January 2023 News Perspective Online

Faculty/Staff News

Obituary: Kenneth Hart

Kenneth Hart, Professor Emeritus of Sacred Music at Perkins and former Director of the Sacred Music program from 1987 to 2005, passed away December 27. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he earned a Master of Sacred Music at Union Seminary in New York. Hart wrote and published the 2014 volume titled A day for dancing: the life and music of Lloyd Pfautsch.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Perkins School of Theology or to another charity of one’s choice. Read his obituary here.

Obituary: Roger L. Loyd

Roger L. Loyd (M.Th. ’71) former Associate Librarian of Bridwell, recently passed away. From 1980-1992, he served as the Associate Librarian at Bridwell Library, including a stint as Acting Director from 1985 to 1987. Along with Lewis Howard Grimes, he was one of the editors and authors of A History of the Perkins School of Theology. Loyd went on to serve as Director of Duke Divinity Library from 1992 until his retirement in 2012. He was active in Atla (formerly the American Theological Library Association), the Theological Book Network, and housing ministries through Duke Memorial UMC in Durham, N.Car. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 14. Read Loyd’s obituary here; a livestream link for the memorial is forthcoming.