An interfaith memorial service and celebration of life for the Rev. Ron Quay, longtime executive director of Churches United of the Quad-Cities Area, will be

2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad-Cities, 3707 Eastern Ave., Davenport.

Quay died suddenly after a brief illness Dec. 28 at Trinity Rock Island. A private funeral was held on Dec. 31 and cremation rites followed.

Cathy Bolkcom, chaplain and friend of the family, said his wife, Marcy Doyle, and sons want to give the the faith communities with whom he worked a chance to come together and celebrate his life and work.

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“Ron Quay was a great leader for all of us in the Quad-Cities,” Bolkcom said. “His faith propelled him to take action to make the community a more just place, and he took a special interest in connecting and building bridges between the various faith communities in the Quad-Cities.”

Memorials in Quay’s name can be made to Churches United or to the family for a local memorial to be arranged. Wheelan-Pressly in Rock Island is handling arrangements for the family.

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