December 27,2018– The Ionia County Intermediate School District warmly remembers Board of Education trustee Michael O’Mara, who passed away last night.


Board President S. Tutt Gorman stated, “I was saddened to learn of Mike O’Mara’s passing today. Mike was an exceptional board member whose background and experience served ISD well. He will be sorely missed, but his good works will live on. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike’s family during this difficult time.”


Ionia County ISD Superintendent Ethan Ebenstein added, “Mike will be greatly missed by all but warmly remembered for his contributions to education in Ionia County and in particular, Lakewood Public Schools. He was a strong and passionate advocate for all children and his impacts will reverberate for many years to come. On behalf of the Ionia County ISD, its administration and staff; we all offer our warmest condolences to Mike’s family at this time.”


Mr. O’Mara was a graduate of Lakewood Public Schools as well as a long time employee and former superintendent of the district. Mr. O’Mara has been an Ionia County ISD Board member since May 2018.
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