A community wake will honor the memory of community activist John Renteria, who died on Sunday.

The wake will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Centro Civico Mexicano, 155 S. 600 West.

Renteria's involvement at Centro Civico, a long-standing community center, started during the 1970s while he was a student at the University of Utah. Renteria had served as executive director and board president of Centro Civico over the years.

Renteria, 56, was a fiery advocate for Salt Lake's west side. He served several community organizations, including Crossroads Urban Center, Utah Legal Services and Utah Coalition of La Raza. He had made unsuccessful bids for the state Legislature and Salt Lake City mayor.