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Erno Daniel: 1946-2015

Pioneer in Geriatric Medicine

Erno Daniel, MD, practiced at Sansum Clinic since 1978 and was an early pioneer in dementia and Alzheimer's disease, lecturing across the country and writing extensively on the topics. Read story.

Merlyn Kelly: 1941 - 2014

Police Officer, Gentleman, and a Gentle Man

The Santa Barbara Police Department family remembers Merlyn Kelly as a kind and gutsy public servant. Read story.

Gwendolyn DeBard Strong: 2007-2015

A Young, Yet Full, Life Lived

In her 7 years and 9 months, Gwendolyn Strong touched the hearts of many and gave birth to a foundation to fight spinal muscular atrophy. Read story.

Vivian ‘Vie’ Marie Hapeman Obern: 1921 - 2015

Restored Hope House, Championed Trails, a Dedicated Volunteer

Children, bicycles, horses, history, and trails — all became the focus of Vie Obern's forward-looking civic efforts. Read story.

Debby Davison: 1950-2015

Longtime News Anchor, Exceptional Friend

Debby Davison anchored newscasts for KEYT for almost two decades and was a frequent host for charitable events after arriving in Santa Barbara in 1990. Read story.

George (Jürgen) Wittenstein: 1919-2015

A Member of WWII's White Rose

Dr. George Wittenstein was one of the only survivors of Nazi Germany's White Rose resistance group. Read story.

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.

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Julio Gonzalez Limón

Julio Gonzalez Limón passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 in Santa Barbara, CA. Our Lord called ... Read

Julio "Pancho" Carrillo, Jr.

Date of Death: June 15, 2017 Age: 73 Residence: Santa Ynez, CA Services: Funeral Mass will be ... Read

Charlotte Palacios

Charlotte (“Char”) Palacios, 68, passed away peacefully June 1, surrounded by her children. She is survived by ... Read

Dora Luz Perez

DATE OF BIRTH: 02-19-1962 DATE OF DEATH: 06-17-2017 AGE: 55 RESIDENCE: Carpinteria, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Rosary and ... Read

Carol Victoria Dell

Carol Victoria Dell, 71, died June 10 at her home after a long illness. She was born ... Read

Eric Duane Schulenberg

Every day we think of you and miss you. We see you everywhere in the beauty of ... Read

Robert William Clayton

DATE OF BIRTH: February 25, 1932 DATE OF DEATH: June 18, 2017 AGE: 85 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Lillian Garcia Pizano

Lillian passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017. She was born and raised in East Los Angeles ... Read

George Colin Harrower

George Harrower, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully at his long ... Read

Carl Lee Reece

Carl Lee Reece passed away peacefully the early morning of June 16, 2017, at Serenity House in ... Read

Leonard Navarette Rojas

DATE OF BIRTH: 11-06-1955 DATE OF DEATH: 06-13-2017 AGE: 61 RESIDENCE: Goleta, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Mass; Friday, ... Read

Earl Gordon Holder

We celebrate the life of Earl Gordon Holder as a man of profound impact on all who ... Read

Penny Ridgeway

Penny Ridgeway, age 70, died peacefully on May 8, 2017, at Serenity House in Santa Barbara, California. ... Read

Shirley Hill

After a long battle with breast cancer, Shirley L. Hill, age 73, passed peacefully at Cottage Hospital ... Read

James (Jim) Dixon

James (Jim) Dixon, 69, passed away Saturday, June 10th peacefully at home with his wife, Shelly by ... Read

Whitey (Walter) Stefens

This will be the first Father’s Day, without my Dad, Whitey (Walter) Stefens. A memorial is scheduled ... Read

Robert E. Rowe

DATE OF BIRTH: May 7, 1943 DATE OF DEATH: June 6, 2017 AGE: 74 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

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