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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.

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.

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Joshua Christiansson

Celebration of Life For Joshua Christiansson And Grandmother Karen Sunday July 12, 1-4 pm 2427 Murrell Rd. ... Read

Robert Harris Ripley, Jr.

Robert Harris Ripley, Jr. (Bob), 76 of Tucson, Arizona, formerly of Santa Barbara, died on March 26, ... Read

Lynn Ripley Willmarth

Lynn Ripley Willmarth, 79, of Marina Del Rey died on April 5, 2015. She was born on ... Read

Esther Isaacson

With the passing of Esther Isaacson on May 25 at age 102, the Santa Barbara County ranching ... Read

Dorothy G Beverly

Dorothy G. Beverly, 90, passed away on June 27, 2015 in Santa Barbara. Services Pending. Read

Wanda M. Barnett

Wanda M. Barnett, 85, passed on June 24, 2015. Formerly of Santa Barbara. Private Services. Read

Vivian Marie Hapeman Obern

Vivian, ‘Vie,’ passed away peacefully on June 21, 2015 at the age of 94. Vivian was born ... Read

Thomas Josephy Easterbrook

Thomas Joseph Easterbrook, 57, passed away on June 29, 2015 in Santa Barbara. No services planned. Read

Karen Christiansson

Karen Christiansson passed away peacefully and unexpectedly in her sleep on the afternoon of June 3, 2015. ... Read

Elizabeth Proffer

Elizabeth Proffer, 100, passed away on June 23, 2015 in Santa Barbara. No Services planned. Read

Josie Mae Howard

Josie Mae Howard, also known as “Jo-Mae,” finished her earthly duties on June 14, 2015, at age ... Read

Graham Ferrier Mackintosh

Graham Ferrier Mackintosh, fine printer and publisher. Born April 13, 1935 in Salt Lake City. He lived ... Read

Lawrence T. Hammett

Lawrence T. Hammett, 81, passed away on June 19, 2015 in Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: A memorial ... Read

Eric Schulenberg

Eric-It doesn’t seem possible that you left this earth six years ago. There isn’t a day that ... Read

Frances "Nina" Navarro

Frances “Nina” Navarro, 64, passed away on June 11, 2015 in Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION:Funeral Mass will ... Read

Daniel Joseph O'Connor

Daniel Joseph O'Connor, 77, passed away on June 10, 2015 in Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: A Funeral ... Read

Martha Shore Riel

Martha Jean Shore changed her family forever when she arrived at their home in rural Coats, Kansas, ... Read

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