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John Grier Quay ’46

Published in Oct. 24, 2007, issue

John died May 8, 2007, in Wyoming, Ohio. He was 81.

He was born in East Orange, N.J., but lived in Egypt, where his father was a missionary, until he was sent to live with an aunt and uncle in New Jersey at age 11. He attended Deerfield Academy, and arrived in Princeton in the summer of 1942. After two years as an officer in the Marine Corps, including a stint in Guam and a year of occupation duty in Japan, he graduated in 1947 with a bachelor's in history; and went on to get a bachelor's in divinity at Union Theological Seminary in New York in 1950.

John's career was spent in the fields of personnel and human resources, first with a variety of companies and organizations, then starting in 1976, with his own consulting company, Quay Associates, where he was assisted by his wife as president. They retired to Ohio in 1986, where he continued to consult and was involved in a variety of religious, community, and professional activities.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Crosby; sons Peter and Paul; daughter Leslie McMillan; a sister, Virginia Hutchison; and four grandchildren. His brother was the late Robert M. Quay '42.

The class extends deepest sympathy to his family for its loss.

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