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Mario (Walter) Cimmarrusti, OFM: 1931 - 2013

The Worst of What We Lived

A notorious Catholic priest who abused many boys at St. Anthony's Seminary died on November 23, 2013. Read story.

Pete Seeger: 1919-2014

D.J. Palladino Remembers a Folk Music Icon

Following Seeger's death on January 27, D.J. Palladino looks back on the moment he crowned the songwriter a hero. Read story.

My Old Hero

A Tribute to Barry Spacks

I’ve long considered myself Barry Spacks’s unofficial apprentice. Read story.

Jonny Wallis: 1946 - 2013

A Founding Mother of the City of Goleta

A tireless advocate for Goleta's cityhood, Jonny Wallis sat on the young city's first council and was mayor. Read story.

Robert Christensen: 1928 - 2013

Deep-Sea Diving Pioneer, Educator, and Gentleman

A deep-sea diving pioneer, Christensen was one of the first tenured instructors in SBCC's Marine Technology Program. Read story.

Joy Parkinson: 1924 – 2013

A Hero Moves On

A hero moves on. Read story.

Katherine "K.G." Ann Grgich: 1958 – 2013

Daughter, Sister, Natural Healer

Wherever she lived K.G.'s generous spirit spurred her to volunteer to help troubled youth, animal shelters, a Hawaiian-culture group in Kona. Read story.

Nelson Mandela: 1918 – 2013

Das Williams 'Remembers' Nelson Mandela

When the first post-apartheid election campaign began, Das Williams headed to South Africa and worked to get Mandela elected. Read story.

Michelle D. Falvey: 1962-2013

Radiant and Magical Being, Psychotherapist

Family and friends recall a selfless and tender woman who helped many. Read story.

Cork Millner: 1931-2013

Teacher, Mentor, Writer

A popular teacher, mentor, and writer, Cork Millner was known as The Man Who Launched a Thousand Pens. Read story.

Arnita Matthews: 1941 – 2013

Wise Friend, Gentle Soul

For my friend, as she was slowly being evicted from this mortal coil, I couldn’t help but feel the universe was lapping at the soul of the wrong person. Read story.

Albert 'Bud' Wheelon: 1929-2013

Scientist, Patriot, Gentleman

Albert "Bud" Wheelon, developer of the first U.S. spy satellite, was a quiet man who lived with his adored wife Cicely on a side street in Montecito without drawing attention to himself. Read story.

Henry H. Tai, 1922-2012

Journalist, Librarian, Community Builder

Our father set out from his home village in Jiangsu Province for a 1,000-mile trek through war-torn China in 1943. His sole purpose: to go to college. Read story.

Mary Carol Edwards, 1924 – 2013

Spiritual Seeker, Wise Woman

The Rev. Dr. Mary Carol Edwards, a spiritual seeker and wise woman, died peacefully on August 22, in a hospice in Abingdon, Virginia. Read story.

George Delmerico, 1945-2013

First Art Director of The Santa Barbara Independent

George developed the look of The Independent and made it look easy. Read story.

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Gregory Allen Knudson

On July 14, 2015 Gregory Allen Knudson was taken in a paragliding accident in the Vosges, France. ... Read

Jaya Thomas Jacob

Jaya Thomas Jacob, born January 2, 1945, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2015, at his home ... Read

Robertson C. Scott

Bob Scott passed away Aug. 10, 2015 at age 93. Although his body just wore out, his ... Read

Dana Leslie Schorr

After a life worthy of an adventure novel, fighting for social justice and exploring the world in ... Read

Patricia Elaine Harris

Patricia Elaine Harris, 49, has passed into eternal peace, Friday, August 7, 2015 at the Serenity House ... Read

Nina Faye Podlesny

Nina Faye Podlesny was born to Leonard Albert Watson and Ada Watson, (née Ada Estelle Crumbly) on ... Read

Steven M. Cobb

Steven M. Cobb, 70, of Santa Barbara passed away on August 21, 2015. Services Pending. Read

Anna Freidell

Anna M. Freidell, 85, of Santa Barbara passed away on August 21, 2015. A Memorial Service will ... Read

Doris Mae Quinn

Doris Mae (Moses) Quinn, the proclaimed “Mayor of Medio,” died in her sleep on August 12, 2015. ... Read

William Sheatsley

William (Bill) Sheatsley was born on November 27, 1941 in Columbus, Ohio. His parents were Erica Rachel ... Read

Alan Wallace

On 8/6/15, after a brief but intensive battle with metastatic melanoma, Alan passed away with many friends ... Read

Edward R. Kalman

Edward R. Kalman, 93, of Santa Barbara passed away on August 13, 2015. Private Services. Read

Kelly J. Saunders

Kelly J. Saunders, 99, of Santa Barbara passed away on August 18, 2015. Private Services. Read

David K. Winter

David K. Winter went to be with the Lord he so dearly loved on August 15 at ... Read

Eugene Joseph Ceriale

Eugene Joseph Ceriale, 87, of Santa Barbara passed away on August 12, 2015. Graveside service at Goleta ... Read

Patricia Harris

Patricia Harris 49,of Santa Barbara, passed away at Serenity House on August 7, 2015. A Celebration of ... Read

Martin Frost

Martin Frost died suddenly on August 3, 2015, in a diving accident on holiday in the Maldives. ... Read

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