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Ganim, Lee George

June 5, 2020

lee ganim port st lucie fl obituaryLee George Ganim, passed away on June 5th at the age of 82. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on Sept 28, 1937, to the late George and Emily Ganim. He was blessed with one brother, Donald (Mary Ann) and three beautiful nieces Christine, Theresa and Stephanie. Lee was ordained a Maronite Catholic priest in 1963 and served as an Air Force Chaplain and Secretary to Archbishop Zayek.

He moved to Key Largo, Florida in 1971. There he met and married Roseann McGrath in 1974. In less than five years they were blessed with their four precious sons Steven, Daniel (Sharon) and grandson Christian, son, Gregory (Megan) and grandchildren, Bentley and Alexis, and son, Dominic. While living in Key Largo, Lee served the community in many different positions. He was Chairman of the School Board, President of the Board of Realtors, Owner of Ganim’s Realty, Owner of Ganim’s Restaurants, Member of the Board of Community Bank, and an active member of St. Justin Martyr Church. He and Roseanne moved to Port St. Lucie in 2004.

A Memorial Mass in celebration of Lee’s life will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church St. Lucie, Florida on June 27, 2020 @11:00 am. There will be a reception after the service, which will take place at the clubhouse of Hammock Cove in Port Saint Lucie. The address for the reception will be provided at the service.

Due to COVID-related distancing requirements, the church is only permitted to allow a maximum of 140 people to attend the service. As such, should you desire to attend the service please be kind enough to reach out to us at your earliest convenience at the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will make every effort to save a place for all whom wish to physically attend the service. However, given the relatively small number of permitted attendees, we are unable to ensure that everyone that desires to come shall have a place. Upon receipt of your request, we will make every effort to accommodate everyone wishing to attend while still observing the pre-imposed limit. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience, but please do not plan to attend the service unless we have confirmed that there is sufficient room for you and your family.

For those that are not in the Port St. Lucie area, or are unable for one reason or another to physically attend the service, we are planning to stream the service. If you wish to view the service, you may do so utilizing the link found below. The link will become available at 11:00 am on June 27th.

In lieu of flowers, please arrange to make donations in Lee’s memory to The Brian Muha Memorial Fund Inc., 874 Helenhurst Court, Westerville, OH 43081-1908 or online at; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101.

Lee joined CORPUS in 1976 and had a very active marriage ministry in Florida.