Dr. Edward Ganny, 69, a podiatrist in the Washington area since 1948 who was active in professional organizations, died May 15 at Capitol Hill Hospital after a heart attack. He was a resident of Silver Spring.

Dr. Ganny practiced in Washington for 25 years and also had an office in Rockville. For the past eight years, he was a past director of a podiatry clinic at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda and had been a staff member of the Washington Hospital Center.

He was a past president of the Washington Podiatry Society and was a member of the Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery and the American Podiatry Association.

Dr. Ganny was a 1980 recipient of a professional meritorious service award from Region 8 of the American Podiatry Association.

He was a member of Indian Spring Country Club and the U.S. Golf Association. He also had served as a referee at area high school football and basketball games.

He was a member of Beth Sholom Congregation in Washington for more than 25 years. He belonged to Independence Lodge of B'nai B'rith, the Jewish War Veterans and the men's club of the Hebrew Home for the Aged.

Dr. Ganny was a native of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and earned bachelor's and master's degrees at St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, N.Y. He earned a doctoral degree at the Ohio School of Podiatry in Cleveland.

He was an officer in the Navy during World War II and served in the American, European, Pacific and Asian theaters.

Survivors include his wife, Lych Ganny of Silver Spring, and two daughters, Glenda Carroll of San Francisco, and Rebecca Orosz of Monterrey, Mexico.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Ohio School of Podiatry in Cleveland, or to the American Heart Association.