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.

Ralph Fertig: 1939-2014

Bicycle Hero

So many solutions to bicycle and pedestrian safety in Santa Barbara can be laid at Ralph Fertig's feet. Read story.

To Richard

Remembering a Neighbor Who Didn't Live in a House

Remembering a neighbor who didn't live in a house. Read story.

Remembering Tom Sneddon

I am the only lawyer who tried six felonies to a jury verdict against TWS, and then I worked for him for 24 years after I quit defense work. Read story.

Darcy Aston: 1959-2014

Watershed Woman

Though Darcy has passed on, her signs can be found, literally, around town: interpretive signs about plants and animals and “no dumping, drains to ocean” signs on storm drains. Read story.

Thomas W. Sneddon, Jr.: 1941 – 2014

A Great and Caring District Attorney

Santa Barbara County's District Attorney from 1983-2006, Tom loved his family first, then his job, friends, softball, golf, and Notre Dame. Read story.

Rob Puddicombe: 1950-2014

Compassionate Activist

An activist to save I.V.'s Perfect Park, he also tried to prevent the extermination of the black rats of Anacapa Island. Read story.

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. 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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Betty Ellen Dilkey

Betty Ellen Dilkey was born on March 15, 1929 in Los Angeles, CA and passed away peacefully ... Read

Winifred VanDeSteene

Winifred VanDeSteene died on September 12, 2015. Win was the mother of SB resident Cheryl Kelmar, and ... Read

Carolyn Cranston Gelles

Born in Phoenix, Arizona on May 5th, 1961, Carrie died in a single-vehicle accident on October 1st, ... Read

Darrian Leanne Lee

The heavens received another angel as Darrian Leanne Lee, age 64, died Thursday, October 8, 2015 at ... Read

Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs, 81, born April 29, 1934 in The Bronx, died in Santa Barbara on October 8, ... Read

Frederica Yamin

Died Sept. 29, 2015, age 83, at Casa Dorinda, Santa Barbara, California, and was interred at Santa ... Read

Robert A. Watkins

NAME: Robert A. Watkins DATE OF BIRTH: 8/3/1926 DATE OF DEATH: 10/5/2015 AGE: 89 RESIDENCE: Goleta SERVICE ... Read

Ann Lee

Ann Lee settled in Santa Barbara in 1958 with her husband Donald Lee, the year they became ... Read

Michael Candy

Michael was born in Santa Monica, CA. He graduated from The Catalina Island Boys School; moved to ... Read

Reno Mendoza

NAME: Reno Mendoza DATE OF BIRTH: 6/13/1927 DATE OF DEATH: 10/5/2015 AGE: 88 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE ... Read

George Joseph Pickavet

NAME: George Joseph Pickavet DATE OF BIRTH: June 19, 1918 DATE OF DEATH: October 4, 2015 AGE: ... Read

James Franklin Fuller

Jim was born in Chicago IL to George Ernst and May Hochel Fuller, joining brother Ronald. He ... Read

Jim Eby

Jim Eby passed away Monday evening, September 28, 2015, after earning his wings and going to a ... Read

Alberta Pearcy

Alberta Pearcy, 1919 – 2015 Visitation will be at Welch-Ryce-Haider in Santa Barbara Wednesday afternoon, October 7th ... Read

Shane Conran

Shane Michael Conran of Santa Barbara, CA passed away on September 20, 2015, after courageously battling brain ... Read

Jose Morales Gutierrez "Chepo"

Jose Morales Gutierrez "Chepo" was born on October 16, 1953 in La Villita a ranch near the ... Read

Mary Ellen Cokeley (Manwill)

Mary Ellen, 88, passed away Sept 28th quietly and free of pain in her sleep, after fighting ... Read

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