The beach of D8 was peppered with black spots of grievers early Sunday evening as people gathered to honor the memory of Dr. James Matfield. Family, friends and co-workers gathered for comfort and to share fond memories of a man that touched more lives than he likely realized.
The mood was somber as people shared their memories of a man devoted to trying to help Hathian in any way he could. Dr. James Matfield is survived by his ex-wife SunHi Gavilan and their twin children Antonia and Fredrick Gavilan-Matfield as well as his daughter Sidalee O’Connell-Matfield. He also leaves behind his mother-in-law Dr. Lake Gavilan-Soyuz and a great many friends and coworkers that will miss him.