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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.

Lorenzo 'Dal' Dall’Armi: 1922-2014

Educator, Athlete, Chef

Past president of SBCC and county superintendent of schools, Lorenzo Dall'Armi also once traveled with the Harlem Globetrotters. Read story.

Joe Pasinato: 1950-2014

The Face of the Forest Service

The Forest Service's Joe Pasinato is remembered for his dry wit and can-do attitude. Read story.

Brock Brower: 1931-2014

Author and Journalist’s Work Spanned Media and Eras

From novels to journalism to television, Brock Brower’s distinctive voice shaped American culture. Read story.

Barney Berglund: 1957 –2014

Devoted Dad, Avid Cyclist, Community Volunteer

Father, avid bicyclist, community volunteer, Barney Berglund is remembered fondly by many of his friends. Read story.

Luis Goena: 1928 - 2014

Dancing with Luis

Folk dancing was a way of life in Santa Barbara in the '60s and '70s, often led by Luis Goena. Read story.

Louise Marie Moulton Hanson: 1914 – 2014

Rancher, Environmentalist

Louise would always say, "Ranchers were the first environmentalists." They care for the land so that it can give back to us all. Read story.

Jack Earl Smith: 1922 – 2014

Sunny Afternoons with Grandpa

Allie Cole remembers sunny afternoons with her grandfather. Read story.

Bill Richardson: 1926 - 2013

Story Teller, Hunter, Renaissance Man

When you had a conversation with Bill, no one else in the world existed. He paid attention. Read story.

Barry Spacks: 1931 – 2014

The Elephant in the Arts Room

I’m tempted to think of Barry Spacks as the elephant in the Santa Barbara poetry room, a creative force central to poetry and the other arts. Read story.

Ted Townsend: 1967-2014

Global Citizen

We've lost a fascinating, inquiring, brave, and caring human being with a sense of humor that wouldn’t quit. Read story.

Robert D. Heeley: 1970 - 2014

Surfer and Artist

The local surf community is a less colorful place now with the loss of a jewel by the name of Robert Heeley. Read story.

Memories of Barry Spacks

Tributes to and remembrances of poet Barry Spacks. Read story.

Mario (Walter) Cimmarrusti, OFM: 1931 - 2013

The Worst of What We Lived

A notorious Catholic priest who abused many boys at St. Anthony's Seminary died on November 23, 2013. Read story.

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Robert "Bob" F. Zirretta

Robert "Bob" F. Zirretta, 63, passed away on March 19th, 2015 in Santa Barbara. Services are pending. Read

John Steven Harris

Adventurer, traveler and smarter than the president, John Steven Harris aka “Harry” passed with his irreverent sense ... Read

Alberto Paul Pizano

Dedicated Community Advocate and Volunteer Santa Barbara lost a tireless advocate for education and the cultural arts ... Read

Ronald H. Eldridge

Ronald (Ron) Eldridge died peacefully with family at his side, March 2, 2015 at the home he ... Read

Glenn Franklin VanBlaricum

Glenn Franklin VanBlaricum of Goleta, California, died of pneumonia at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on March 13, ... Read

Flo Hamilton

Flo Hamilton called many places home over the course of her long life, but the Santa Ynez ... Read

Brenda A. Watts

Brenda A. Watts, 91, passed away on March 17th, 2015 in Santa Barbara. No services are planned. Read

Elizabeth "Beth" Pattrick Mackenzie

Elizabeth “Beth” Pattrick Mackenzie, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, has died at age 86 in Pasadena, ... Read

Jeff Bass

Jeff Bass was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1947 and moved to LA at the same time ... Read

Jesse Papworth

Jesse Papworth passed away on March 9th at his home in Santa Barbara after a 14 month ... Read

Jonathan Matthew Cox

Jonathan left us unexpectedly on Friday, March 6 at the age of 42 in Santa Barbara. He ... Read

Lavonne Bonnie Friedman

Lavonne “Bonnie” Friedman, 92, passed away on March 13th, 2015. Burial will be in Manilus, IL. Read

Glenn Franklin Van Blaricum

Glenn Franklin Van Blaricum, 94, passed away on March 13th, 2015. Services will be held in Illinois. Read

Ronald J. Faoro D.V.M.

On March 1st, 2015 Ron Faoro was taken from us unexpectedly while paragliding in the skies above ... Read

Sheila Carter Ehrman

Sheila Carter Ehrman of Santa Barbara passed away on February 18, 2015. Sheila will always be remembered ... Read

Joseph Penn Gibson Davis Jr.

Joseph Penn Gibson Davis Jr. was born on March 17, 1953 and left this earth on February ... Read

Joseph Molina

Joseph Molina, 92, passed away in Santa Barbara on March 13th, 2015. Services will be private. Read

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