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.

Ralph Fertig: 1939-2014

Bicycle Hero

So many solutions to bicycle and pedestrian safety in Santa Barbara can be laid at Ralph Fertig's feet. Read story.

To Richard

Remembering a Neighbor Who Didn't Live in a House

Remembering a neighbor who didn't live in a house. Read story.

Remembering Tom Sneddon

I am the only lawyer who tried six felonies to a jury verdict against TWS, and then I worked for him for 24 years after I quit defense work. Read story.

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. 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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Martha Tavis Boise

Martha Tavis Boise died from natural causes on November 18, 2015 at age 86 at the family ... Read

Ugo D. Arnoldi

One of the “GREATEST GENERATIONS” Ugo D. Arnoldi passed away from pneumonia and dementia Tuesday November 24, ... Read

Muriel Agnes Siry

DATE OF BIRTH: 7/1/1924 DATE OF DEATH: 11/23/2015 AGE: 91 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending Read

Angelo Granaroli

DATE OF BIRTH: 12/6/1924 DATE OF DEATH: 11/23/2015 AGE: 90 RESIDENCE: Carpinteria SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending Read

Catherine Ransdell

Catherine Carol Owen Ransdell, 65, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Goleta, Calif. Cathy was born ... Read

Bryan C. Nellis

Bryan Nellis passed away on October 13, 2015, while under the wonderful care of the staff at ... Read

John David Woltcheck

John Woltcheck was born on October 26, 1926 to Dimitri Philip and Lena Juliana Woltcheck, who immigrated ... Read

Martha Boise

DATE OF BIRTH: 4/7/1929 DATE OF DEATH: 11/18/2015 AGE: 86 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE INFORMATION: A Funeral ... Read

Carlos Ayala

Carlos, 94, a resident of Santa Barbara passed away peacefully at his home in Goleta, California. Carlos ... Read

Michael Waugh Jochim

A native of Santa Barbara, Mike had a true zest for life. Born with a physical disability, ... Read

Henry Eugene Santillanes

Henry Eugene Santillanes, 79, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Serenity House in Santa ... Read

Kenji Ota

NAME: Kenji Ota DATE OF BIRTH: 5/14/1923 DATE OF DEATH: 11/10/2015 AGE: 92 RESIDENCE: Goleta SERVICE INFORMATION: ... Read

Efrem Herbert Ostrow

Efrem Herbert Ostrow Age 91 Resided in Santa Barbara, CA DOD: 11/6/2015 Graveside service 11/12/15 @ Santa ... Read

Dorothy Francis (Mieth) White

Dorothy Francis-Mieth White was born on February 12, 1920 in Cupertino, CA and passed away on October ... Read

Katharine Rue

Katharine was born in Santa Barbara on January 20, 1921 to Charles and Josephine Breck. She was ... Read

Edward Paul Petrin

Edward (“Ed”) Paul Petrin, 64, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at Serenity House in Santa ... Read

Milton Albert Prekker

Milton Albert Prekker was born on October 12, 1926 to Matthew and Cassie Prekker in Clara City, ... Read

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