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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.

Harris Seed: 1927-2017

Attorney, Nonprofit Advocate, Businessperson

Stories about Harris Seed’s forceful negotiating style and business acumen are legion. Read story.

Robinson Jay Eikenberry: 1969-2017

A Life of Light and Love

In the studio, Robinson Eikenberry’s gift was touching souls and allowing musicians to open up and express their soul's voice through their instruments. Read story.

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.

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Marjorie Ehlen

Marjorie Ehlen was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Marjorie Norris, a landscape architect, and Thayer Horton, a ... Read

Carolyn Ruth Brown

DATE OF BIRTH: August 3, 1924 DATE OF DEATH: October 14, 2017 AGE: 93 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Margaret (Peggy) Rigione Denton

Margaret (Peggy) Denton, beloved mother of Sandra Denton and Michael Denton (deceased), and grandmother (Nona) to Philip ... Read

Timothy Manning Sanchez

Authentic, kind, caring, loving, funny, and irreverent are just a few of the words that describe Timothy ... Read

Priscilla Yonge Riordan Lamore

Priscilla Lamore, 91, peacefully slipped away from us and this life at home Saturday morning 9/30/2017 in ... Read

Kenneth J. Frank, M.D.

Known in the community as a friend, doctor, nutritionist, loving husband, and one heck of a dancer. ... Read

Timothy Manning Sanchez

DATE OF DEATH: 10/14/2017 AGE: 46 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Rosary on Friday at Our Lady ... Read

Jean Gerard Spaulding

Jean Gerard Spaulding (Jacobson), 69, passed away peacefully in her sleep from complications of kidney cancer on ... Read

Gloria Armstrong Lehto

Died in Bend, Oregon on August 8, 2017 two weeks after her 91st birthday. She was born ... Read

Ignacio Manzo Jr.

Date of Death: October 11, 2017 Age: 36 Residence: Santa Barbara, CA Services: Viewing will take place ... Read

Janice Cota Chase

It's been a sad 2 years without my best friend. You touched the hearts of so many. ... Read

Sylvia Glass

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Sylvia passed away, at age 102, on Sept. 27, 2017 ... Read

Custer Charles Baum

Custer Charles Baum was my father. Custer was born in Helena, Montana on March 22, 1914, and ... Read

Evelyn Rowbottam

Evelyn was born in 1919 in Los Angeles, and was one of five children. She survived her ... Read

William "Bill" Swanson

William "Bill" Swanson passed away on October 1, 2017 at Cottage Hospital surrounded by loved ones after ... Read

Howard Charles and Maria Luisa Garcia Menzel

Howard Charles Menzel • 1919 – 2017 Maria Luisa Garcia Menzel • 1920 – 2017 Howard passed ... Read

Daniel R. Walton

In Memoriam (February 2, 1967 - October 5, 2012) Don’t think of him as gone away Life ... Read

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