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: September 18, 1937


Died: December 27, 2010


Location: St. Louis, Missouri