Ed Laing : 1933–2016

Democratic Socialist and Secular Humanist

An attorney and philosopher, Ed Laing worked for social justice during the dark days of the McCarthy era and up until he died. Read story.

Andrew David Darke: 1965-2016

Little League Baseball Coach

Andrew Darke's coaching for Little League teams was only a part of his life, but his friendship and demeanor on the field profoundly affected the players and the parents. Read story.

Joan Magruder (1939-2016)

Santa Barbara's Fairy Godmother

Joan Magruder died reluctantly after a lifetime as a blonde hurricane, championing others while overcoming personal fears, and lovingly spoiling her grandchildren. Read story.

Ripkyn Strader-Murphy: 1996 – 2016

In the end, it was Ripkyn's goodness that made you swoon. Read story.

Thomas Myles Steinbeck: 1944-2016

Writer and Raconteur

The writer of several novels and a fierce defender of the works of his father, John, Thomas Steinbeck left with the Perseid meteor shower this year. Read story.

Sue Higman: 1919-2016

A True Pearl's Girl

Feisty and dogged, Sue Higman had learned at Pearl Chase's knee that the good fight was a tireless one, skills she used to save the Wilcox property. Read story.

Manuel Mata Barajas: 1937-2016

Patriarch of the Rose Café #2

After working with his mother at her Haley Street restaurant, Manuel Barajas opened his own Rose Café on the Mesa in 1980. Read story.

Elie Wiesel: 1928-2016

A Remembrance

“When a Jew cries, 20 centuries cry with him or her," he told the author. Read story.

Dennis Spangler: 1953-2016

Fabric Designer, Jewelry Maker

Dennis Spangler made hand-colored fabrics for an exclusive clientele, designed jewelry, and converted found objects into marvelous art pieces. Read story.

Cedric James Robinson: 1940-2016

Uncowed and Unbowed

Cedric James Robinson was born in Oakland, California, on November 11, 1940. Read story.

Robert Klausner: 1926-2016

Power Broker in Santa Barbara for Two Decades

On the frontlines of Santa Barbara environmentalism and politics for two decades, Bob Klausner lent his intellect and intensity to progressive goals. Read story.

Muhammad Ali: 1942-2016

The Conscience of a Generation

Muhammad Ali, an ever greater showman, put it all on the line time after time in the ring, in his refusal to fight in Vietnam, and in his embrace of Islam. Read story.

Margaret "Peggy" Louise Hurst: 1930-2016

A Passion for the Road

Peggy Hurst is remembered as a "home economist" extraordinaire with a passion for hitting the road. Read story.

Jonathan Edward Bailey: 1952-2016

A Good Cop

Jon Bailey enjoyed being a guardian. He was good at it, because he loved what he did. Read story.

Walter Kohn: 1923-2016

Nobel Laureate, Physicist, Peace Advocate

Though science and physics were his life, Walter Kohn was a humanist, artist, and philosopher who mentored and inspired students and colleagues alike. Read story. publishes Death Notices, with Service information, at no charge. They appear online and in our Thursday newspaper, if space allows.. Extended Obituaries are also available for a nominal fee.

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Angelo Brombal

AGE: 93 LOCATION: Santa Barbara, CA. Read

Robert Pye Beckham Jr.

Robert Pye Beckham, Jr. passed away gracefully and peacefully on October 20, 2016 at Casa Dorinda in ... Read

Kent Thomas Weinburg

Kent Thomas Weinberg, with his parents and brother at his bedside surrounding him with love and comfort, ... Read

Arthur L. Morgan

DATE OF BIRTH: October 31, 1917 DATE OF DEATH: October 19, 2016 AGE: 98 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Elizabeth (Betty) Catherine Wylie

Elizabeth (Betty) Catherine Wylie was born to John and Nora Mae Wylie on June 15, 1928, at ... Read

Lupe Joe Villa

Lupe Joe Villa passed away suddenly and peacefully on Thursday Oct. 20 at Alexander Gardens, in Santa ... Read

Dwain "David" Bushnell

“David” Dwain Bushnell was a young 55 when his Lord called him home on October 14th, 2016, ... Read

Maria del Carmen Tapia

Maria del Carmen Tapia (“Carmen”) passed away peacefully on September 7, 2016 at the age of 91 ... Read

Tomika Sollen

Tomika Sollen was born June 26, 1920, in Berkeley, She passed away peacefully October 17, 2016, with ... Read

Margaret Ann Lawrence

Margaret Ann Lawrence (Marge) was born on January 19, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio and died peacefully at ... Read

Paul Kopp Nielsen

Paul Nielsen passed away at his home on October 10, 2016, ending a two and one-half year ... Read

David Bushnell

Date of Death: October 14, 2016 Age: 55 Residence: Santa Maria formerly of Santa Barbara, CA Services: ... Read

Walter "Walt" Raleigh Anderson III

Walter “Walt” Raleigh Anderson, III, passed away October 11, 2016 at his home in Santa Barbara, CA, ... Read

Efren Arroyo

Residence: Santa Barbara, CA Services: Visitation will be 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Friday, October 21 at ... Read

Efren "Guero" Arroyo

Efren “Guero” Arroyo, 35, passed away suddenly Monday October 17, 2016, peacefully surrounded by family. He is ... Read

Carol Anita Mihora (Miszak)

Carol Anita Mihora (Miszak) was selfless and spread true love. She was born June 26, 1947 in ... Read

Walter Raleigh Anderson III

DATE OF DEATH: 10/11/2016 AGE: 73 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending. Read

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