Funeral services for disability rights pioneer Max Starkloff have been set.
The activist, who died Tuesday at the age of 73, will be remembered in a funeral Mass at St. Francis Xavier College Church on the campus of St. Louis University on January 4th. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the ceremony will start at 10. Visitation will be in the ballroom of the Busch Student Center, also on SLU's campus, from the end of the service until 2:30pm. Burial will be private.
And, the Post-Dispatch reports, the services will be in keeping with Starkloff's life work:
(A)ccommodations will be available for disabled individuals, including sign language interpreters; a ramped entrance from Grand Boulevard to the lower level of the church and an elevator to the church; and designated seating for people with mobility disabilities.
Starkloff was paralyzed from the neck down in a car accident in 1959, when he was 21. He leaves behind his wife Colleen, two children, and four grandchildren.