John le Clerc Church ’47 died in April 2009 in New Jersey.
He was born on June 28, 1923, in Rockville Centre, N.Y., and prepared for college at Mountain Lakes (N.J.) High School. He attended Bowdoin from 1943 to 1944 and from 1945 to 1948, hindered by a rare eye condition that made reading and focusing difficult, despite surgery and special glasses. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. After leaving Bowdoin, he worked in manufacturing. He is survived by several nieces. He was predeceased by a sister, Geraldine Arbuckle.