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Darcy Aston: 1959-2014

Watershed Woman

Though Darcy has passed on, her signs can be found, literally, around town: interpretive signs about plants and animals and “no dumping, drains to ocean” signs on storm drains. Read story.

Thomas W. Sneddon, Jr.: 1941 – 2014

A Great and Caring District Attorney

Santa Barbara County's District Attorney from 1983-2006, Tom loved his family first, then his job, friends, softball, golf, and Notre Dame. Read story.

Rob Puddicombe: 1950-2014

Compassionate Activist

An activist to save I.V.'s Perfect Park, he also tried to prevent the extermination of the black rats of Anacapa Island. Read story.

Joanne Maureen Miller: 1928 - 2014

A Courageous Fighter for Equality

Many remember Jo for serving those less fortunate and for leading community causes. Read story.

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.

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Nina Faye Podlesny

Nina Faye Podlesny was born to Leonard Albert Watson and Ada Watson, (née Ada Estelle Crumbly) on ... Read

Patricia Elaine Harris

Patricia Elaine Harris, 49, has passed into eternal peace, Friday, August 7, 2015 at the Serenity House ... Read

Steven M. Cobb

Steven M. Cobb, 70, of Santa Barbara passed away on August 21, 2015. Services Pending. Read

Anna Freidell

Anna M. Freidell, 85, of Santa Barbara passed away on August 21, 2015. A Memorial Service will ... Read

Edward R. Kalman

Edward R. Kalman, 93, of Santa Barbara passed away on August 13, 2015. Private Services. Read

Alan Wallace

On 8/6/15, after a brief but intensive battle with metastatic melanoma, Alan passed away with many friends ... Read

William Sheatsley

William (Bill) Sheatsley was born on November 27, 1941 in Columbus, Ohio. His parents were Erica Rachel ... Read

Doris Mae Quinn

Doris Mae (Moses) Quinn, the proclaimed “Mayor of Medio,” died in her sleep on August 12, 2015. ... Read

Kelly J. Saunders

Kelly J. Saunders, 99, of Santa Barbara passed away on August 18, 2015. Private Services. Read

David K. Winter

David K. Winter went to be with the Lord he so dearly loved on August 15 at ... Read

Eugene Joseph Ceriale

Eugene Joseph Ceriale, 87, of Santa Barbara passed away on August 12, 2015. Graveside service at Goleta ... Read

Patricia Harris

Patricia Harris 49,of Santa Barbara, passed away at Serenity House on August 7, 2015. A Celebration of ... Read

Martin Frost

Martin Frost died suddenly on August 3, 2015, in a diving accident on holiday in the Maldives. ... Read

Bruce Bartlett

Bruce Allan Bartlett passed away peacefully on August 7, 2015, in the loving presence of his family ... Read

Thomas Edgar Sanchez

Thomas Edgar Sanchez, 78, of Santa Barbara passed away on August 5, 2015. No Services. Read

George Edward Scott

Dr. George Edward Scott, born December 4, 1928, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2015 at home ... Read

Margaret Ann Rudell Lydon

Margaret Ann Rudell Lydon, sister, loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, passed away on August ... Read

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