Max Starkloff

 

 

Age: 73

 

Summary: prominent disability rights activist who founded the non-profit independent living center Paraquad, Inc. and became a tenacious watchdog for the disabled after he became paralyzed in a 1959 car accident whose crusades persuaded St. Louis to install wheelchair ramps on sidewalks and lifts on buses, CEOs to make their businesses accessible, and builders construct barrier-free housing for people like him.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from a flu

 

Born: 1937

 

Died: December 27, 2010

 

Location: St. Louis, Missouri