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John Barlow Olson

1959 - 2015

John Barlow Olson, beloved son, brother, uncle, great-uncle, cousin, friend and long time Santa Barbara resident, passed away on December ...

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Dr. Bernard Gondos

2017

Dr. Bernard Gondos born in New York Jan 6 1935, died unexpectedly on Jan 2nd 2017. He was a Pathologist ...

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Gloria (Doddie) Alvarado

2017

Gloria (Doddie) Alvarado passed Monday January 2, 2017. Doddie was a devoted wife and mother. Married to Albert (Kiko) Alvarado ...

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Ruth Elizabeth Baar

1922 - 2017

December 26, 1922-January 8, 2017 Ruth was born the day after Christmas in Suffern, NY to John Holder of Switzerland ...

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Theresa A. Baran

Date of Death: January 4, 2017 Age: 85 Residence: Goleta, CA Services: Viewing will be Thursday, January 12 at 6:30 ...

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Maria Luisa Garcia y Soler de Menzel

DATE OF BIRTH: May 22, 1920 DATE OF DEATH: January 9, 2017 AGE: 96 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA DATE, TIME ...

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Bernard Gondos

DATE OF DEATH: 1/03/2017 AGE: 81 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS: Please make a ...

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Jose Gallardo

DATE OF BIRTH: 04-08-1970 DATE OF DEATH: 01-07-2017 AGE: 46 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION:Visitation; Tuesday, 7pm followed by ...

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Matt Wilson

Celebration of Life Please join friends and family for a Celebration of Life for Matt Wilson this Saturday Jan. 14th ...

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Roderick (Rod) Paul Stevens

1929 - 2017

Rod Stevens passed away unexpectedly in the early hours of January 2, 2017 at the age of 87. Rod was ...

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Michael Peter Jogoleff

DATE OF BIRTH: March 24, 1946 DATE OF DEATH: January 7, 2017 AGE: 70 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA DATE, TIME ...

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Arthur Alexander Windecker III

1937 - 2016

Arthur Alexander Windecker III, of Goleta, passed away on December 7, 2016. Art was born in Newark, NJ on March ...

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Margaret Ann Harper

1922 - 2017

Margaret, beloved wife of Walter died of internal medical problems in Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara on 3rd January 2017 after ...

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Ofelia Ortega

1935 - 2017

Ofelia Ortega, 81, left her mark as she was an enthusiastic, generous and loving person. She came from Tototlán, Jalisco, ...

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Yvette Cecile Stanley

1969 - 2016

On Thursday, December 22, 2016, Yvette Stanley passed peacefully from this world, with her husband Kriss Stanley by her side. ...

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Born with a physical disability, Michael Jochim lived a life full of sports, archaeology, beach visits, humor, and freedom. Read

Mike Moses was a longtime ladder truck captain for Santa Barbara City Fire and lifeguard for Los Angeles County. Read

A strong backer of liberal causes, politicians, and publications, Stanley Sheinbaum blew the whistle on the CIA's covert torture program in Vietnam and later came to Santa Barbara to join the Hutchins Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Read

With a love of the natural world that he shared with all, renowned botanist Bob Haller preferred to see his Trees of Santa Barbara on the front seat of cars with smudge prints, dog-eared pages, and leaves stuck in it. Read

Danielle Chackel, the liaison for free legal clinics at Bankruptcy Court, was a wonderful listener who cared deeply for all living things. Read

An ob-gyn and a city councilmember for many years in the community, Dr. Dan Secord left behind a multitude of friends, many of who sang him a last farewell. Read

Tom Hayden was famous as a politician and 1960s radical, but the former altar boy was also an electrifying speaker. Read

An attorney and philosopher, Ed Laing worked for social justice during the dark days of the McCarthy era and up until he died. Read

Andrew Darke's coaching for Little League teams was only a part of his life, but his friendship and demeanor on the field profoundly affected the players and the parents. Read

Joan Magruder died reluctantly after a lifetime as a blonde hurricane, championing others while overcoming personal fears, and lovingly spoiling her grandchildren. Read

In the end, it was Ripkyn's goodness that made you swoon. Read

The writer of several novels and a fierce defender of the works of his father, John, Thomas Steinbeck left with the Perseid meteor shower this year. Read

Feisty and dogged, Sue Higman had learned at Pearl Chase's knee that the good fight was a tireless one, skills she used to save the Wilcox property. Read

After working with his mother at her Haley Street restaurant, Manuel Barajas opened his own Rose Café on the Mesa in 1980. Read

“When a Jew cries, 20 centuries cry with him or her," he told the author. Read

Dennis Spangler made hand-colored fabrics for an exclusive clientele, designed jewelry, and converted found objects into marvelous art pieces. Read

Cedric James Robinson was born in Oakland, California, on November 11, 1940. Read

On the frontlines of Santa Barbara environmentalism and politics for two decades, Bob Klausner lent his intellect and intensity to progressive goals. Read

Muhammad Ali, an ever greater showman, put it all on the line time after time in the ring, in his refusal to fight in Vietnam, and in his embrace of Islam. Read

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

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