling the wonderful Byck family. May you all find comfort and strength in each other and may the memory of the extraordinary David Byck be a blessing. May his legacy be passed on through his family, especially through his precious namesake David James.

  69. Joan Levy says:

    I will always remember David with great fondness and appreciation for his gentle, kind wisdom. He was the most considerate doctor and friend I’ve ever encountered. He will be greatly missed.

  70. Barbara Thompson says:

    Peggy and family,
    Gone too soon. My heart breaks for you and your girls. I had the honor of being David’s nurse when he arrived at Memorial years ago. For 13 years I was Blessed to work along side this wonderful soul as he made a difference in so many lives. He was a wonderful teacher. He had a calming effect on his patients as well as in our practice. His sense of humor was second to none. No one escaped his pranks. He made me a better nurse pushing me to my potential, as he did so many of those who worked with him. He was simply a great man.
    My prayers are with you all.

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  72. Patricia Gaines says:

    I was saddened reading of Dr. Byck’s passing. I was a patient of his for many years. I remember his kind words to me when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My prayers and condolences to his family.

  73. Gina Mosher says:

    As a former patient of Dr. Byck’s, I can say that he was the best Doctor that I have ever had. Due to life changes, I was unable to continue in his practice.This saddened me ,for I always had complete faith in him and knew that I had the best care ever. He loved talking about his family and I always looked forward to hearing funny stories about the girls. He was a class act for certain. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

  74. Marla Epperson says:

    So saddened by the news of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. He was always professional, compassionate, knowledgeable and humorous. I couldn’t have chosen a better Dr. Also working with him at the hospital. He alway had the patient’s best interest at heart. Always a smile and a little joke to go along with it. Working with many Drs in my career I can truly say he was the best.
    Rest in peacful eternity Dr. Byck and I will see you again some day.

  75. liz Brauser says:

    I knew David back when we were all kids growing up in a great community in Savannah. I will always recall much of what i heard discussed at the touching, heartbreaking funeral that i just watched online- that he was a REALLY nice, kind , smart guy and though I had not seen him in eons I can still see his smile and recall him as a supremely mentchy guy. My heartfelt condolences to the family ,friends and colleagues who will miss this mentsch very much. May you all be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

  76. Joe & Vicki Polo says:

    To the Byck Family,

    Our daughter went to medical school in Savannah and was lucky to have Dr. Byck as a mentor. She is now in her 2nd year of OB/GYN residency in large part because of the powerful impact Dr. Byck had on Tori. She spoke of him often, and was able to attend a medical conference with him. They traveled there on his plane, and her mother and I felt safe knowing he was at the helm.

    Reading all these wonderful tributes, we hope that you find some comfort knowing what a life very well lived looks like. We feel blessed to have been touched by Dr. Byck.
    Joe, Vicki and Tori Polo

  77. Sara E Cox says:

    I am so very saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. Byck. Dr. Byck delivered me as a baby and was my mothers doctor. I began seeing Dr. Byck when I was 17 years old with several different pelvic issues. Dr. Byck fought so hard for me and made sure I was sent to the very best Doctors he knew. He even referred me out to students he had taught. He always gave me the very best care and took the time to listen, even when other doctors didn’t. He is the reason that I have found relief from chronic pelvic pain and I am forever grateful to him. What an exceptional man who cared so deeply for his patients, family, and community. He will be sorely missed. Prayers for his family during this difficult time.

  78. Cheri Kramer says:

    David will be missed by many. I was fortunate to not only be his patient (he delivered my daughter, Rebecca almost 30 years ago), but also his friend. He was a leader for Women’s health issues and an all around great guy. May G-d give his family, colleagues, and friends the strength to get through this difficult time.

  79. Andrea Howard says:

    My deepest condolences to the entire Byck family. Dr Byck was the kindest and most caring doctor I have ever met. He truly cared about his patients and their health. We are all thankful that Dr Byck touch ours lives in such a positive way.

    Andrea and David Howard

  80. Sandra Correa says:

    So very sorry for your loss! David and Peggy have been such an inspiration to me in my career. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.

  81. Cynthia Heil says:

    Ellen, I was so sorry to see the notice of your son’s passing. I had seen him as a patient when I first came to Savannah. I found him to be kind and gentle. I pray that good memories will bring comfort to you and your family.. Cynthia

  82. Jay Bachicha says:

    I am shocked to learn of David’s death: I was one of his residents when he came to Stanford for an ObGyn rotation and we became fast friends. I was just today clearing boxes in preparation for a move and came across several cards and letters he’d written me over the years and including the invitation to his wedding to Peggy, which I attended. I am so sad, so very sorry for his family and all who love David. His loss is tremendous. May G-d bless him and keep him close.

  83. Andrea and Wade Neiman says:

    I am sure that I speak for the whole ACOG family in expressing our sincere condolences for the loss of one of our most dedicated and brilliant members. David’s wit and strong counsel will be missed. Andrea and I feel we have lost a close family member and will truly miss seeing him at future gatherings.

  84. Laurie Gay Hill says:

    I have just heard of this news. I am utterly heartbroken. David Byck has been my doctor for 24 years. He has seen me through 2 miscarriages and 2 deliveries. He has helped me so much more than just that. I am devastated that he was taken so soon. He was such an incredible doctor, husband, father, and man. He will be missed.

  85. Jeanie Griffin says:

    I worked with Dr. Byck when he, Dr. Deloach, and Dr. Ellis served as CMO together and when my gynecologist retired during that time i asked if he could be my doctor. He was a wonderful doctor and i knew i had the best as he walked me through some difficult situations medically. Also i eventuall was a patient of Dr. Peggy. Dr. David was a very kind, compassionate doctor and impacted many lives. May God give his family peace and may your wonderful memories of this giant of a man comfort you at this time.

  86. Lynda Paradise says:

    I am so sad to hear of the passing of Dr. Byck. Although I was never a patient nor lived in Savannah, I know the family through an acquaintance. Much love and prayers to Mrs. Byck and the family.
    May the love of God be with everyone and give them strength.
    Lynda Paradise

  87. Ammy Nelson says:

    My heartfelt prayers go out to Dr. Byck’s family. Over the last 25+ years of knowing Dr Byck, I appreciated his medical expertise, knowledge, and professionalism, but most of all his compassion and understanding.

    May God continue to wrap His loving arms around Dr Byck’s family.

  88. Lisa McCluskey says:

    Prayers for Dr Byck and his family. What a kind humble gentleman! He touched so many lives. I am so sorry to hear this news. He truly was a person that did the right thing, thought of others, and gave such kindness and care to everyone he met. He was my doctor for 30 years and two children. He was such a blessing! Rest in sweet peace. Prayers of comfort and support for his family.

  89. Carol Young says:

    To the Byck family,
    As a patient of Dr. Byck, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family. The gratitude that I have for the care and kindness shown by such a wonderful doctor and person in general can not be expressed in words. My heart hurts because I know the person he was to me as a patient of many years and how he talked about his family with a smile. Dr. Byck and his level of professionalism will certainly be missed!!!!

  90. Faustina Smith says:

    Dear Peggy and family,
    My heart goes out to you.
    I can’t say that I really knew David, except as the obgyn doctor who performed my hysterectomy and provided the following treatment.
    I could tell he was graced with a delightful sense of humor and still clearly recall our conversation when he was removing the staples from the surgery site.
    I wrote of that encounter in my blog and hope it will provide a smile for your heart.
    I am blessed to have known him.
    I am grateful to Jeff Kohl for the front page article in the JEA newsletter that let me know of his passing.
    I am grateful for the video of the graveside service.
    my love and prayers,
    Faustina (Tina) Smith

  91. Donna Jarrett says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about his passing. After delivering both of my babies (who are now 23 & 21) I suggested that I maybe needed some medicine to help with my weight loss and he suggested that I quit eating biscuits! He was so funny! Doctor appointments are so uncomfortable but he made it as pleasant as possible. He will be missed! I’m terribly sorry for your loss. I’m also sorry for the loss of a Great Doctor!

  92. Rebecca Anne Weldon says:

    So very sorry to learn of Dr. Byck’s passing. I received a notice from the hospital, which means so much that they wanted his former patients to know–and a clear indication of just how much he was loved and is missed. I always felt heard and respected by Dr. Byck as he helped me cope with some really hard times. I hope your pain is lessened as we all share your love and your loss. He was so incredibly inspiring.

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