LISLE, Ill. — The Water Quality Association (WQA) announced that John Grayson, a water treatment professional and WQA member passed away on Nov. 28, according to a press release.

Grayson was the owner of Rainsoft located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, stated the release.

The release continued that in 2003, Grayson earned a WQA Ray Cross Award for his pioneer contributions to the water quality industry.

Grayson donated his body to science, and no funeral or service will be held, added the release.

In lieu of flowers, his family has requested memorial donations be made in his name to the Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah, noted the release.