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Antonio Martinez Guevara

1924-2015

The patriarch to a large family of children, friends, and customers, Tony Guevara also turned his hand often to repairs. Read story.

Audie Love: 1941-2015

A Teacher in a Million

Audie Love was a noted art teacher nationally, and his encouragement of many students led to professional art careers. Read story.

Cliff Sponsel: 1910 - 2014

Engineer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

Cliff Sponsel's life spanned from a one-room schoolhouse to an engineering career to a love of cars to some major philanthropy. Read story.

Clare Conk: 1922-2015

Self-Taught Attorney, Social Justice Advocate

At Community Housing, California Rural Legal Assistance, and S.B.'s Legal Defense Center, Clare Conk worked and volunteered her time for social justice. Read story.

Dr. John D. Ehrenborg: 1927 - 2015

Innovative Educator

A student at Hope School and a longtime principal at Monte Vista, John Ehrenborg encouraged teachers' talents and innovations. Read story.

John Steven Harris: 1942-2015

Bodyworker Extraordinaire

An innovative teacher, John Harris had an uncanny knack with trigger points and big, soft, warm, intelligent, responsive hands and feet. Read story.

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.

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Edwin Ryder Edwards

Edwin Ryder Edwards was born in Santa Barbara, California, October 7, 1922 to Emma Holland Ryder Edwards ... Read

Joseph Patarak

DATE OF BIRTH: 02-20-1920 DATE OF DEATH: 08-20-2016 AGE: 96 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: No ... Read

John Robert (J.R., Bob) Haller

John Robert (Bob) Haller, renowned California botanist, inspirational teacher, and mentor to so many, died on August ... Read

Ronald Grant Robertson

DATE OF BIRTH: December 22, 1938 DATE OF DEATH: August 19, 2016 AGE: 77 RESIDENCE: Carpinteria , ... Read

Mack Stanton

Remembering Mack Mack Stanton 02-05-37 to 09-07-09 You've been gone for seven years now, but I still ... Read

Sandy -Sandy Pants- Sandra D Dog

Born in Santa Barbara. Mother was a purebred Weimaraner, father was a Catahoula who climbed over a ... Read

Dr. Gino C. Battistone

On Thursday, August 18, 2016, of Silver Spring, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD. He was a graduate ... Read

William (Bill) Francis Shinn

Bill Shinn passed away August 17, 2016 at his home in Goleta, CA. Bill was born February ... Read

Barbara K. Chaney

DATE OF BIRTH: 9/2/1926 DATE OF DEATH: 8/14/2016 AGE: 89 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: No Services. Read

Gerald S. Thede

Jerry Thede passed away peacefully August 7, 2016 in Santa Barbara from complications of Parkinson’s Disease after ... Read

Geoffrey R. Johnson

Geoffrey R. Johnson passed away on July 26, 2016 in Santa Barbara surrounded by his loving family. ... Read

Norman Wolfgang Jaffe

DATE OF BIRTH: 12/09/1924 DATE OF DEATH: 8/13/2016 AGE: 91 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Memorial Service ... Read

Larry McMullen

A loving Father and husband, Larry McMullen, passed away from Early Onset Alzheimer’s on July 23, 2016. ... Read

Robert Burns Donnelly

DATE OF BIRTH: 8/04/1920 DATE OF DEATH: 8/14/2016 AGE: 96 RESIDENCE: Carpinteria. SERVICE INFORMATION: Graveside service Friday ... Read

Jasmine Murphy

It's been 2 years and you are still missed today, tomorrow and forever. I love you buttercup. ... Read

Raphael R. Saragosa

In Memoriam 5 December - 21 August 2001 In loving memory, we are strong as ever knowing ... Read

Rose Betty Hernandez

ROSE BETTY HERNANDEZ, passed away on July 19, 2016. Rose was born on August 3, 1930 in ... Read

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