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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.

John Robert 'Bob' Haller

1930-2016

With a love of the natural world that he shared with all, renowned botanist Bob Haller preferred to see his Trees of Santa Barbara on the front seat of cars with smudge prints, dog-eared pages, and leaves stuck in it. Read story.

Danielle K. Chackel: 1970-2016

A Kind Heart in Bankruptcy Court

Danielle Chackel, the liaison for free legal clinics at Bankruptcy Court, was a wonderful listener who cared deeply for all living things. Read story.

Dan Secord: 1936–2016

An Orphan Who Delivered 6,000 Babies

An ob-gyn and a city councilmember for many years in the community, Dr. Dan Secord left behind a multitude of friends, many of who sang him a last farewell. Read story.

Tom Hayden: 1939-2016

Beloved Comrade

Tom Hayden was famous as a politician and 1960s radical, but the former altar boy was also an electrifying speaker. Read story.

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.

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Alan P. Fryer, Jr.

DATE OF BIRTH: December 7, 1926 DATE OF DEATH: January 10, 2017 AGE: 90 RESIDENCE: Goleta, CA ... Read

Audrey Ann Meitz

DATE OF BIRTH: 01-07-1926 DATE OF DEATH: 01-11-2017 AGE: 91 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Memorial ... Read

Theresa Fagnan

DATE OF DEATH: 12/31/2016 AGE: 89 RESIDENCE: Formerly of Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: A Graveside Service will ... Read

Ralph Denis Goubeaux

CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR RALPH DENIS GOUBEAUX March 31, 1938-December 14, 2016 78 years old Saturday, January ... Read

Sylvia Ann Franco

DATE OF BIRTH: June 19, 1940 DATE OF DEATH: January 6, 2017 AGE: 76 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Dr. Bernard Gondos

Dr. Bernard Gondos born in New York Jan 6 1935, died unexpectedly on Jan 2nd 2017. He ... Read

Gloria (Doddie) Alvarado

Gloria (Doddie) Alvarado passed Monday January 2, 2017. Doddie was a devoted wife and mother. Married to ... Read

John Barlow Olson

John Barlow Olson, beloved son, brother, uncle, great-uncle, cousin, friend and long time Santa Barbara resident, passed ... Read

Ruth Elizabeth Baar

December 26, 1922-January 8, 2017 Ruth was born the day after Christmas in Suffern, NY to John ... Read

Theresa A. Baran

Date of Death: January 4, 2017 Age: 85 Residence: Goleta, CA Services: Viewing will be Thursday, January ... Read

Maria Luisa Garcia y Soler de Menzel

DATE OF BIRTH: May 22, 1920 DATE OF DEATH: January 9, 2017 AGE: 96 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Roderick (Rod) Paul Stevens

Rod Stevens passed away unexpectedly in the early hours of January 2, 2017 at the age of ... Read

Yvette Cecile Stanley

On Thursday, December 22, 2016, Yvette Stanley passed peacefully from this world, with her husband Kriss Stanley ... Read

Michael Peter Jogoleff

DATE OF BIRTH: March 24, 1946 DATE OF DEATH: January 7, 2017 AGE: 70 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Ofelia Ortega

Ofelia Ortega, 81, left her mark as she was an enthusiastic, generous and loving person. She came ... Read

Matt Wilson

Celebration of Life Please join friends and family for a Celebration of Life for Matt Wilson this ... Read

Margaret Ann Harper

Margaret, beloved wife of Walter died of internal medical problems in Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara on 3rd ... Read

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