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John L. Sirois III: 1946-2014

The Sage of Summerland

Smart, steady, and kind, John Sirois was a fine photographer, respected real estate agent, and a regular at the Summerland Post Office. Read story.

Alfred 'Al' Alvarez: 1961-2014

SBPD Records Specialist and Friend

Remembering Al Alvarez, a records specialist at SBPD and friend. Read story.

Lyn Carman: 1936 – 2014

A Friend to All

One of the first U.S. women to cross the finish line in a marathon, Lyn Carman helped raise many children and was a dedicated member of Mission Santa Barbara. Read story.

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.

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Dr. Erno S. Daniel

Dr. Erno Scipiades Daniel died suddenly and unexpectedly at his Santa Barbara, California home on Saturday, February ... Read

Lucia M. Korolev

Lucia M. Korolev, 88, passed away on February 26th, 2015. Visitation - Friday, March 6, Noon to ... Read

Angela B. Orellana

Angela B. Orellana, 64, passed away on February 22nd, 2015. A viewing will take place on Friday ... Read

Frances M. Conn

Frances M. Conn, 84, of Santa Barbara, passed away February 20, 2015. Celebration of Life service pending. ... Read

Arlene Betty Becker Yudelson

Arlene Betty Becker Yudelson passed away early Sunday morning February 15th. She died peacefully in her sleep. ... Read

Donna Kittle

Donna Kittle, 86, passed away in Santa Barbara on February 17th, 2015. Funeral Mass will be held ... Read

Jeffrey Michael Parker

Parker, Jeffrey Michael (Age 35) Jeff Parker, our cherished son and brother left us on January 2 ... Read

Nathaniel Michael Dovgin

"If you love someone enough, you can still hear the laughter after they're gone". You had an ... Read

Judith Stafford Macneil

Judith Stafford Macneil left us on February 12, 2015. Born to Lillian Hague and Rodney Stafford Sr. ... Read

Glen Edward Daley

Glen Edward Daley, 79, of Montecito, passed away peacefully on 2/19/2015 after a lengthy illness surrounded by ... Read

Lola Nava Guerra

Lola Nava Guerra was a woman of indomitable courage, tremendous talent and infectious vivacity. Born to Mexican ... Read

Jesse Orosco Sr

Jesse Orosco Sr passed away with his only son Jesse Orosco Jr at his side. Dad was ... Read

Thomas Oliver Moulds

Thomas “Tom” Oliver Moulds died peacefully and surrounded by family on December 13, 2014, at the age ... Read

Robert Eugene Fischer

Beloved husband, amazing dad, loving grandpa, devoted uncle, excellent golfer, soaring private pilot, Robert Eugene Fischer (“Bob”) ... Read

Irene Shillington

Irene Shillington, 95, passed away in Carpenteria on February 14th, 2015. Service - Saturday, February 21, 10:00 ... Read

Elijah (Eli) Abram Mooney

A memorial service was held at Goleta Beach Park on February 7, 2015 where family and friends ... Read

Elayne Marilyn Barco

Elayne was born In New York on April 29, 1926 and quickly matured into a beautiful woman ... Read

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