January

Memorial Service for Leland Roberts

News Story: January 13, 2015

On Monday, January 19, a memorial service will be held for Leland Roberts in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

Roberts was a member of the faculty when SHU opened its doors in 1963. He taught in the music department and was the recognized elder statesman of the SHU faculty for many years. He received an honorary doctorate at commencement when he retired in 1999. 

Roberts passed away in San Antonio, where he moved after completing his career at Sacred Heart. His first wife of 43 years, Monica Barcas Roberts, also worked at SHU as the AV coordinator. She passed away in 2004.

Among his survivors are his wife, Peggy; his three children, Lynne, Kenneth and Lisa; and seven grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by a son, Jeff.