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Michael Waugh Jochim: 1975-2015

A Very Able Individual

Born with a physical disability, Michael Jochim lived a life full of sports, archaeology, beach visits, humor, and freedom. Read story.

Mike Moses: 1957-2016

Santa Barbara Firefighter and Malibu Lifeguard

Mike Moses was a longtime ladder truck captain for Santa Barbara City Fire and lifeguard for Los Angeles County. Read story.

Stanley Sheinbaum: 1920-2016

A Life Fully Lived

A strong backer of liberal causes, politicians, and publications, Stanley Sheinbaum blew the whistle on the CIA's covert torture program in Vietnam and later came to Santa Barbara to join the Hutchins Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Read story.

John Robert 'Bob' Haller

1930-2016

With a love of the natural world that he shared with all, renowned botanist Bob Haller preferred to see his Trees of Santa Barbara on the front seat of cars with smudge prints, dog-eared pages, and leaves stuck in it. Read story.

Danielle K. Chackel: 1970-2016

A Kind Heart in Bankruptcy Court

Danielle Chackel, the liaison for free legal clinics at Bankruptcy Court, was a wonderful listener who cared deeply for all living things. Read story.

Dan Secord: 1936–2016

An Orphan Who Delivered 6,000 Babies

An ob-gyn and a city councilmember for many years in the community, Dr. Dan Secord left behind a multitude of friends, many of who sang him a last farewell. Read story.

Tom Hayden: 1939-2016

Beloved Comrade

Tom Hayden was famous as a politician and 1960s radical, but the former altar boy was also an electrifying speaker. Read story.

Ed Laing : 1933–2016

Democratic Socialist and Secular Humanist

An attorney and philosopher, Ed Laing worked for social justice during the dark days of the McCarthy era and up until he died. Read story.

Andrew David Darke: 1965-2016

Little League Baseball Coach

Andrew Darke's coaching for Little League teams was only a part of his life, but his friendship and demeanor on the field profoundly affected the players and the parents. Read story.

Joan Magruder (1939-2016)

Santa Barbara's Fairy Godmother

Joan Magruder died reluctantly after a lifetime as a blonde hurricane, championing others while overcoming personal fears, and lovingly spoiling her grandchildren. Read story.

Ripkyn Strader-Murphy: 1996 – 2016

In the end, it was Ripkyn's goodness that made you swoon. Read story.

Thomas Myles Steinbeck: 1944-2016

Writer and Raconteur

The writer of several novels and a fierce defender of the works of his father, John, Thomas Steinbeck left with the Perseid meteor shower this year. Read story.

Sue Higman: 1919-2016

A True Pearl's Girl

Feisty and dogged, Sue Higman had learned at Pearl Chase's knee that the good fight was a tireless one, skills she used to save the Wilcox property. Read story.

Manuel Mata Barajas: 1937-2016

Patriarch of the Rose Café #2

After working with his mother at her Haley Street restaurant, Manuel Barajas opened his own Rose Café on the Mesa in 1980. Read story.

Elie Wiesel: 1928-2016

A Remembrance

“When a Jew cries, 20 centuries cry with him or her," he told the author. Read story.

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Nicholas G. Uribe Sr.

DATE OF DEATH: 04/12/2018 AGE: 67 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Viewing April 26th, from 5:00 to ... Read

Phillip Patrick Gerald Pipersburg Sr.

DATE OF DEATH: 04/11/2018 AGE: 62 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Viewing April 24th, from 1:00 to ... Read

Timothy Scott Palmer

Son, Brother, Uncle, Husband and the original Dream Maker Love transcends all physical boundaries. You are always ... Read

Michael Paul Casey

Michael always said “We’re here for a good time, not a long time” and he lived life ... Read

Raymond J. Ramos

DATE OF DEATH: 04/09/2018 AGE: 83 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Rosary on 4/24/2018 at 6:00pm at ... Read

Terry P. Roof

Terry P. Roof died on Friday morning, April 13, 2018 after a long, 17-year on and off ... Read

Shirley Mann Sayre

Shirley Mann Sayre, beloved mother, teacher, and friend passed away April 6, 2018. She was a much-loved ... Read

Patricia Dale Duffy

A behind-the-scenes stage manager, Patricia Dale Duffy worked in opera production, drove Hackney show horses, managed a ... Read

Ko Tsukada

Ko Tsukada, a resident of Santa Barbara, was born in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan on May ... Read

Amanda Lloyd Lumsden, DVM

Santa Barbara and the surrounding communities lost a beautiful, kindhearted veterinarian on February 9, 2018. Dr. Amanda, ... Read

Ernest A. Sawyer

Date of Birth: 08-12-30 Date of Death: 2-19-18 Age: 87 Residence: Santa Barbara, CA Service Information: Memorial ... Read

Lorenna Charlotte-Rose Sanchez

DATE OF BIRTH: July 23, 1939 DATE OF DEATH: March 31, 2018 AGE: 78 RESIDENCE: Buellton, CA ... Read

Jane Haser-Sawyer

Date of Birth: 02-13-30 Date of Death: 2-24-18 Age: 88 Residence: Santa Barbara, CA Service Information: Memorial ... Read

Kim (Kevin) Krasnoff

Kim (Kevin) Krasnoff was born in Oxnard, CA., on April 22, 1967. His family moved to Santa ... Read

Denise Birkholm

County Residence: Solvang Date of Death: 04/06/2018 Age: 66 Occupation: Homemaker Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations Ventura ... Read

Russel H. Behm

DATE OF DEATH: 03/18/2018 AGE: 68 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Memorial Service on April 20, 2018 ... Read

Izabella Gutierrez Calvillo

Bella passed peacefully to the other side on March 18, 2018. She is survived by her mother ... Read

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