Anthony “Tony” J Ganem 56 of Gray Passed away peacefully & unexpectedly at his home on September 8th 2021
Tony was born in Portland on Nov 2, 1964 to Richard J & Diane M Zachow Ganem.
Tony grew up in Scarborough graduating from Scarborough High School class of 1983.
He joined the Army Reserves in 1982 and proudly served his County. Tony instilled his strong sense of patriotism into his children.
Tony was an active legionnaire for over 20 years at the American Legion Post 86 in Gray. Over the years he held various positions on both the House & Executive Committees. He spent many days volunteering to help others in the community.
On September 23, 1989 Tony married Christine M Usher. In 1992 he built their 1st home in New Gloucester where they raised their 2 children; Nicole & Derek. In 2019 he built a new home in Gray where he & Christine planned to spend their golden years together.
Tony enjoyed being outside whether it was working or for fun. He was the hardest worker his family knows, instilling his strong work ethic into his children.
One of his passions was playing baseball, where he began playing as a young child & continuing thought high school. He then played men’s softball for several years. Some of his fondest memories were playing in the Scarborough Men’s League where Tony and his family made lifelong friends.
Another passion of Tony’s was playing darts. He played for several years on various teams, in a variety of leagues, shoot outs and benefits. He was always one of the ones to try and beat & enjoyed the competition and friends he gained along the way.
From his childhood Tony had a love of animals, including his Rottweilers Tobey and Tyson, who some could say he loved more than any human.
Tony is pre-deceased by his parents, Richard and Diane; Mother-in-law Maryann Usher; and brother in-law Michael Forkus
Tony is survived by his wife, Christine M of 31 years, Daughter Nicole Ganem of Gray; Son, Derek Ganem of Gray.
He is also survived by his siblings & their families; Richard Ganem of Iowa, Susan Forkus of Bryant Pond & Nancy Ganem-Bond of Shapleigh. His father in-law Robert Usher of Westbrook, brother in-law David Usher of Gray & his family, sister in-law Karen Goodwin of Saco & her family.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to “The American Legion Post 86” in memory of Tony Ganem. PO Box 428 Gray ME 04039
There will be a celebration of life at the American Legion Post 86 in Gray on Sunday September 19th form 1:00Pm to 4:00Pm
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