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George Edward McClintock: 1929-2017

Opened the Spigot, a Jazz Club

George McClintock’s jazz club, the Spigot, brought world-famous jazz musicians to Santa Barbara in the 1950s and 1960s. Read story.

Remembering the Victims of the Montecito Mudslides

Children, Students, Young Adults, Middle-Aged Executives, Landscapers, Well-to-Do Retirees, Immigrants from Near and Far

Children, students, young adults, middle-aged executives, landscapers, well-to-do retirees, immigrants from near and far Read story.

In Memoriam: Betty Klausner, 1928-2017

Built Santa Barbara's Contemporary Arts Scene

Betty Klausner was instrumental in bringing a contemporary arts presence to old-world Santa Barbara. Read story.

In Memoriam: Fredrick ‘Freddy’ Caston, 1927-2017

Artist

Freddy Caston’s career began as a home builder, but he was always a painter. After a one-man show, he began working in Spain, Morocco, and finally landed in Santa Barbara in the mid-’70s. Read story.

In Memoriam: Elden ‘Bud’ Boothe, 1925-2017

Political and Social Activist

From supporting civil rights to opposing the nuclear program at Vandenberg, Bud Boothe, a WWII veteran, had a passion for peace. Read story.

In Memoriam: Silvio Dante DiLoreto, 1925-2017

Santa Barbara Businessperson, Mentor, Philanthropist

The president of Sunset Realty for more than 60 years, Silvio DiLoreto got his start in 1955 when he sold four homes in 30 days and made $800. Eureka! Read story.

In Memoriam: James Gilmore Mills, 1926-2017

Wilderness Protector

Since the age of 11, Jim Mills enjoyed outdoor adventures in Santa Barbara’s backcountry, later helping to establish the San Rafael Wilderness, the Dick Smith Wilderness, and Channel Islands National Park. Read story.

In Memoriam: Harry Brown, MD, 1930-2017

Founder of Surgical Eye Expeditions International

Thanks to Harry Brown, a half million people living in third-world countries had their sight restored. Read story.

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.

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Samantha "Sam" Paulson

Samantha “Sam” Paulson, age 20, of Carrington, ND passed on February 12, 2018, at her home. Samantha ... Read

Mark Cleveland Mazzetti

Mark Mazzetti, a talented and loving human being, died last week at the too early age of ... Read

Launa Soske Kitros

In Memory Launa Soske Kitros, a 45-year-resident of Santa Barbara, Calif. passed away peacefully in Orem, Utah ... Read

Robin S. Gauss

On Feb. 17, 2017 Robin S. Gauss passed away. Not long after, an obituary was published in ... Read

Mark and Caroline Montgomery

A life lived so beautifully deserves to be beautifully remembered. Please join us for a CELEBRATION OF ... Read

Margaret H. Mercado

DATE OF DEATH: 02/14/2018 AGE: 93 RESIDENCE: Formerly of Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Visitation at Welch-Ryce-Haider, 15 ... Read

Kimberly Helen Flory

Kimberly Flory was born October 19, 1955 in Escondido Ca. She came to Santa Barbara in 1973 ... Read

Alice Hall

DATE OF DEATH: 02/11/2018 AGE: 90 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Graveside Service at Goleta Cemetery on ... Read

Stanley Russell Riffle Jr.

Stanley Russell Riffle Jr., 73, of Point Roberts, Washington, passed away peacefully on February 2nd, 2018. Stan ... Read

Dorothy (Sievert Burke) Winn

Dorothy (Sievert Burke) Winn died on Feb 01, 2018, after a brief illness, surrounded by her family. ... Read

Victor R. Schumacher

Greatly loved by his family and friends, Victor R. Schumacher, 76, passed away peacefully at Serenity House ... Read

Sylvia Cleary

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 02/04/2018 Age: 83 Occupation: Vice President Risk Management at Ralph's ... Read

Manuel Rubio

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 02/08/2018 Age: 83 Occupation: School Janitor Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Jeffery Smith

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 02/01/2018 Age: 54 Occupation: Textile Assembler Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Victor Schumacher

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 02/0/2018 Age: 76 Occupation: Architect Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

Dawn Lyman

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 01/30/2018 Age: 49 Occupation: Pastor Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

Behjat Ziaee-Yahyavi

“Those who live with love, live forever.” –Rumi Behjat Ziaee-Yahyavi passed away on February 8th, 2018, at ... Read

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