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Memoirs of a Traveler

'All the Rest Is Silence'

Ralph Lowe's roving life and perceptions take center stage in his memoirs. Read story.

Evelyn Gerlach: 1920 - 2017

'Be Kind to Yourself and Others'

A longtime marriage and family therapist, Evelyn Gerlach was also a self-taught artist. Read story.

James Meade DeLoreto: 1916-2017

James Meade DeLoreto: 1916-2017

James DeLoreto survived his posting as a WWII glider pilot in Europe and became a well-known attorney, president of the Bar, city councilmember, and Italian vice-consul in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Nancy Walker Koppelman: 1954-2017

The Definition of Feminine Power and Grace

An ambassador without a portfolio and a friend to presidents, Nancy Koppelman's greatest gift was her open heart. Read story.

Jody Lynn Kaufman: 1952-2017

Beautiful and Brilliant

All who knew her counted themselves extremely fortunate to have had Jody Kaufman in their lives. Read story.

John W. Carpenter: 1929-2017

Formative Santa Barbara County Sheriff

The county's sheriff from 1971-1990, John Carpenter modernized the department with a combination of planning and political astuteness. Read story.

Maureen Lance: 1938-2017

The Bird Lady

“Are you the bird lady?” For many years after failing eyesight forced Maureen Lance to give up caring for injured or orphaned birds, she would get such phone calls and was able to direct the caller to the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. Read story.

Bob Saunders: 1943-2017

The Man Who Loved Horses

A large-animal doctor, Bob Saunders treated cattle, ostriches, llamas, and alpacas during his time, but his business was horses. Read story.

Phil Womble: 1936-2017

A Man Who Never Gave Up

Phil Womble, an inspirational sports fan known as ‘Gaucho Phil,’ was a crusader for people with disabilities. Read story.

Frances Garvin Puccinelli: 1951-2016

A Woman of Action and a Maker

An art lover, rug crafter, and great friend, Fran Puccinelli was described as "the youngest person in the room.” Read story.

Nat Hentoff: 1925-2017

Words as Music to the Ears and Mind

Legendary jazz writer Nat Hentoff was also a noted writer about First Amendment rights. Read story.

Corey S. Dubin: 1955-2017

A Powerful Voice and Advocate

Corey Dubin was passionate about social justice and had a true ability to hold political and emotional space for those who had no advocate in this life. Read story.

Michael Waugh Jochim: 1975-2015

A Very Able Individual

Born with a physical disability, Michael Jochim lived a life full of sports, archaeology, beach visits, humor, and freedom. Read story.

Mike Moses: 1957-2016

Santa Barbara Firefighter and Malibu Lifeguard

Mike Moses was a longtime ladder truck captain for Santa Barbara City Fire and lifeguard for Los Angeles County. Read story.

Stanley Sheinbaum: 1920-2016

A Life Fully Lived

A strong backer of liberal causes, politicians, and publications, Stanley Sheinbaum blew the whistle on the CIA's covert torture program in Vietnam and later came to Santa Barbara to join the Hutchins Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Read story.

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Ralph Philbrick

Ralph Philbrick, age 83, passed away on July 10, 2017, at Cottage Hospital, following a sudden illness. ... Read

Linda Ann Lindberg

Linda Anne Lindberg, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away in Santa Barbara on ... Read

Lepska Warren

Lepska Warren nee Janina Marta Lepski March 23, 1923 - July 18, 2017 Our mother was born ... Read

Ruth Brooks Scollin

Ruth Brooks Scollin, a long time resident of Santa Barbara, died at her home on July 17, ... Read

German Jesus Wilcox

Date of Death: July 19, 2017 Age: 47 Residence: Goleta, CA Services: Viewing will take place on ... Read

Mercedes Cecilia Flynn Barnitz

Mercedes Barnitz passed away on the morning of June 30th, 2017 in the home she loved. Born ... Read

Edward C. Ayala

Date of Death: July 19, 2017 Age: 80 Residence: Carpinteria, CA Services: Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, ... Read

Eugene Hillman Goudeau Jr.

DATE OF BIRTH: 03-21-1924 DATE OF DEATH: 07-14-2017 AGE: 93 RESIDENCE: Goleta, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Rosary; Wednesday, ... Read

Ruth Brooks Scollin

Date of Death: July 17, 2017 Age: 85 Residence: Santa Barbara, CA Services: Memorial service will be ... Read

Maureen Connell-Johnston

DATE OF BIRTH: 03-25-1949 DATE OF DEATH: 07-18-2017 AGE: 68 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Services ... Read

The Rev. Stefani S. Schatz

The Rev. Stefani S. Schatz 09/24/62 - 07/12/2017 Stefani grew up in Santa Barbara and it was ... Read

Albert Borgaro

DATE OF BIRTH: 06-18-1927 DATE OF DEATH: 07-12-2017 AGE: 90 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Rosary; ... Read

Robinson Jay Eikenberry

The world has lost one of its brightest stars. Robinson Jay Eikenberry died unexpectedly of a heart ... Read

Rick A. Vega

DATE OF DEATH: 7/12/2017 AGE: 64 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Funeral Service on Saturday at 10:00a.m. ... Read

Frank G. La Barge, AIA

Frank was born in Pond Creek, Oklahoma, on December 6th, 1933. His family moved to California in ... Read

Nino Campobello

Our beloved Nino Campobello left the Earth on his journey home on April 20, 2017. Born in ... Read

Connie Linden

Connie Linden, age 73, passed away peacefully in her home in Santa Barbara, California and joined the ... Read

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