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Nevill Cramer: 1922-2013

Educator, Writer, Advocate

He served as president of four nonprofit boards, but his heart and soul were always in his hands-on volunteer work, which totaled 9,000 hours plus. Read story.

Barnaby Conrad: 1922-2013

Author, Painter, Bullfighter, Writers Conference Founder

Conrad formed the Santa Barbara Writers Conference to create writers and watch them grow. Read story.

Robert 'Rocky' Hilton: 1947-2012

Musician, Raconteur, Father, Irreplaceable Character

He preferred to be called Robert, but other monikers included "Mr. Personality," "Uncle Daddy," "El Cremo del Whippo," and some inappropriate for print. Read story.

Glenn Parks: 1921-2013

Gaviota Sharecropper

When he was working, which was always, Glenn Parks smelled of diesel fuel, malva weed, stale coffee, and the half-dozen dogs that perched in the back of his primeval jeep. Read story.

Robert Wilmott: 1948-2013

Graphic Artist, Santa Barbara Bowl Assistant House Supervisor

Although it should have been much longer, we are all fortunate to have had Robert in our lives. It's sad that we'll will never see his smiling face, or hear his cheery voice and laugh again, but he'll always be with us in our hearts. Read story.

Huell Howser: 1945-2013

Television Tourist; Lover of California; Charismatic Soul

Remembering the man behind California's Gold. Read story.

Alexandra Joyce Tang: 1988-2012

Daughter, Sister, Niece, Cousin, Friend

As soon as I heard I had a baby sister, I jumped for joy off every piece of furniture imaginable and sang at the top of my lungs. Read story.

Amelia Frank: 1936-2012

Ombudsperson, Animal Lover, Environmentalist, Left-Wing Democrat

My friend Amelia Frank was not a very public person, but her life was lived with the public good in mind. Read story.

James Victor: 1950-2012

Artist, Father, Extreme Athlete, Burning Man

His connection to the source of it all, and his ability to serve as a conduit to shower us all in beauty, will never be forgotten. Read story.

Dave Brubeck: 1920 – 2012

Jazz Great Brubeck Loved Coming to Santa Barbara

Pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, who died on December 5 at age 92, left a lasting mark not only on jazz but also on world culture. Read story.

Barry Alan Berkus: 1935-2012

Architect, Adventurer

The internationally renowned architect designed more than 600,000 residences, many on the South Coast. Read story.

Eleanor Anne Knapp Reynolds: 1915-2012

Advocate for Seniors

Eleanor attracted many people with her ready laugh, her great joy of life, her interest in others and their lives, and her empathy for those in need. Read story.

Swami Swahananda: 1921-2012

Head of the Vedanta Society of Southern California

Swahananda was a sannyasin of unconditional renunciation and a scholar with a bottomless curiosity about the world, renowned for his compassion, his flawless memory – and his insatiable appetite for jokes. Read story.

Andrew L. Jackson, 1958-2012

“The Guitar Chameleon”

The passionate and graceful way Andrew played brought joy to others, and that fueled his creativity in return. Read story.

Phyllis Zimmerman: 1934-2012

Choir Director

Never once did I come through my dear friend Phyllis Zimmerman's door, in all the years I visited her, to hear music playing. I came to realize that only a caretaker of silence can be a true caretaker of sound. Read story.

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Florence E. Coleman

Florence E. Coleman, 80, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 16, 2014. Private services. Arrangements entrusted to ... Read

Carlos Victor Hunt

Carlos Victor Hunt, of Los Angeles, California, died unexpectedly on August 31st, 2014, at 43 years of ... Read

Robert Meldau

Robert Meldau, 85, of Santa Maria, passed away September 10, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Verna Middleton

Verna Middleton, 77, of Carpinteria, passed away September 10, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary ... Read

Frank E. Butz

Frank E. Butz, 87, of Cambria, passed away September 13, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Charlotte Fink

Charlotte Fink, 69, of Santa Barbara, passed away on September 16, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Stanley A. Palmer

Stanley A. Palmer, 96, of Santa Barbara, passed away on September 10, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett ... Read

Raymond T. King

Raymond T. King, 84, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 15, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Dale Perkins

Dale Perkins, 81, of Pismo Beach, passed away on September 9, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Giovanni Battista Battagin

Giovanni (John) Battista Battagin, 99, passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Barbara, California on Sunday, ... Read

Robert E. Lee Bates

Bates, Robert E. Lee, Devoted Loving Husband, Adored Father, and Cherished Grandfather “Papa” passed away peacefully on ... Read

David Howard Holt

On August 31, 2014 David Howard Holt passed away at the age of 82. He is survived ... Read

Mitchell Summer

Mitchell Summer, 64, passed away on September 9th, 2014 in Summerland. Services are private. Read

Michael F. Bush

Michael Francis Bush passed away on Thursday, September fourth, 2014. He was preceded in death by his ... Read

Adrienne H. Doll

Adrienne H. Doll, 91, passed away in Santa Barbara on September 12th, 2014. Services will be private. Read

Mary Bartron

Mary Bartron, 100, passed away on September 3rd, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary (805) ... Read

Kingsley Hudson

Kingsley Hudson, 94, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 4th, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

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