Max Starkloff

St. Louis on the Air
8:32 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Colleen Starkloff Continues Advocating For Rights For People With Disabilities

Colleen Kelly Starkloff

Colleen Kelly Starkloff has been on the forefront of the disability rights movement ever since she met her late husband, Max Starkloff, in the nursing home where he was confined due to a disabling car accident. Still a young man, Max was determined to live independently and help others in his situation do the same. 

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From St. Louis on the Air
5:09 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

Local, national notables remember Max Starkloff

Today's show was about remembering disability rights advocate Max Starkloff, who passed away Dec. 27, 2010. Starkloff is photographed here receiving his star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame on June 20, 2008. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Today's show was a discussion about the life and legacy of Paraquad founder Max Starkloff and his many contributions to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. For more on Starkloff, see our previous story about his memorial.

We heard from some of these voices during the show, but here are some more local and national notables sharing their stories about Starkloff:

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Max J. Starkloff
4:52 pm
Tue January 4, 2011

"We admired him, we all loved him."

Max J. Starkloff in 2008 when he received his star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The sanctuary at St. Francis Xavier Church on the Saint Louis University campus was filled today with people who had gathered for one purpose - to remember the life of Max Starkloff.

Such a crowd, said former Washington University chancellor William Danforth, would have been unheard of in 1959, when an automobile accident left Starkloff a paraplegic and living in a nursing home at the age of 21.

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Starkloff funeral
2:56 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

Services set for disability rights pioneer

Max Starkloff on June 20, 2008, when he received a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
(Bill Greenblatt/UPI)

Funeral services for disability rights pioneer Max Starkloff have been set.

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Morning round-up
9:21 am
Tue December 28, 2010

Morning headlines: Paraquad founder Max Starkloff dies, East St. Louis Police reject offer, Coleman lawyers seek to prevent expert testimony

Max Starkloff, founder and president of Paraquad Inc. died at his St. Louis home Monday. He was 73. (Flickr Creative Commons, mosaferroads)

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