Dr. Lee F. McNamara
June 11, 1932 – May 12, 2021
Dr. Lee F. McNamara, a long-time practicing physician in Omaha, Nebraska died on May 12, 2021 from non-COVID-19 related lung failure. He was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his passing. The family is especially grateful to the incredible caregiving team that stood by Lee’s side during his journey to heaven.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL, Monday, May 17th at 10am at Christ The King Catholic Church, 654 S 86th Street. VISITATION AND RECEPTION will immediately follow the Mass. Private Internment for the family: 2:30 pm at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Creighton University School of Medicine, Creighton Preparatory School, or Christ The King Catholic Church. Visit www.heafeyheafey.com for more information.
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Dr. Lee F. McNamara, age 88 years, died in Omaha, Nebraska on May 12, 2021 from non-COVID-19 related lung failure. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing. The family is especially grateful to the incredible caregiving team that stood by Lee’s side during his journey to heaven; including special thanks to Michelle Whyte RN, Lonetta Lee, Susianna Winn, Trinidad Estrada and Dollie Reynolds.
Lee was born in Omaha in 1932, a place he proudly called home for his entire life. He graduated from Creighton Prep in 1950 and Creighton University in 1954. While in college Lee was introduced to Priscilla McIntosh, a student at Duchesne College of the Sacred Heart. Pris and Lee fell in love and got married in 1956, where they were blessed with a loving relationship, strong partnership and five children. Lee graduated from Creighton University’s School of Medicine in 1958, completed his OB/GYN residency at Creighton in 1962, and went on to practice as a family medicine and OB/GYN physician for 52 years. He retired in 2014 at 82 years old.
Being a doctor brought great joy and purpose to Lee’s life. He founded Suburban West Medical, working as a life-long solo practitioner. He was a fierce advocate and expert medical diagnostician for his patients, for all the babies he delivered and for all the multi-generational families he took care of in his practice. He will be greatly missed by his patients, his office staff over the years, and his fellow physicians, nurses and clinicians in the Bergan Mercy community.
As hard as he worked, Lee will also be remembered for how he joyfully celebrated life, his family, and many long-time friends. A former patient, who recently shared her condolences with the family, said it best: “He was a great and caring doctor, a true friend, a huge Bluejay and Husker fan; who loved America, Elvis, country music and all the holidays.”
He was preceded in death by his wife, Priscilla (McIntosh) McNamara; parents, Dorothy (Spinharney) and Joseph McNamara; brother, Joseph McNamara Jr.; sister and brother-in-law Patricia (McNamara) and Robert Heffernan; mother-and-father-in-law, Estelle (Harrington) and Clifton McIntosh; son-in-law, Deon Pitsor; grandson, Daniel Joseph McKinney; brother-in-law, John “Jackie” McIntosh; sister-in-law, Sheila McIntosh; and brother-in-law, Jim Lyons.
Lee is survived by his children Pam McNamara of Boise, ID; Kathy Pitsor of Des Moines, IA; Lee F. McNamara Jr. (Jennifer) of Dallas, TX; Molly McKinney (Daniel) of Omaha; and Dr. Michael McNamara (Cathy) of Omaha; grandchildren Joe Pitsor, Marie McNamara, Lee Francis McNamara, Jack Pitsor, Hallie McNamara, Maggie McNamara, Estelle McKinney, Ryan McNamara and Bridget McKinney; sisters, Sue McNamara and Kay Lyons; sisters-in-law, Suzanne McNamara, Grace Mowat (Bruce); brother-in-law, Dr. Michael X. McIntosh (Connie) and 16 wonderful nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given Creighton University School of Medicine, 2621 Burt St Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Health Sciences Complex II, Omaha, NE 68178; Creighton Preparatory School, 7400 Western Avenue, Omaha, NE 68114; or Christ The King Catholic Church, 654 S 86th Street, Omaha, NE 68114.