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Industry Mourns Walter “Bing” Burns O’Meara

The longtime publisher of Lakeland Boating magazine has died at 81.
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Walter “Bing” Burns O’Meara, the publisher of Lakeland Boating magazine for nearly four decades, died earlier this month due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 81.

O’Meara’s long career in the marine industry included sales positions with Motor Boating and Sailing magazine and Peterson Publishing’s marine group.

“Bing had a passion for boats, the water, people and dogs, which lasted throughout his life,” his wife, Linda O’Meara, said in a statement. “He had an uncanny ability to tell a story, entertain readers and share his passion for boating. He loved life and the people he met along the way. Those who knew him will always remember his infectious laugh.”

The family asks that friends and colleagues who wish to pay their respects make donations in O’Meara’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Michigan Boating Industries Association Educational Foundation.

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