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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.

Mesa Memories of Chris Whitcraft

Remembering the Winemaker, Friend, Neighbor, and Co-Founder of This Weekend's Santa Barbara Wine Festival

Three friends remember the winemaker, neighbor, and co-founder of this weekend's Santa Barbara Wine Festival. Read story.

Fred Kavli: 1927 – 2013

Physicist, Philanthropist

The physicist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist endowed institutes and chairs at universities around the world, including UCSB. Read story.

Bill Yerkes: 1934 – 2014

Solar Pioneer

Bill Yerkes brought solar power — and the price per watt — down to earth from its development in the space industry. Read story.

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Carine Esposti

4 AGOSTO 2008 Al mio solo, unico, immenso, incommensurabile AMORE. Per sempre, Guerrino" Read

Marilynn Marie Seekins

Marilynn Marie Seekins, 95, of Santa Barbara passed away on July 28, 2015. Private services. Read

John S. Clark

Lifelong Santa Barbara resident John S. Clark passed away peacefully at Serenity House after a battle with ... Read

Marlene (chi-chi) Bulfone

In loving Memory It has been six years since you left us all and there is not ... Read

Eugene Custer Baum

Eugene Custer Baum passed away on June 17, 2015 at his home in Santa Barbara with his ... Read

Stephen Martin Forrest

Stephen Martin Forrest passed away suddenly on July 19th, at 59 years of age. Steve was born ... Read

Amanda Heming Minsky

Amanda passed peacefully in her home on July 6th, 2015 after a long difficult battle with cancer. ... Read

Stanton J. Peale

Stanton died May 14, 2015 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital from complications of a fall. He had ... Read

Dan P. Parks

...It was another Viva La Fiesta back in 1975 for Realtor Dan P. Parks. Born 04/29/1927 in ... Read

Stanley A. Couzens

Stan Couzens (Butch/Butch Cain) left this world too soon due to brain cancer. He passed peacefully at ... Read

Adeline Hazard Georgi

Adeline Hazard Georgi, 92, formerly of Santa Barbara, passed away on July 12, 2015. SERVICE INFORMATION: A ... Read

Gerald Havens Grant

Gerald Havens Grant, born August 24th, 1945, in Santa Barbara, CA, passed away peacefully in the loving ... Read

Walter G. Lormer, Jr.

Walter G. Lormer, Jr., 90 of Santa Barbara, passed away on July 12, 2015. Funeral Service - ... Read

Robert W. Killen

Robert W. Killen transitioned at his home in Santa Barbara on Thursday June 4, 2015 after a ... Read

Blanche Angelina Pitts

Blanche Angelina Pitts passed away at home on June 16, with her children present, in Santa Barbara, ... Read

Richard Michael Martin

Richard Michael Martin, age 70, passed away peacefully at his home in Diamond Springs, California, on July ... Read

Flavia Marie Weedn

Our beloved mother, Flavia Marie Weedn (Register), was born on February 19, 1929 in Los Angeles, CA ... Read

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