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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.

Helen Stathis: 1930-2015

Inspired the Greek Festival

Bringing the warm hospitality of her Greek heritage to her adopted city, Helen Stathis sparked the first of Santa Barbara's decades of Greek Festivals in 1973. Read story.

Hilda (Shanta-Ma) Densmore: 1915-2015

The Original 'Hugging Mother'

Nothing in Shanta-Ma's brutal early life would suggest she'd live an increasingly loving and openhearted 100 years. Read story.

Dennis Rickard: 1953–2015

Old Spanish Days Leader

Dennis Rickard's involvement in Fiesta started when he was 2 and culminated in his role as El Presidente. Read story.

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Nancy Jean Salvucci

Nancy Jean Salvucci, 61, passed away peacefully at home in Santa Barbara, California, on September 20th, 2016, ... Read

Dr. Gerald Ray White (Jerry)

Dr. Gerald Ray White (Jerry), 86, of Santa Barbara, California, passed away early Sunday morning September 4, ... Read

Lois Clark McCoy

Lois Clark McCoy served as President of the National Association for Search and Rescue. She then founded ... Read

Orlando "Londi" Ciabattoni

A Celebration of Life will be held for Orlando "Londi" Ciabattoni, who passed away on August 15, ... Read

Joan Reis

Joan Reis died on September 21. She was born in St Louis, the first of two children ... Read

Bobby Eugene Hodges

Bobby Eugene Hodges, 76, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2016 at Serenity House in Santa Barbara ... Read

Margie Sharpe

Margie Sharpe died peacefully on September 17, 2016. She was born Margaret Elizabeth Benbury on June 28, ... Read

Linda Colleen Conklin Peterson

DATE OF BIRTH: June 8, 1952 DATE OF DEATH: September 16, 2016 AGE: 64 RESIDENCE: Spokane WA, ... Read

William E. Rangel

DATE OF DEATH: 9/11/2016 AGE: 68 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Celebration of Life will be held ... Read

Joanne Cora Hull (Dal Pozzo) Carroll

Joanne, our cherished wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother (GramGram), cousin and friend passed away peacefully on September ... Read

Carmen Vargas

DATE OF DEATH: 9/16/2016 AGE: 71 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending . Read

Lester Wayne Pixler

DATE OF BIRTH: November 1, 1918 DATE OF DEATH: September 15, 2016 AGE: 97 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara ... Read

Cynthia (Cindy) Gene Nesheim

Cynthia (Cindy) Gene Nesheim passed away peacefully on the afternoon of September 16, 2016 in Madison, WI. ... Read

Arthur "Jerry" Boyd Ward

Arthur “Jerry” Boyd Ward (4/9/1932-9/14/2016) grew up in Darien, CT and attended Phillips Academy Andover, MA followed ... Read

Rose Marie Smith-O'Neill

DATE OF BIRTH: 08-13-1925 DATE OF DEATH: 09-18-2016 AGE: 91 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Mass; ... Read

Grace Merriman Thompson Altus

Grace Merriman Thompson Altus died on September 13, 2016 after an extended illness. She was born at ... Read

Katherine "K.G." Grgich

Kathy, Our flesh and blood; forever in our heart and souls. September 23rd marks the 3 year ... Read

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