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Mario (Walter) Cimmarrusti, OFM: 1931 - 2013

The Worst of What We Lived

A notorious Catholic priest who abused many boys at St. Anthony's Seminary died on November 23, 2013. Read story.

Pete Seeger: 1919-2014

D.J. Palladino Remembers a Folk Music Icon

Following Seeger's death on January 27, D.J. Palladino looks back on the moment he crowned the songwriter a hero. Read story.

My Old Hero

A Tribute to Barry Spacks

I’ve long considered myself Barry Spacks’s unofficial apprentice. Read story.

Jonny Wallis: 1946 - 2013

A Founding Mother of the City of Goleta

A tireless advocate for Goleta's cityhood, Jonny Wallis sat on the young city's first council and was mayor. Read story.

Robert Christensen: 1928 - 2013

Deep-Sea Diving Pioneer, Educator, and Gentleman

A deep-sea diving pioneer, Christensen was one of the first tenured instructors in SBCC's Marine Technology Program. Read story.

Joy Parkinson: 1924 – 2013

A Hero Moves On

A hero moves on. Read story.

Katherine "K.G." Ann Grgich: 1958 – 2013

Daughter, Sister, Natural Healer

Wherever she lived K.G.'s generous spirit spurred her to volunteer to help troubled youth, animal shelters, a Hawaiian-culture group in Kona. Read story.

Nelson Mandela: 1918 – 2013

Das Williams 'Remembers' Nelson Mandela

When the first post-apartheid election campaign began, Das Williams headed to South Africa and worked to get Mandela elected. Read story.

Michelle D. Falvey: 1962-2013

Radiant and Magical Being, Psychotherapist

Family and friends recall a selfless and tender woman who helped many. Read story.

Cork Millner: 1931-2013

Teacher, Mentor, Writer

A popular teacher, mentor, and writer, Cork Millner was known as The Man Who Launched a Thousand Pens. Read story.

Arnita Matthews: 1941 – 2013

Wise Friend, Gentle Soul

For my friend, as she was slowly being evicted from this mortal coil, I couldn’t help but feel the universe was lapping at the soul of the wrong person. Read story.

Albert 'Bud' Wheelon: 1929-2013

Scientist, Patriot, Gentleman

Albert "Bud" Wheelon, developer of the first U.S. spy satellite, was a quiet man who lived with his adored wife Cicely on a side street in Montecito without drawing attention to himself. Read story.

Henry H. Tai, 1922-2012

Journalist, Librarian, Community Builder

Our father set out from his home village in Jiangsu Province for a 1,000-mile trek through war-torn China in 1943. His sole purpose: to go to college. Read story.

Mary Carol Edwards, 1924 – 2013

Spiritual Seeker, Wise Woman

The Rev. Dr. Mary Carol Edwards, a spiritual seeker and wise woman, died peacefully on August 22, in a hospice in Abingdon, Virginia. Read story.

George Delmerico, 1945-2013

First Art Director of The Santa Barbara Independent

George developed the look of The Independent and made it look easy. Read story.

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Mary Elizabeth Hatland

HATLAND, Mary Elizabeth; of Santa Barbara; died July 7, 2014; she was 91. Services are pending. Arrangements ... Read

Jeremy Dennis Hass

Jeremy Dennis Hass passed away unexpectedly on June 30, 2014, at his home in Santa Barbara. Born ... Read

Dylan Corselius Willson

Celebrating Dylan July 14, 2014 Today, please share a moment with Dylan. Climb a mountain trail, walk ... Read

John Wiley Stack

John Wiley Stack passed away peacefully on June 23, 2014 at 90 years of age. He was ... Read

Edward "Tom" Cordero

CORDERO, Edward “Tom”; of Santa Barbara; died June 26, 2014 (Born: 02/03/1943); he was 71. Memorial Mass; ... Read

William C. "Billy" Smith

SMITH, William C. "Billy"; of Santa Barbara; died June 30, 2014 (Born: 05/07/1957); he was 57. "Paddle ... Read

Thelma M. "Sue" Robertson

Thelma M. Robertson, also known to friends as Sue, passed away at the age of 96 on ... Read

John Humphries

March 2, 1937 – June 26, 2014 John Humphries, a resident of Carpinteria, California, died on June ... Read

Dr. Mark J. Temmer

Dr. Mark J. Temmer, professor emeritus of Comparative and French Literature, passed away peacefully in his sleep ... Read

Laura Rowan Peake

The passing of Laura Rowan Peake on Friday, June 27th, was noted with great sadness by those ... Read

Claire Edith Bishop

BISHOP, Claire Edith; of Goleta; died June 26, 2014 (Born: 03/10/1942); she was 72. Services Pending. Arrangements ... Read

Michael Jimenez

10/06/1966 - 07/03/2013 My Son, I miss you more each day. You were a sensitive, caring, sympathetic ... Read

Felix V. Rivera

Felix V. Rivera was born on January 12, 1920, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico and passed away on ... Read

Ruth Mae Leggett

LEGGETT, Ruth Mae; of Santa Barbara; died June 29, 2014; she was 92. Visitation - 7/2, 3:00 ... Read

Betty Humphrey

Humphrey, Betty, 58, of Santa Barbara, California, passed away June 29, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

John Humphries

Humphries, John, 77, of Santa Barbara, California, passed away June 26, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

John Eugene Gerngross

John Eugene Gerngross, 90, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2014 at his home in Santa Barbara. ... Read

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