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Marca Bristo 1953 - 2019
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Marca Bristo

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September 12, 2019
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always...PRAYERS and BLESSINGS to family
September 12, 2019
Marca was an amazing advocate and woman! Such a force that will be sorely missed.
September 11, 2019
God bless you Marca and the monumental personal and social contributions you gifted to us all. Love and prayers for your family as they face this very difficult time.
September 11, 2019
My thought & prayer go out to the family
September 11, 2019
Deepest condolences to the Bristo Family, Thank Marco for your positive contribution to society. May the God of comfort and mercy bless your lives as you cope with your loss.
September 11, 2019
As the days and weeks pass ,and as you return to life's routine,may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
September 11, 2019
God Bless, and thank you for your efforts of making the world a better place for others!
September 10, 2019
My deepest condolences to Marcas family, friends and colleagues and her staff at Access Livinf Chicago. Her advocacy work for our disability community across the country and world changed the way people people viewed persons with disabilities and challenged others to realize that we can all work together to make change for our world. She helped pave the way for many of us to have access to transportation, healthcare and a whole lot more. I recently her over the summer at the annual NCIL conference and really enjoyed our conversation and still can picture it and will not ever forget it. She will be greatly missed by everyone. Rest in Power, Marca.
September 10, 2019
When I posted Chicago Sun-Times editor Tom MacNamee's remembrance of Marca on Facebook shortly after I learned of her passing, I said that "Marca Bristo was a hero, a wonder, a light unto the world!" I had the honor of knowing her a bit in the very early days of Access Living, when I was doing some volunteer work with the Rehabilition Institute of Chicago (now the Shirley Ryan Activity Lab). Marca always made ordinary people like me feel just a little guilty that we weren't accomplishing more when SHE was accomplishing so much! But that's NOT a complaint -- She motivated US to try harder! I genuinely regret that Marca didn't have another twenty years to shed her light unto the world, but I'm grateful she was among us as long as she was. Sincere condolences to her family and to all the people she worked with over the years. We WILL remember her!
September 10, 2019
A great loss for such a wonderful person. Marca was truly an inspiration that made a tremendous positive difference for Americans with disabilities. She will be remembered for her courageous fight for so many. May we all learn from her loving example.

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