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Bill Hamilton: 1942 – 2014

Sports and Recreation Champion

Despite the loss of the use of his legs, Bill became a swimmer to reckon with and a champion of wheelchair sports. Read story.

Daniel R. Shackman, MD: 1941-2014

Psychiatrist, Musician, Life Partner

Psychiatrist, Musician, Life Partner Read story.

Joan Crowder: 1934-2014

Journalist, Environmentalist, Arts Enthusiast

Joan had an early love affair with newspapers that began with her first sight of a printing press, one of those massive and loud machines that people seldom see or hear today. Read story.

Aloha Wing: 1923-2014

A Light That Just Grew Brighter

Aloha’s long day was ending, following 90 sloppily choreographed Technicolor years. Read story.

David Arthur Sansome Gell: 1943-2014

Blithe Spirit

A musician, composer, and master craftsman, his greatest distinction was as the creator of many, many community music series at Trinity Episcopal Church. Read story.

Fred Eissler: 1922-2014

Mountaineer, Teacher, Dedicated Environmental Activist

Fred’s passion for and commitment to place led him to work tirelessly on behalf of lands ranging from the Sierra Nevada and Santa Ynez Mountains to More Mesa and the Santa Barbara waterfront. Read story.

Leonel Acosta: 1932-2014

From Huetamo to Santa Barbara, Many Times

Born in Huetamo, Michoacán, México, Leonel Acosta inspired his family with his life and his lessons. Read story.

Eva Landecker Menkin: 1923-2014

Therapist, Writer, Tennis Enthusiast, Proprietor of the Menkin Motel

The therapist, author, tennis enthusiast, and proprietor of the Menkin Motel is lovingly remembered by her son. Read story.

Mesa Memories of Chris Whitcraft

Remembering the Winemaker, Friend, Neighbor, and Co-Founder of This Weekend's Santa Barbara Wine Festival

Three friends remember the winemaker, neighbor, and co-founder of this weekend's Santa Barbara Wine Festival. Read story.

Fred Kavli: 1927 – 2013

Physicist, Philanthropist

The physicist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist endowed institutes and chairs at universities around the world, including UCSB. Read story.

Bill Yerkes: 1934 – 2014

Solar Pioneer

Bill Yerkes brought solar power — and the price per watt — down to earth from its development in the space industry. Read story.

Lorenzo 'Dal' Dall’Armi: 1922-2014

Educator, Athlete, Chef

Past president of SBCC and county superintendent of schools, Lorenzo Dall'Armi also once traveled with the Harlem Globetrotters. Read story.

Joe Pasinato: 1950-2014

The Face of the Forest Service

The Forest Service's Joe Pasinato is remembered for his dry wit and can-do attitude. Read story.

Brock Brower: 1931-2014

Author and Journalist’s Work Spanned Media and Eras

From novels to journalism to television, Brock Brower’s distinctive voice shaped American culture. Read story.

Barney Berglund: 1957 –2014

Devoted Dad, Avid Cyclist, Community Volunteer

Father, avid bicyclist, community volunteer, Barney Berglund is remembered fondly by many of his friends. Read story.

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Adrienne H. Doll

Adrienne H. Doll, 91, passed away in Santa Barbara on September 12th, 2014. Services will be private. Read

Michael F. Bush

Michael Francis Bush passed away on Thursday, September fourth, 2014. He was preceded in death by his ... Read

Mitchell Summer

Mitchell Summer, 64, passed away on September 9th, 2014 in Summerland. Services are private. Read

Stephanie Meyer

Stephanie Meyer, 63, of San Luis Obispo, passed away August 23, 2014. She was born January 29, ... Read

Robert S. Ahlstrand

Robert S. Ahlstrand, 81, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 2nd, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Etsuo Yoshiyama

Etsuo Yoshiyama, 89, of San Luis Obispo, passed away September 4th, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Simone Woodcock

Simone Woodcock, 81, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 25, 2014. She was born June 20, 1933. ... Read

Nelson Parker

Nelson Parker, 85, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 30, 2014. He was born July 4, 1929. ... Read

Agnes Bastanchury

Agnes Bastanchury, 96, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 28, 2014. She was born April 17, 1918. ... Read

Hazel Margaret Bilton Lyon

It is with deep sadness that we announce Hazel Margaret Lyon (Farrell) peacefully ended her wonderful life’s ... Read

Helen Connelly

Helen Connelly, 95, of Atascadero, passed away August 26, 2014. She was born December 19, 1918. Arrangements ... Read

Hazel Lyon

Hazel Lyon, 89, passed away in Santa Barbara on September 6th, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Mary Bartron

Mary Bartron, 100, passed away on September 3rd, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary (805) ... Read

Kingsley Hudson

Kingsley Hudson, 94, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 4th, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Gloria Noble

Gloria Noble, 91, of Camarillo, passed away August 23, 2014. She was born March 27, 1923. Arrangements ... Read

Anne Atkins-Rein

Anne Atkins-Rein, 95, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 23, 2014. She was born May 25, 1919. ... Read

Robert Walton

Robert Walton, 93, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 23, 2014. He was born May 31, 1921. ... Read

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