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Richard García: 1947–2014

Un Hombre de la Raza

A Vietnam vet and UCSB graduate, García worked for equality for Hispanic peoples. Read story.

Swingin' Dave Collert: 1952-2014

Guitar Master

Master guitarist David Collert was known as “Swingin’ Dave” thanks to his guitar prowess and larger-than-life persona. Read story.

Ralph Fertig: 1939-2014

Bicycle Hero

So many solutions to bicycle and pedestrian safety in Santa Barbara can be laid at Ralph Fertig's feet. Read story.

To Richard

Remembering a Neighbor Who Didn't Live in a House

Remembering a neighbor who didn't live in a house. Read story.

Remembering Tom Sneddon

I am the only lawyer who tried six felonies to a jury verdict against TWS, and then I worked for him for 24 years after I quit defense work. Read story.

Darcy Aston: 1959-2014

Watershed Woman

Though Darcy has passed on, her signs can be found, literally, around town: interpretive signs about plants and animals and “no dumping, drains to ocean” signs on storm drains. Read story.

Thomas W. Sneddon, Jr.: 1941 – 2014

A Great and Caring District Attorney

Santa Barbara County's District Attorney from 1983-2006, Tom loved his family first, then his job, friends, softball, golf, and Notre Dame. Read story.

Rob Puddicombe: 1950-2014

Compassionate Activist

An activist to save I.V.'s Perfect Park, he also tried to prevent the extermination of the black rats of Anacapa Island. Read story.

Joanne Maureen Miller: 1928 - 2014

A Courageous Fighter for Equality

Many remember Jo for serving those less fortunate and for leading community causes. Read story.

John L. Sirois III: 1946-2014

The Sage of Summerland

Smart, steady, and kind, John Sirois was a fine photographer, respected real estate agent, and a regular at the Summerland Post Office. Read story.

Alfred 'Al' Alvarez: 1961-2014

SBPD Records Specialist and Friend

Remembering Al Alvarez, a records specialist at SBPD and friend. Read story.

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.

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Aaron Louis Lieberman

Born January 12, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA. Aaron Louis Lieberman died peacefully at home in Santa Barbara ... Read

Ann Montgomery Brower

Ann Montgomery Brower, writer and artist, died at age 83 in her home in Goleta, Calif., on ... Read

Ronald Ousey

Ronald Ousey was born in Rochdale England on March 6, 1928. His parents were William and Florence ... Read

Robert Bryan Jameson

DATE OF BIRTH: 3/23/1950 DATE OF DEATH: 6/15/2016 AGE: 66 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Memorial Service ... Read

James Siebert

Dearly loved friend, father, and fine artist extraordinaire, James Siebert, swiftly and peacefully passed away in Santa ... Read

Joseph Michael Navarro

DATE OF BIRTH: 3/23/1991 DATE OF DEATH: 6/14/2016 AGE: 25 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Private Services. Read

Dr. Jennifer Fortman

Born in Stevenage, England in October of 1948 to American WWII veteran, Bob Sulzbach, and English woman, ... Read

William "Bill" Underwood Jr.

Bill Underwood, 89, died peacefully in his sleep at home in Long Beach, CA on May 5, ... Read

Lavell Canley

DATE OF BIRTH: 12/20/1946 DATE OF DEATH: 6/10/2016 AGE: 69 RESIDENCE: Oxnard. SERVICE INFORMATION: Visitation at Welch- ... Read

Maria Anna Herzog

Maria Anna Herzog “Ann,” age 88, resident of Oxnard for over 40 years, passed away on Friday, ... Read

Katherine Jones Starr

STARR, Katherine Jones was a spirited, generous, and courageous woman of uncommon fortitude. She succumbed peacefully at ... Read

Sue Leota Harris

On Sunday June 5, 2016, Sue Leota Harris passed away at her home in Santa Barbara CA, ... Read

Gilles Dupuis

Gilles Dupuis passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home in southern Oregon on May 20, ... Read

Manuel Mata Barajas

Manuel Mata Barajas, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away on May 11, ... Read

George Taborsky

George Taborsky was born in Budapest, Hungary on February 12th, 1928, to Dr. Otto Taborsky, a historian, ... Read

Brian Craig Hutchinson

Brian Craig Hutchinson passed away on May 24th, 2016 peacefully and surrounded by loved ones after a ... Read

Zygmunt & Helena Weyna

Zygmunt and Helena Weyna, Santa Barbara residents of the San Roque area, were born in Poland in ... Read

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