DENVER (CBS4) – A powerhouse political player and community leader who touched the lives of many has passed away. Steve Farber helped bring the Democratic National Convention to Denver in 2008.
He also found the American Transplant Foundation. He believed no one should die while waiting for a lifesaving transplant.READ MORE: Criminal History For Aurora Officer John Haubert Sounds Alarm On Hiring Process
He suffered kidney failure before receiving a kidney from his son 16 years ago.
The organization helped save more than 1,400 lives.READ MORE: Casa Bonita Supporters Optimistic Of Potential Sale To South Park Creators Trey Parker & Matt Stone
His law firm says he died peacefully, surrounded by his family.
Farber was 76 years old.MORE NEWS: MLB All-Star Game & Events Linked To Outbreak Of At Least 14 Fans
The foundation says in lieu of gifts, his family requested all donations go directly to the American Transplant Foundation.