Karen Sinsheimer, 1942 - 2015

Curator of Photography at Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Curator of Photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Read story.

Willy Chamberlin: 1940-2015

Expert in County Politics and Team Penning

The former county supervisor brought political power to the North County when he won and lost the same election in 1992. Read story.

Erno Daniel: 1946-2015

Pioneer in Geriatric Medicine

Erno Daniel, MD, practiced at Sansum Clinic since 1978 and was an early pioneer in dementia and Alzheimer's disease, lecturing across the country and writing extensively on the topics. Read story.

Merlyn Kelly: 1941 - 2014

Police Officer, Gentleman, and a Gentle Man

The Santa Barbara Police Department family remembers Merlyn Kelly as a kind and gutsy public servant. Read story.

Gwendolyn DeBard Strong: 2007-2015

A Young, Yet Full, Life Lived

In her 7 years and 9 months, Gwendolyn Strong touched the hearts of many and gave birth to a foundation to fight spinal muscular atrophy. Read story.

Vivian ‘Vie’ Marie Hapeman Obern: 1921 - 2015

Restored Hope House, Championed Trails, a Dedicated Volunteer

Children, bicycles, horses, history, and trails — all became the focus of Vie Obern's forward-looking civic efforts. Read story.

Debby Davison: 1950-2015

Longtime News Anchor, Exceptional Friend

Debby Davison anchored newscasts for KEYT for almost two decades and was a frequent host for charitable events after arriving in Santa Barbara in 1990. Read story.

George (Jürgen) Wittenstein: 1919-2015

A Member of WWII's White Rose

Dr. George Wittenstein was one of the only survivors of Nazi Germany's White Rose resistance group. Read story.

Antonio Martinez Guevara


The patriarch to a large family of children, friends, and customers, Tony Guevara also turned his hand often to repairs. Read story.

Audie Love: 1941-2015

A Teacher in a Million

Audie Love was a noted art teacher nationally, and his encouragement of many students led to professional art careers. Read story.

Cliff Sponsel: 1910 - 2014

Engineer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

Cliff Sponsel's life spanned from a one-room schoolhouse to an engineering career to a love of cars to some major philanthropy. Read story.

Clare Conk: 1922-2015

Self-Taught Attorney, Social Justice Advocate

At Community Housing, California Rural Legal Assistance, and S.B.'s Legal Defense Center, Clare Conk worked and volunteered her time for social justice. Read story.

Dr. John D. Ehrenborg: 1927 - 2015

Innovative Educator

A student at Hope School and a longtime principal at Monte Vista, John Ehrenborg encouraged teachers' talents and innovations. Read story.

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. 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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Mark Alan Ravenscroft

Mark was born July 21, 1959 in Kansas City, Missouri. At the age of two the family ... Read

Elizabeth Lee Hills Robertson

Elizabeth Lee Hills Robertson came into this world on March 23, 1920. She was the daughter of ... Read

Mell Lazarus

“Mell Lazarus was a true cartooning legend,” ("Miss Peach" & "Momma"), but to us he was just ... Read

Elizabeth Mosher

Elizabeth Mosher, 80 of Santa Barbara, CA died May 23rd, 2016. A soprano and Professor of voice ... Read

Rodney 'Brooke' Crumley

DATE OF BIRTH: 11/25/1948 DATE OF DEATH: 5/24/2016 AGE: 67 RESIDENCE: Montecito. SERVICE INFORMATION: Celebration of Life ... Read

Ihsan Ali Saib

Ihsan Ali Saib, also known as Ihsan-Bey, made his way to paradise on Sunday, May 22, 2016. ... Read

Marjorie Ann Fuller

05/20/16 Age 84 Santa Barbara, CA. Services Pending. Read

Elise Widen Koelsch

Elise Widen Koelsch, devoted mother of Richard A. Berton and Sharlene Berton Koelsch, passed away peacefully on ... Read

Billy Mendibles

Happy Birthday Billy You are always in our hearts, we love you and miss you so much. ... Read

Richard Glen Moore

Richard Glen Moore, 66, passed away peacefully at his home in Chico, CA on April 30. Richard ... Read

Garett Sean Lewis

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Garett, who returned ... Read

Cordelia Earle English

Cordelia Kirkland Earle English (also known as Cordy, Dee, Corky, Dilly and the Caped Grammarian to her ... Read

Katrina Sue (Tina) Cummings

Tina Cummings passed away peacefully on Sunday May 1st with family and friends at her side. A ... Read

Nicolasa "Nico" Ortega

DATE OF BIRTH: 1/5/1919 DATE OF DEATH: 5/11/2016 AGE: 96 RESIDENCE: Lompoc SERVICE INFORMATION: Visitation at Welch-Ryce-Haider, ... Read

Mark Alan Ravenscroft

DATE OF BIRTH: 7/21/1959 DATE OF DEATH: 5/12/2016 AGE: 56 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending. Read

Erline Dessie Goodell

“Each day was a blessing and a gift for me - not one regret left standing” – ... Read

Michael Irvine

Michael “Ace” Irvine, 49, passed away peacefully at UCLA Medical Center on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at ... Read

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