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.

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.

Agnes Mata Guevara:  1917 - 2014

Matriarch of the Rose Café

When Mamanita began working at the Rose Café in 1945, she worked 16-hour days, seven days a week, for eight years, making 75 cents an hour. Read story.

William Samuel DeMayo: 1921 - 2014

A Return to Freedom

Bill DeMayo was grateful for all life offered, from the GI Bill to the people he met. Read story.

Léni Fé Bland: 1915-2014

A Wise Friend and Philanthropist

Léni Fé Bland was a great friend to the music and dance communities. Read story.

Lynn T. Burtness: 1938 – 2014

Heart of Gold

Our mother's love of sewing continued her entire life, and the layers of our Fiesta flower girl skirts are among our most prized possessions. Read story.

Richard García: 1947–2014

Un Hombre de la Raza

A Vietnam vet and UCSB graduate, García worked for equality for Hispanic peoples. Read story.

Swingin' Dave Collert: 1952-2014

Guitar Master

Master guitarist David Collert was known as “Swingin’ Dave” thanks to his guitar prowess and larger-than-life persona. 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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John Christian-Panama Bissell

Born: August 13, 1981 at 12:49 Home Going: October 8, 2014 at 20:45 We will always love ... Read

Mary Ellen Cokeley (Manwill)

Mary Ellen, 88, passed away Sept 28th quietly and free of pain in her sleep, after fighting ... Read

Jose Morales Gutierrez "Chepo"

Jose Morales Gutierrez "Chepo" was born on October 16, 1953 in La Villita a ranch near the ... Read

Valentina Valencia

NAME: Valentina Valencia DATE OF BIRTH: 2/14/1921 DATE OF DEATH: 9/28/2015 AGE: 94 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE ... Read

George Edward Towers

NAME: George Edward Towers DATE OF BIRTH: 5/5/1933 DATE OF DEATH: 9/28/2015 AGE: 82 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara ... Read

Earl William Clayton

Earl William Clayton, Jr, 83, of Goleta, CA, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015. Earl was born ... Read

Frances Stockin

Frances Stockin, 81, of Santa Barbara passed away on September 24, 2015. Memorial Service - Saturday, October ... Read

George Wittenstein

Reminder: The Memorial Gathering for George Wittenstein will take place on Sunday, October 11, 3-5 PM at ... Read

Edward B. Caplan

Edward B. Caplan, 99, of Santa Barbara passed away on September 16, 2015. Private Services. Read

Thomas Emch

Thomas Emch, 88, of Santa Barbara passed away on September 28, 2015. No services planned. Read

Elizabeth Dunn, IHM

Elizabeth Dunn, IHM, 84 of Santa Barbara passed away on September 26, 2015. SERVICES: Funeral Mass, Friday, ... Read

Daveed (David) Harp

Daveed (David) Harp 3/14/1951-9/7/2015 Graduate of SBHS, Chumash descendant, Vietnam vet, healing arts practitioner, 12 year Sundancer, ... Read

Jerry Allen Zimmer

On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, Jerry Allen Zimmer took his last breath in the comfort of his ... Read

George White

George White, a computer entrepreneur whose companies helped first The Boston Globe, and then newspapers across the ... Read

Lois Lindt

Lois Lindt died December 23, 2013 in Santa Barbara, at the venerable age of 98 years. After ... Read

Spencer Allen Conway

Spencer Allen Conway died peacefully at his home in Isla Vista on 9/17/2015 surrounded by friends and ... Read

Earl William Clayton Jr.

DATE OF BIRTH: 5/15/1932 DATE OF DEATH: 9/19/2015 AGE: 83 Goleta; Services Pending. Read

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