Christopher ECKHARDT

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ECKHARDT, Christopher Paul, Of Clearwater, passed quietly Dec. 27, 2012, at the age of 62 from cancer. Chris is survived by his partner, Donald J. Adams (DJ) of Florida; his brothers (and sisters in law), Edward (Sheryl) of Ankeny, Iowa and Steven (Corinne) of Toronto, Canada. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Margaret Eckhardt and brother Bill Eckhardt. Chris will be missed dearly by all who loved him, including his very dear friends, Jack, Kent, Bonnie, Gram, Tiffany and Roosevelt. Chris was involved in the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, and was also involved in winning a US Supreme Court decision in 1969; Tinker vs Des Moines School Board. Chris was a recipient of the Earl Warren Civil Liberties Award & authored and published The Baker Act Conspiracy in early 2012.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 1, 2013
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