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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.

Ronald J. Faoro, DVM: 1954-2015

The Saint of St. Francis Pet Clinic

As a veterinarian, Ron had an intelligence, charisma, and passion that were unparalleled. Many of his first clients remain to this day. Read story.

Tony Johansen: 1937 - 2015

Creator of the Glendessary Jam

Tony Johansen was a mentor to dozens, if not hundreds, of musicians in the Santa Barbara area. Read story.

Jeremy Dennis Hass: 1936-2014

Attorney, Social Engineer, Historian

Pearl Chase encouraged Jeremy Hass to become a social engineer on behalf of historic preservation, and he helped restore the Presidio neighborhood as we know it today. Read story.

Sandra K. Smith: 1946-2014

Loving Kindness Her Religion

Loving kindness was Sandy Smith's religion, and she put her philosophy into practice every day. Read story.

Louise Boucher: 1930 – 2013

Dedicated Preservationist, Community Crusader

Few people knew Louise was looking over the shoulder of everything that is "Santa Barbara," right up to the end. Read story.

Joseph Scher: 1924 - 2014

Accomplished Mentor and Pragmatic Philanthropist

His wit and wise counsel earned Joe admirers; his kindness and loyalty brought him friends and the love of family. Read story.

Larry Agenbroad: 1933 – 2014

Mammoth Expert, Dear Friend

Known the world over for his expertise, Larry Agenbroad researched the pygmy mammoth at the Channel Islands, hundreds of mammoths in South Dakota, and a frozen one in Siberia. Read story.

Gwen Phillips: 1934-2014

A Champion of Educational Innovation

Her establishment of Open Alternative School opened the door to shared decision-making, hands-on learning, and the wisdom of circle time. Read story.

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.

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John L. Coppejans

BORN: 09/26/19 DIED: 01/30/16 AGE: 96 LOCATION: Santa Barbara, CA Read

Joya Marie Wells

Joya Marie Wells, age 85, of Santa Barbara, passed peacefully on February 10th, 2016 at Serenity House ... Read

Josef Schwaiger

DATE OF BIRTH: 5/24/1927 DATE OF DEATH: 2/9/2016 AGE: 88 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE INFORMATION: Visitation at ... Read

Donna Louise (Skipton) Rice

Donna Louise (Skipton) Rice, age 66, of Santa Barbara, CA. passed away peacefully on February 3, 2016 ... Read

Alan Patrick Johnson

Alan Johnston 12-18-1964 to 01-24-2016 passed on to heaven from a heart attack at the age of ... Read

Carole Ann Stone

Carole Ann Stone, 82, of Surprise, Arizona entered into eternal peace on February 6, 2016 after a ... Read

Erica Nicole Reynolds

Erica Nicole Reynolds, 27, passed away on the evening of January 23, 2016 at the Serenity House ... Read

Beverly Mae Donaldson

Beverly Mae Donaldson, 85, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016 after a gradual decline in health. ... Read

Timothy Patrick McGillen

DATE OF BIRTH: 08-29-1946 DATE OF DEATH: 02-06-2016 AGE: 69 RESIDENCE: Goleta, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Mass; Friday, ... Read

Suzanne R. Mc Kay

DATE OF BIRTH: March 19, 1923 DATE OF DEATH: February 8, 2016 AGE: 92 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara ... Read

Bill (J. William) Nelson

1936 - 2016 A memorial and celebration of Bill Nelson’s life will be held Sunday, February 21st ... Read

Paul Daniel King

Paul Daniel King was born to Guy Le Ray and Margaret Honora Buckley King on February 18, ... Read

Declan Goudet Gloster

Declan Goudet GLOSTER (12 years), second son of Catherine and Paul Gloster, brother of Yannick and Eoghan. ... Read

Luis Madrigal

Age 81, loving husband, father, friend, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2016 surrounded by family. He ... Read

Nancy Elizabeth May de L'Arbre

Nancy Elizabeth May de L’Arbre passed away peacefully on January 26, 2016. She was born on November ... Read

Anna Jacqueline Rhodes

Feb 11, 1987 - Aug 10, 2014 Happy 29th Birthday Dear Anna. You are loved and missed ... Read

Jimmy Page

In Loving Memory James (Jimmy) Benson Page formerly of Santa Barbara passed away on January 20, 2016 ... Read

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