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.

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. 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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Martha Tavis Boise

Martha Tavis Boise died from natural causes on November 18, 2015 at age 86 at the family ... Read

Ugo D. Arnoldi

One of the “GREATEST GENERATIONS” Ugo D. Arnoldi passed away from pneumonia and dementia Tuesday November 24, ... Read

Muriel Agnes Siry

DATE OF BIRTH: 7/1/1924 DATE OF DEATH: 11/23/2015 AGE: 91 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending Read

Angelo Granaroli

DATE OF BIRTH: 12/6/1924 DATE OF DEATH: 11/23/2015 AGE: 90 RESIDENCE: Carpinteria SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending Read

Catherine Ransdell

Catherine Carol Owen Ransdell, 65, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Goleta, Calif. Cathy was born ... Read

Bryan C. Nellis

Bryan Nellis passed away on October 13, 2015, while under the wonderful care of the staff at ... Read

John David Woltcheck

John Woltcheck was born on October 26, 1926 to Dimitri Philip and Lena Juliana Woltcheck, who immigrated ... Read

Martha Boise

DATE OF BIRTH: 4/7/1929 DATE OF DEATH: 11/18/2015 AGE: 86 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE INFORMATION: A Funeral ... Read

Carlos Ayala

Carlos, 94, a resident of Santa Barbara passed away peacefully at his home in Goleta, California. Carlos ... Read

Michael Waugh Jochim

A native of Santa Barbara, Mike had a true zest for life. Born with a physical disability, ... Read

Henry Eugene Santillanes

Henry Eugene Santillanes, 79, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Serenity House in Santa ... Read

Kenji Ota

NAME: Kenji Ota DATE OF BIRTH: 5/14/1923 DATE OF DEATH: 11/10/2015 AGE: 92 RESIDENCE: Goleta SERVICE INFORMATION: ... Read

Efrem Herbert Ostrow

Efrem Herbert Ostrow Age 91 Resided in Santa Barbara, CA DOD: 11/6/2015 Graveside service 11/12/15 @ Santa ... Read

Dorothy Francis (Mieth) White

Dorothy Francis-Mieth White was born on February 12, 1920 in Cupertino, CA and passed away on October ... Read

Katharine Rue

Katharine was born in Santa Barbara on January 20, 1921 to Charles and Josephine Breck. She was ... Read

Edward Paul Petrin

Edward (“Ed”) Paul Petrin, 64, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at Serenity House in Santa ... Read

Milton Albert Prekker

Milton Albert Prekker was born on October 12, 1926 to Matthew and Cassie Prekker in Clara City, ... Read

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