PortandTerminal.com, January 4, 2021
RICHMOND, CA – Port of Richmond executive director Jim Matzorkis, 68, died at his Oakland home on Dec. 20 from complications due to a COVID-19 infection. He held his post at the port for 18 years and was just 11 days shy of retiring when he died.
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt said Matzorkis’ premier accomplishment as port executive director was completing the Honda Port of Entry project in 2010, which expanded and improved the port’s existing automobile and processing facilities.
Jim had a colorful career in his younger days that he liked to tell stories about,” Mayor Tom Butt wrote in an email tribute. “He worked security as a roadie in the rock and roll industry.”
Matzorkis is survived by his wife of 39 years, Beverly; daughters Melanie and Ileana; sisters JoAnn and Stacie; brother Nick; and brother-in-law Bob; as well as many nieces and nephews.
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