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Ferris student dies in single-car accident

The Ferris flag will be at half-staff Friday, Feb. 9th, in memory of Ferris engineering technology student Timothy Quinlan III, also known as TJ, who died Saturday, Feb. 3rd.

At just 19 years old, Quinlan was killed in a single-car accident in Rogers Heights, according to his obituary.

Quinlan was a Morley resident and a graduate of Morley Stanwood High School, where he earned the highest honors. According to the obituary, Quinlan also worked at both Qdoba and the Ferris filming department.

“With his zany sense of ‘style’ and his irrepressible wit, TJ made a lasting impression everywhere he went,” the obituary said. “From his numerous roles in theatre productions, to his near-obsession with all things D&D, video game, and strategy-game-related, he combined both his overwhelming creativity and his logical intelligence in a uniquely ‘TJ’ way.

The family will be holding visitations Friday, Feb. 9th, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Daggett-Gilbert Funeral Home in Big Rapids. There will also be another visitation Saturday, Feb. 10th, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Trinity Fellowship Church in Big Rapids. This will be followed by a funeral service open to all friends and loved ones.

Quinlan’s obituary can be found here