Grant Mack, internationally renowned advocate for the disabled, died Wednesday of cancer. He was 73.
His death came 10 days after he was presented with the president's Distinguished Service Award, recognizing his work for people with disabilities, particularly the blind.A successful insurance businessman in Salt Lake City, Mr. Mack had been blind for more than two decades. He was one of the main forces behind getting audible crosswalk signals placed at selected intersections in Salt Lake City. He had been an ardent supporter of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Mr. Mack and his guide dog, Matthew, logged more than 567,000 miles flying around the world on behalf of people with disabilities. He has served on both national and local boards.
He was married to the former Olive Beth Kimball, daughter of the late LDS Church President Spencer W. Kimball.
Times for the Friday viewing and Saturday funeral services were pending early Thursday.