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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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Maria Bauman Rowbottam (McGlinchey)

Blessed with a vibrant and selfless way of looking at the world, Maria saw beauty in the ... Read

Norma J. Bravo

Norma J Bravo, 86, passed away in West Hills on January 21st, 2015. A rosary will take ... Read

Lois Oates

Lois Oates, a resident of Santa Barbara for 53 years, died peacefully on Jan. 16 at Cottage ... Read

Marian Elisabeth Nickel Hartfeld

On January 4, 2015, Marian “Nicki” Hartfeld passed away peacefully at her home in Santa Barbara. She ... Read

Nellie G. Allen

Nellie G. Allen passed away on January 15th, 2015 in Goleta. No services planned. Read

Lois W. Oates

Lois W. Oates, 90, passed away on January 16th, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held on ... Read

Laureldean Waugh

Laureldean (Wright) Waugh died of natural causes on January 18, 2015 after a full life. Lollie, as ... Read

Maxwell Sanders

Maxwell Sanders, a Santa Barbara resident for virtually all of his life, died at age 95 on ... Read

Gary Steven Grubacich

Gary Steven Grubacich, a well-known local attorney and resident of Santa Barbara for over 35 years, died ... Read

Bradley N. Currey

Bradley N. Currey was born September 17, 1926 in Brewster, FL and died at 88 peacefully at ... Read

Margaret C. Bohling

Margaret Catherine (O’Toole) Bohling, a long-time resident of Goleta, CA, passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 ... Read

Madeline Glowicki

Glowicki, Madeline: 90 of Santa Barbara died January 6. Funeral mass at St Raphael's Catholic Church Saturday ... Read

Richard "Dick" Cousineau

Come celebrate the life of Richard "Dick" Cousineau - co-founder, Humanist Society of Santa Barbara - on ... Read

Mark Anthony Medina

Mark Anthony Medina, 30, passed away in Santa Barbara on January 13th, 2014. Services pending. Read

John G. Watts

John G. Watts, 85, passed away in Santa Barbara on January 12th, 2015. Memorial Service - Saturday, ... Read

Vernon Robbins

Go with God. Love always, Stephanie Read

Adelina Anna Spaventa

Spaventa, Adeline Anna. August 1, 1923 – January 8, 2015. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, ... Read

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