Hal Todd (1941-2012)

The Reverend Doctor William Henry "Hal" Todd, Jr. (B.D.'68) died on Sunday, December 16, 2012, in Asheville, NC. A service to celebrate his life will be held at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church on Friday, December 21 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow.

From 1990 until 2000, Todd served as vice president of development at Union Presbyterian Seminary and afterward became vice president of institutional advancement at American University in Cairo, Egypt.

He graduated from Davidson College in 1963. In 2003, he was honored with the Alumni Service Award for his life-long service to the college. Todd received a bachelor's of divinity at Union Seminary in Richmond and was ordained to the ministry in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Serving with distinction on the board of trustees at Presbyterian College in South Carolina, he was honored with a doctor of divinity degree.

A Renaissance man, Todd was a patron of the arts. He appreciated opera, literature, international travel, art, music, fine cuisine, and golf. In addition to his many services over the years to the church, he held leadership positions on opera and symphony boards and was a member of Rotary. He was married to Mary Nell Nabors Todd with whom he has two sons and five grandchildren.

A wonderful friend of the seminary and a consummate gentleman, Hal Todd will be greatly missed.