Margaret "Peggy" Louise Hurst: 1930-2016

A Passion for the Road

Peggy Hurst is remembered as a "home economist" extraordinaire with a passion for hitting the road. Read story.

Jonathan Edward Bailey: 1952-2016

A Good Cop

Jon Bailey enjoyed being a guardian. He was good at it, because he loved what he did. Read story.

Walter Kohn: 1923-2016

Nobel Laureate, Physicist, Peace Advocate

Though science and physics were his life, Walter Kohn was a humanist, artist, and philosopher who mentored and inspired students and colleagues alike. Read story.

Harold ‘Rusty’ Fairly: 1932-2016

Athlete, Coach, City Councilmember

Rusty Fairly was a tough football and baseball coach for UCSB and SBCC, and he later brought his down-to-earth style to the City Council. Read story.

Thomas Blatt: 1927-2015

A Witness to the Horrors of Sobibór

Thomas Blatt survived the Sobibór death camp and went on to tell the story the Nazis tried to erase. Read story.

George Gaynes: 1917-2016

Gifted Actor of Many Genres

The gifted actor’s career spanned multiple decades and genres. Read story.

Weidong 'Henry' Han, Huijie 'Jennie' Yu, and Emily Han

Irreplaceable Loss to the Community

The grief and disbelief over the horrifying murders of herbalist Henry Han, Jennie Yu, and Emily Han are powerful testimony to the place they held in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Hilda Wenner: 1935-2016

Folk Musician and Teacher

Many remember the Adult Ed classes taught by Hilda Wenner, with a roomful of guitars propelling the music forward. Read story.

Jean Louise Thomson: 1958-2016

Cyclist, Swimmer, Gardener, Friend

A big, happy kid who loved to play outside, Jean Thomson had a cheerful enthusiasm that won her friends everywhere she went. Read story.

John Joseph Alvarado: 1933-2016

A Very Good Life

Relatives, friends, and customers alike remember John Alvarado's integrity and kindness; he leaves behind a proud heritage. Read story.

George Solinas: 1926-2015

A Builder of Community

George Solinas worked with the United Farm Workers, La Casa de la Raza, and many others who needed his artistry and building skills. Read story.

William Matthew Connell: 1954-2016

Hot Dog Man, Legislative Crusader

Bill Connell nourished customers with hot dogs and wise-cracking asides at his Carpinteria Bluffs stand — with which he won for all veteran vendors tax-free status. Read story.

Dr. Marianna Masin: 1918-2015

Distinguished Cancer Researcher

A survivor of Majdanek prison camp, Dr. Marianna Masin pioneered early cancer detection with her husband at Sansum Medical Research Foundation. Read story.

James Louis Pattillo: 1920-2015

One of the Greatest Generation

From humble beginnings, Jim Pattillo became a decorated WWII pilot and judge of the Santa Barbara courts. Read story.

Kenji Ota: 1923 - 2015

Martial Arts and Ballroom Dance Sensei

Gruff, warm, commanding, and relentlessly generous, Ken Ota combined the teaching of martial arts and ballroom dance. Read story. publishes Death Notices, with Service information, at no charge. They appear online and in our Thursday newspaper, if space allows.. Extended Obituaries are also available for a nominal fee.

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Brian Michael McCarty

Brian Michael McCarty, 51, of Bakersfield, CA, died after a heart attack on Sunday, March 4, 2018. ... Read

Linnea E. Pascoe

PASCOE, Linnea E. (nee Allen) It is with great sadness we report the passing of Linn Pascoe. ... Read

Logan James Parkinson

It is with great sadness that the family of Logan James Parkinson announces his passing away on ... Read

Anita Rodriguez Sargent

Our mom, Anita Rodriguez Sargent, is now at peace. No more pain, no more uncooperative body—her struggle ... Read

Larry W. Chandler

Just after dawn on February 7,2018 the angels came with their wings of light and carried one ... Read

Catherine Lara

A celebration of life for Catherine Lara will be held on April 7, 2018. A Memorial Service ... Read

Donna Cooper

Donna Cooper born, November 18, 1933 in Kansas City, Mo. transitioned to heaven on March 4, 2018 ... Read

Thomas John Urban

Tom succumbed to complications arising from a long and courageous battle with cancer drug therapy on March ... Read

Douglas (Doug) M. Wasil

Douglas (Doug) M. Wasil, born Nov 8, 1955 passed away Feb 7, 2018 in Colorado Springs, CO ... Read

Christopher Eugene "Knowlzie" Knowles

Friend, brother, uncle and day dad to Bailey “We love you man!” We will miss seeing your ... Read

Raymond "Cory" James Orosco

After a four year battle with cancer, Cory passed on Wednesday November 8, 2017 peacefully at Santa ... Read

Armand Schmitter

Memorial Barbeque for Armand Schmitter, Saturday March 24, 11am-2pm. Carpinteria Women's Club, 1059 Vallacito Road, Carpinteria. Please ... Read

Frank Steven Souza

Frank passed away peacefully on February 6, 2018, at the beautiful Serenity House. He was a loving ... Read

Edward "Eddie" Beltran

Edward “Eddie” Beltran died peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of February 10, 2018. ... Read

Royce Stauffer

County Residence: Carpinteria Date of Death: 03/02/2018 Age: 99 Occupation: Chemist Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations Ventura ... Read

Charles Escareno

County Residence: Carpinteria Date of Death: 02/23/2018 Age: 67 Occupation: Carpenter Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations Ventura ... Read

Jamie Gardner

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 02/20/2018 Age: 59 Occupation: Textile Artist Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

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