Brother Robert LeClerc, FMS, a member of the Marist Brothers of the Schools for 67 years, died on August 26th, 2017 at De LaSalle Hall in Lincroft, NJ. He was 84 years old.
Br. Robert became a postulant with the Marist Brothers in 1949 and entered the Marist Brothers Novitiate at Tyngsboro, MA in 1950 before professing first vows in 1951. After completing his religious and academic studies at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, he began his ministry serving as a teacher at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, MA from 1954 until 1956. He also served as a teacher at Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx, NY (1956-58, 1966-76, 1982-88), Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx, NY (1958 -65), Marist Catholic High School in Eugene, OR (1976-82), and Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie, NY (1988 -2007).
He professed his final vows in 1956 and earned a masters degree in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry from Saint John’s University in New York in 1960. Br. Robert retired to the Marist Brothers community at Champagnat Hall in the Bronx, NY in 2007 and lived his last two years at De LaSalle Hall in Lincroft, NJ.