Friday, November 9, 2012

Celebration of Life Scheduled
for Former LB Port Official

The Propeller Club of Los Angeles-Long Beach has scheduled a “celebration of life” event in memory of former Port of Long Beach communications officer Steven Macias, who died last month of natural causes.

The event is planned for 3 to 5 pm Fri., Nov. 16 in the outdoor sculpture garden at the Museum of Latin American Art, 628, Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, California, 90802. Macias spent more than 21 years at the Port of Long Beach, beginning in July 1990. He retired in January at the age of 55. His body was discovered in his residence Oct. 15, after friends became worried when he didn’t show up for a seniors program at a local community college.

During his time at the port, Macias was in charge of various community and outreach efforts, including hosting the port’s seasonal harbor tours and working with school groups and seniors. He was also active for many years in helping plan the Propeller Club’s annual Seafood Feast.