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Former AMA Board Member Jim Viverito passes

American Motorcyclist Association offers condolences to family, friends

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association offers its condolences to the family and friends of former AMA board member and current American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation board member Jim Viverito following his death on Dec. 7, 2019.

Jim Viverito, of Chicago, served in AMA Congress and on the boards of the AMA and the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation.

Mr. Viverito, 67, served on the AMA Board of Directors from February 2010 to July 2016. His service on the AMHF Board, which is tasked with raising money to fund the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, began July 2014.

“Jim Viverito was the consummate AMA volunteer, donating his time, energy and expertise wherever he was needed,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “Jim proudly served on the AMA Board of Directors, helping set strategic policy at the highest levels, but a visitor to the AMA offices might also find Jim in the mailroom, helping stuff new member kits in envelopes or loading motorcycles to display at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. To his core, Jim was passionate about motorcycling, from street to dirt, but his love of racing and history, particularly Grand National Championship flat-track competition, was extraordinary.

“Jim was a rare combination of generosity, humility, knowledge and kindness,” Dingman said. “Jim was a close friend to many AMA members, and he will be greatly missed.”

Mr. Viverito, a resident of Chicago, is survived by his wife Marilyn, of 47 years.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 3 p.m. until time of service at 8:30 p.m., at Cumberland Chapels, 8300 W. Lawrence Ave., Norridge, Ill.