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David P. Bly

August 13, 1955 ~ March 10, 2019 (age 63)


David P. Bly, 63 of Karns City died suddenly at his home, Sunday, March 10, 2019.

Born August 13, 1955 in Butler, he was the son of Roland L. and Joan M. (Platz) Bly.

On August 23, 1975, Dave married the former Brenda Szalankiewicz at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.  Dave and Brenda enjoyed 43 years together. She survives.

Dave was a 1973 Karns City High School Graduate and he was briefly employed by Michigan Limestone.  He then began a career at Indespec Chemical, where he retired after 41 years.  Dave and Brenda owned Bly’s Beer Distributor in Bradys Bend for a few years and most recently, he worked at Back Door Beverage in Cowansville. 

He was a member of the American Legion Post #488 and the Sons of Italy in Bradys Bend where he enjoyed spending time with his friends.  Dave coached youth baseball and football when his children were younger, he enjoyed boating and fishing, was an avid hunter, was a member of the Queenstown Hunt Club, enjoyed golfing, camping in Tionesta, and above all, enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. 

Dave was skilled at building and construction.  He was proud of the home and the “Sons of Queenstown” garage he built where he enjoyed hanging out with his buddies.  He will be greatly missed. 

Surviving is his wife; Brenda L. Bly of Karns City, 1 son; Josh and wife Darian Bly of West Sunbury, and 1 daughter; Lindsay and husband Ben Green of Karns City.  2 grandsons; Knox and Kim Green, and 2 granddaughters; Avery and Milania Bly. 

Dave is also survived by his parents, Roland and Joan Bly of Karns City, 7 brothers; Joe (Debbie) Bly, Bruce (Dianne) Bly, Jeff (Amy) Bly, Bryan (Susie) Bly, Steve (Lori) Bly, Mike Bly and Greg Bly.  5 Brother’s-in-Law; Jim (Cindy) Szalankiewicz, John (Linda) Szalankiewicz, Joe Szalankiewicz, Mike (Linda) Szalankiewicz, and Bruce (Kathy) Junker.  3 Sister’s-in-Law; Denise (Walter) Ripple, Elaine (Todd) Marshall and Karen (David) Conrad.  Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his In-Laws, Bruce and Margie Junker, and 1 sister and brother-in-law, Toni and Bill Scott.

A Private Memorial Service will be held for David P. Bly at a later date.  Arrangements are under the direction of Buechele Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dave’s name to the American Legion Post #488 975 State Route 68, East Brady, PA 16028.  The money will be used to support the local chapter of the Wounded Warriors. 

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