Antonio Martinez Guevara


The patriarch to a large family of children, friends, and customers, Tony Guevara also turned his hand often to repairs. Read story.

Audie Love: 1941-2015

A Teacher in a Million

Audie Love was a noted art teacher nationally, and his encouragement of many students led to professional art careers. Read story.

Cliff Sponsel: 1910 - 2014

Engineer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

Cliff Sponsel's life spanned from a one-room schoolhouse to an engineering career to a love of cars to some major philanthropy. Read story.

Clare Conk: 1922-2015

Self-Taught Attorney, Social Justice Advocate

At Community Housing, California Rural Legal Assistance, and S.B.'s Legal Defense Center, Clare Conk worked and volunteered her time for social justice. Read story.

Dr. John D. Ehrenborg: 1927 - 2015

Innovative Educator

A student at Hope School and a longtime principal at Monte Vista, John Ehrenborg encouraged teachers' talents and innovations. Read story.

John Steven Harris: 1942-2015

Bodyworker Extraordinaire

An innovative teacher, John Harris had an uncanny knack with trigger points and big, soft, warm, intelligent, responsive hands and feet. Read story.

Alberto Paul Pizano: 1931-2015

A Modern-Day Renaissance Man

Alberto Pizano was a multitalented man who founded nonprofits and had a passion for history. He truly excelled in his ability to communicate through the written word. Read story.

Ronald J. Faoro, DVM: 1954-2015

The Saint of St. Francis Pet Clinic

As a veterinarian, Ron had an intelligence, charisma, and passion that were unparalleled. Many of his first clients remain to this day. Read story.

Tony Johansen: 1937 - 2015

Creator of the Glendessary Jam

Tony Johansen was a mentor to dozens, if not hundreds, of musicians in the Santa Barbara area. Read story.

Jeremy Dennis Hass: 1936-2014

Attorney, Social Engineer, Historian

Pearl Chase encouraged Jeremy Hass to become a social engineer on behalf of historic preservation, and he helped restore the Presidio neighborhood as we know it today. Read story.

Sandra K. Smith: 1946-2014

Loving Kindness Her Religion

Loving kindness was Sandy Smith's religion, and she put her philosophy into practice every day. Read story.

Louise Boucher: 1930 – 2013

Dedicated Preservationist, Community Crusader

Few people knew Louise was looking over the shoulder of everything that is "Santa Barbara," right up to the end. Read story.

Joseph Scher: 1924 - 2014

Accomplished Mentor and Pragmatic Philanthropist

His wit and wise counsel earned Joe admirers; his kindness and loyalty brought him friends and the love of family. Read story.

Larry Agenbroad: 1933 – 2014

Mammoth Expert, Dear Friend

Known the world over for his expertise, Larry Agenbroad researched the pygmy mammoth at the Channel Islands, hundreds of mammoths in South Dakota, and a frozen one in Siberia. Read story.

Gwen Phillips: 1934-2014

A Champion of Educational Innovation

Her establishment of Open Alternative School opened the door to shared decision-making, hands-on learning, and the wisdom of circle time. Read story. publishes Death Notices, with Service information, at no charge. They appear online and in our Thursday newspaper. Extended Obituaries are also available for a nominal fee.

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Martha Tavis Boise

Martha Tavis Boise died from natural causes on November 18, 2015 at age 86 at the family ... Read

Ugo D. Arnoldi

One of the “GREATEST GENERATIONS” Ugo D. Arnoldi passed away from pneumonia and dementia Tuesday November 24, ... Read

Muriel Agnes Siry

DATE OF BIRTH: 7/1/1924 DATE OF DEATH: 11/23/2015 AGE: 91 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending Read

Angelo Granaroli

DATE OF BIRTH: 12/6/1924 DATE OF DEATH: 11/23/2015 AGE: 90 RESIDENCE: Carpinteria SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending Read

Catherine Ransdell

Catherine Carol Owen Ransdell, 65, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Goleta, Calif. Cathy was born ... Read

Bryan C. Nellis

Bryan Nellis passed away on October 13, 2015, while under the wonderful care of the staff at ... Read

John David Woltcheck

John Woltcheck was born on October 26, 1926 to Dimitri Philip and Lena Juliana Woltcheck, who immigrated ... Read

Martha Boise

DATE OF BIRTH: 4/7/1929 DATE OF DEATH: 11/18/2015 AGE: 86 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE INFORMATION: A Funeral ... Read

Carlos Ayala

Carlos, 94, a resident of Santa Barbara passed away peacefully at his home in Goleta, California. Carlos ... Read

Michael Waugh Jochim

A native of Santa Barbara, Mike had a true zest for life. Born with a physical disability, ... Read

Henry Eugene Santillanes

Henry Eugene Santillanes, 79, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Serenity House in Santa ... Read

Kenji Ota

NAME: Kenji Ota DATE OF BIRTH: 5/14/1923 DATE OF DEATH: 11/10/2015 AGE: 92 RESIDENCE: Goleta SERVICE INFORMATION: ... Read

Efrem Herbert Ostrow

Efrem Herbert Ostrow Age 91 Resided in Santa Barbara, CA DOD: 11/6/2015 Graveside service 11/12/15 @ Santa ... Read

Dorothy Francis (Mieth) White

Dorothy Francis-Mieth White was born on February 12, 1920 in Cupertino, CA and passed away on October ... Read

Katharine Rue

Katharine was born in Santa Barbara on January 20, 1921 to Charles and Josephine Breck. She was ... Read

Edward Paul Petrin

Edward (“Ed”) Paul Petrin, 64, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at Serenity House in Santa ... Read

Milton Albert Prekker

Milton Albert Prekker was born on October 12, 1926 to Matthew and Cassie Prekker in Clara City, ... Read

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