In Memoriam: Longtime Music Professor Leland Roberts

News Story: December 3, 2014
                Leland Roberts

Dear members of the Sacred Heart community,

I am sorry to tell you of the death on Saturday of Leland Roberts in San Antonio, where he moved after completing his career at Sacred Heart. A member of the faculty when SHU opened its doors in 1963, Leland, who taught in the music department, was the recognized elder statesman of the SHU faculty for many years. He received an honorary doctorate at commencement when he retired in 1999. A memorial will take place here at SHU next month. 

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. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends and with all of you who knew him.

To see his obituary, please click here.

John J. Petillo, Ph.D.