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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.

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.

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Malcolm Gene Morehouse

Malcolm Gene Morehouse of Santa Barbara, California died on April, 30, 2015. He was 91 years old. ... Read

Elizabeth Ann Freet

Liz joined her Lord and Savior peacefully In St. George, Utah as she left this world doing ... Read

Loberta Geene Hunter

“Geene” is a unique name. That's because Geene Hunter came up with it herself - Loberta “Geene” ... Read

Woodrow Wiley

Viewing and Service on May 20th McDermott–Crocket, 2020 Chapala St. Viewing at 10 am – 12 pm ... Read

Dylan Corselius-Willson

Happy Birthday We raise our glasses to you with love and laughter. Today, your day, the sun ... Read

Esperanza Darbyshire-Malham

In Memory I love you so much. I was so broken hearted when you left this world. ... Read

Mary Rita (Bret) Niediek

Born on May 20, 1944 in Los Angeles, CA; Mary was the first child & only daughter ... Read

Barbara Ann Ostrowsky

Barbara Ann Ostrowsky, 75, died peacefully in her sleep at home on April 20, 2015, after a ... Read

Kathryn Faye Blaine

Kathryn Faye Blaine, 63, of Santa Barbara, CA, passed away May 14, 2015, at Serenity House Hospice. ... Read

Dr. Robert E. Steele

Bob Steele was exceptional. Born in Berkeley, California to Margaret and Elbert Steele, he lost his father ... Read

Mary Louise Harris

May 26, 1933 in Buffalo, N.Y. born to Elliott and Janie Gladden was Mary Louise Gladden. She ... Read

Ashok Lindberg

Charles Ashok Lindberg died in the city of Los Angeles on May 6, 2015, at the morning ... Read

Helen Eva Seager Breck

Helen Eva Seagar Breck passed away peacefully on Sunday May 3rd, 2015 in Santa Barbara, California. Helen ... Read

Frank M. Clark

Frank was born in Santa Barbara after his father left New York in 1928 headed for California. ... Read

Marlowe Goldsby

Marlowe was raised in his beloved Seattle, an only child, by his mother Libby Shapro Goldsby and ... Read

Robert William Dodson

Bob Dodson, a long- time resident of Santa Barbara, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 29 at Cottage ... Read

Richard Blair

Richard passed from this world peacefully on April 25,2015 . He was born in Hartford Connecticut ,grew ... Read

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