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In Memoriam: Robert Casier, 1926-2017

An SBCC Founder

Robert Casier began teaching in 1955 at the college that became Santa Barbara City College, earning a reputation as a memorable teacher. Read story.

In Memoriam: Keith Julius Puccinelli, 1950-2017

Keith Puccinelli was one of the most singular and significant artists in Southern California, often using humor, corny or biting, in unflinching depictions of life. Read story.

In Memoriam: Dwayne DeVries, 1952-2017

Warm-Hearted Friend

People from all walks of life have been coming forward with stories of Dwayne DeVries’s generosity, charismatic goodwill, and friendship. Read story.

In Memoriam: Whitney Victoria Lindelof, 1986-2017

From Blue Baby to Feisty Cat Lady

Whitney Lindelof was a force of uncontainable light and fire who refused to be limited by a difficult, big heart within a very fragile body. Read story.

In Memoriam: Michael J. Treman, 1946-2017

‘We wish him only fair winds.’

A competitive sailor, crew coach, and family man, Mike Treman’s time working at Camp Pendleton's Brig ignited a passion to help the incarcerated that led to a career as a federal criminal defense attorney for people who could not afford one. Read story.

In Memoriam: John A. Sonquist, 1931-2017

Musician, Intellectual, Activist, Family Man

Chances are that if you went to hear classical music in the last 50 years in Santa Barbara, you would have either run into John A. Sonquist or heard him play. Read story.

In Memoriam: Joseph ‘Joseppi’ Scozzaro: 1943-2017

An Entrepreneur, Santa Barbara Style

At Joseppi’s in the ’80s, community was created in the best of ways, brought together by Joe Scozzaro’s love of music, people, and the accordion. Read story.

Jeanne Graffy: 1925-2017

Community Leader, Community Planner

A selfless, quietly effective community leader, Jeanne Graffy served both city and county, fighting to protect neighborhoods and keep creeks clean. Read story.

Gary Ray Chafe: 1937-2017

Artist, Rebel, Wit, and Friend

Gary Chafe was an artist for more than 60 years, and he also founded the Yes Store, was an activist against Big Oil, and helped many along their artistic path. Read story.

In Memoriam: Chris Casebeer, 1946-2017

Expert in the Art of Friendship

In real estate for 44 years, Chris Casebeer’s clients became his friends, and his friends became his clients. Read story.

Doug Miller: 1941-2017

Radical Christian

During his search for authentic Christianity, Doug Miller challenged seminary students to think broadly, supported the interfaith community, and built housing for the homeless. Read story.

Joanne ‘Jody’ White: 1922-2017

Fought the Good Fight for Santa Ynez Valley

Enamored of the natural beauty and rural, agricultural character of the Santa Ynez Valley, Jody White devoted many years to protecting it. Read story.

Philip Koplin: 1942-2017

Editor, Artist, and Funk Zone Pioneer

Philip Ivan Koplin died suddenly of a viral heart infection on July 6, 2017. Read story.

Michael Adam Cobb: 1965-2017

The Soul of Generosity

Mike Cobb was incredibly kind, the person who lent a hand or a board — or any gear that he had. Read story.

Bill Coleman: 1941-2016

Reawakened the Farmers' Market

Known for a personality that could engage nearly anyone, Bill Coleman was a farmer and an important part of the original organic food movement and the development of the current farm-to-table and slow-food trends. Read story.

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Carmen Palato Aguilar

DATE OF DEATH: 11/17/2017 AGE: 84 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Rosary on Tuesday, 7:00pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider, ... Read

Susan Marie Wedow

Susan or Suzanne, as she was known by her friends, passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara on ... Read

Dr. Edward L. Hayes

DATE OF BIRTH: September 26, 1931 DATE OF DEATH: November 20, 2017 AGE: 86 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Ramona M. Hernandez

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Ramona M. Hernandez ... Read

George & Mary Jane Spencer

In loving memory, George Little Spencer; March 20, 1921 - November 7, 2017 Mary Jane (Freidell) Spencer; ... Read

Kenneth L Kidd, MD

In Memoriam Kenneth L. Kidd, MD October 3, 1929 - November 6, 2017 Celebration of Life to ... Read

Carmen Palato Aguilar

DATE OF DEATH: 11/17/2017 AGE: 84 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Rosary on Tuesday, 7:00pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider, ... Read

Betty (Elizabeth) Klausner

Betty (Elizabeth) Klausner was a smart, strong, and determined person who overcame barriers faced by most women ... Read

Allister Bennett "Biff" Cooke

Allister Bennett ‘Biff’ Cooke, born August 5th 1929 in Honolulu, Hawaii, died peacefully at Cottage Hospital in ... Read

Joseph "Joe" and Charlotte Louise Dorfman

Joseph “Joe” Dorfman April 27, 1918-October 3, 2017 and Charlotte Louise Dorfman June 8, 1920-June 16, 2016 ... Read

Gail "Topsy" Fanning

Gail, fondly known as Topsy, passed away peacefully at 85 in her home on November 6, 2017; ... Read

Daniel D. Laguna

DATE OF BIRTH: 01-23-1946 DATE OF DEATH: 11-08-2017 AGE: 71 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Memorial ... Read

Armand W. Schmitter

Santa Barbara native Armand Schmitter passed away November 8th. He was a highly respected lifelong cowboy. One ... Read

Robert Arnold Newcomb

Memorial: Sunday, November 19, 2017 2:00 p.m. Valle Verde Retirement Community 900 Calle de los Amigos Santa ... Read

Rev. Vidya "Terima" Vonne

Rev. Vidya “Terima” Vonne, our beautiful friend, wife, lifelong yogini and teacher, passed away last May 21, ... Read

Richard "Dick" Johnson

Richard “Dick” Johnson passed away on October 20, 2017 at his home in Santa Barbara with his ... Read

Terry Selzer

Terry Selzer passed away peacefully on October 26, 2017 in his home in Santa Barbara. Terry's family ... Read

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