Stan Church was a member of the Church family with many relatives who joined the Company when it was known as Marconis Wireless and Telegraph Company Limited. Â Stan completed fifty years of Service and ended up as Manager Spares Department of Central Division of Marconi Communication Systems Limited. Â When he joined Central Division it was under the Divisional Manager P.J. Donelly and later Gordon Williams who was then Divisional Manager Broadcasting Division of MCSL.
Stan lived in Well Lane Galleywood and as a very keen cyclist he cycled to work each day, first to Central Division at the HQ in Westway and latterly in Waterhouse Lane where the MCSL Company Development Labs were situated. Â He was a member of the Chelmsford Cycling Action Group and also a member of the Essex Wildlife Trust. Â He was a founder member of the local Group who opened the ponds between EEV and the railway embankment in Central Park Chelmsford naming them “The Marconi Ponds” where he spent a lot of time clearing the vegetation and making the ponds an ideal place for visitors to find wildlife and peace and quiet.
There will be a funeral service at Galleywood Parish Church on Wednesday, 23 July commencing at 1.30 pm followed by cremation at Chelmsford Crematorium at 2.30 pm.