Harold ‘Rusty’ Fairly: 1932-2016

Athlete, Coach, City Councilmember

Rusty Fairly was a tough football and baseball coach for UCSB and SBCC, and he later brought his down-to-earth style to the City Council. Read story.

Thomas Blatt: 1927-2015

A Witness to the Horrors of Sobibór

Thomas Blatt survived the Sobibór death camp and went on to tell the story the Nazis tried to erase. Read story.

George Gaynes: 1917-2016

Gifted Actor of Many Genres

The gifted actor’s career spanned multiple decades and genres. Read story.

Weidong 'Henry' Han, Huijie 'Jennie' Yu, and Emily Han

Irreplaceable Loss to the Community

The grief and disbelief over the horrifying murders of herbalist Henry Han, Jennie Yu, and Emily Han are powerful testimony to the place they held in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Hilda Wenner: 1935-2016

Folk Musician and Teacher

Many remember the Adult Ed classes taught by Hilda Wenner, with a roomful of guitars propelling the music forward. Read story.

Jean Louise Thomson: 1958-2016

Cyclist, Swimmer, Gardener, Friend

A big, happy kid who loved to play outside, Jean Thomson had a cheerful enthusiasm that won her friends everywhere she went. Read story.

John Joseph Alvarado: 1933-2016

A Very Good Life

Relatives, friends, and customers alike remember John Alvarado's integrity and kindness; he leaves behind a proud heritage. Read story.

George Solinas: 1926-2015

A Builder of Community

George Solinas worked with the United Farm Workers, La Casa de la Raza, and many others who needed his artistry and building skills. Read story.

William Matthew Connell: 1954-2016

Hot Dog Man, Legislative Crusader

Bill Connell nourished customers with hot dogs and wise-cracking asides at his Carpinteria Bluffs stand — with which he won for all veteran vendors tax-free status. Read story.

Dr. Marianna Masin: 1918-2015

Distinguished Cancer Researcher

A survivor of Majdanek prison camp, Dr. Marianna Masin pioneered early cancer detection with her husband at Sansum Medical Research Foundation. Read story.

James Louis Pattillo: 1920-2015

One of the Greatest Generation

From humble beginnings, Jim Pattillo became a decorated WWII pilot and judge of the Santa Barbara courts. Read story.

Kenji Ota: 1923 - 2015

Martial Arts and Ballroom Dance Sensei

Gruff, warm, commanding, and relentlessly generous, Ken Ota combined the teaching of martial arts and ballroom dance. Read story.

Ed Mannon: 1953 - 2016

Homeless Rights Advocate, Street Person

Ed Mannon occupied the epicenter of homeless activism in the 1980s, challenging the "no camping" ordinance and getting voting rights for people with no "fixed domicile." Read story.

J.J. Hollister III: 1932-2016

Gaviota Rancher, Raconteur

An attorney, rancher, and grand storyteller, J.J. Hollister left a legacy of civic and family pride. Read story.

Haskell Wexler: 1922-2015

The People’s Cinematographer

Haskell Wexler earned Oscars for producing a short film and two for cinematography, and recognition at Cannes along the way. Read story. publishes Death Notices, with Service information, at no charge. They appear online and in our Thursday newspaper, if space allows.. Extended Obituaries are also available for a nominal fee.

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Maria del Carmen Tapia

Maria del Carmen Tapia (“Carmen”) passed away peacefully on September 7, 2016 at the age of 91 ... Read

Dwain "David" Bushnell

“David” Dwain Bushnell was a young 55 when his Lord called him home on October 14th, 2016, ... Read

Tomika Sellen

Tomika Sollen was born June 26, 1920, in Berkeley, She passed away peacefully October 17, 2016, with ... Read

Paul Kopp Nielsen

Paul Nielsen passed away at his home on October 10, 2016, ending a two and one-half year ... Read

David Bushnell

Date of Death: October 14, 2016 Age: 55 Residence: Santa Maria formerly of Santa Barbara, CA Services: ... Read

Margaret Ann Lawrence

Margaret Ann Lawrence (Marge) was born on January 19, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio and died peacefully at ... Read

Walter "Walt" Raleigh Anderson III

Walter “Walt” Raleigh Anderson, III, passed away October 11, 2016 at his home in Santa Barbara, CA, ... Read

Efren Arroyo

Residence: Santa Barbara, CA Services: Visitation will be 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Friday, October 21 at ... Read

Efren "Guero" Arroyo

Efren “Guero” Arroyo, 35, passed away suddenly Monday October 17, 2016, peacefully surrounded by family. He is ... Read

Carol Anita Mihora (Miszak)

Carol Anita Mihora (Miszak) was selfless and spread true love. She was born June 26, 1947 in ... Read

Walter Raleigh Anderson III

DATE OF DEATH: 10/11/2016 AGE: 73 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending. Read

De Rose Gladys Scacchi

DATE OF DEATH: 10/11/2016 AGE: 79 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: A Graveside Service will be held ... Read

Gregory Wayne Nancarrow

Gregory Wayne Nancarrow, 57, died Tuesday October 11th, 2016 after fighting a brief illness. He is survived ... Read

Clayton H. Klakeg, M.D.

Clayton H. Klakeg, M.D., peacefully passed into heaven at age 96 following a brief illness. The firstborn ... Read

Robert James Drolet

DATE OF BIRTH: 07-25-1922 DATE OF DEATH: 10-11-2016 AGE: 94 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Visitation; ... Read

Dorothy Koster Ives

Dorothy Koster Ives, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends, on August 31, 2016 after 90 ... Read

Dorothea M. Anfenson

DATE OF BIRTH: July 12, 1954 DATE OF DEATH: October 3, 2016 AGE: 62 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

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