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Patricia Everett Lacks

1941 - 2016

Dr. Patricia Lacks, age 75, passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara on December 3, 2016 after a 10-year battle with ...

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Dr. Joan Grumman

1933 - 2016

Joan Grumman, Professor of English at Santa Barbara City College from 1972¬1996, passed peacefully at Serenity House on December 1, ...

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Tom Merkel

Tom Merkel age 59 Artist and Friend Tom is survived by his brothers Nicholas, Benjamin, and Henry. Born in Cleveland, ...

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Margaret Lopez

1962 - 2016

Mom your loving caring and a beautiful person to all especially your family and friends you are the crazy glue ...

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Pat Wells Farwell

1919 - 2016

Pat Wells Farwell was born in Skagway, Alaska on January 26, 1919. He passed away November 19, 2016 at 97 ...

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Joy Ivern Fringer Saragosa

1943 - 2016

On Saturday, November 26, 2016, Joy Ivern Fringer Saragosa, 72, of Santa Barbara, California, passed peacefully from this world, and ...

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Dan P. Parks

1927 - 2011

...It was another Mesa Christmas Day back in 1965 for Realtor Dan P. Parks. Born 04/29/1927 in Burnt Hills NY, ...

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Patricia McCloskey

2016

Date of Death: November 29, 2016 Age: 87 Residence: Santa Barbara, CA Services: Memorial service will be held at a ...

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Cresenciano Hernandez (Chano/Joe) Vazquez

1933 - 2016

We have lost an amazing, kind and loving man that touched so many lives. He left us peacefully with family ...

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Herbert R. Pfannenstiel

DATE OF DEATH: 11/23/2016 AGE: 90 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Viewing at Welch-Ryce-Haider, 450 Ward Dr. on Saturday from ...

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Cresenciano H. Vazquez

DATE OF DEATH: 11/27/2016 AGE: 83 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Viewing at Welch-Ryce-Haider, 15 E. Sola St. on Saturday ...

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Don Warren

Date of Death: November 15, 2016 Age: 87 Residence: Santa Barbara, CA Services: Memorial service will be held at a ...

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Elizabeth Erin Neal

1968 - 2016

Elizabeth Erin Neal, 48, passed away November 16, 2016 after a short battle with cancer and pneumonia. Elizabeth was a ...

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John Fred Aros

1964 - 2016

John Fred Aros was born on April 27, 1964 in Santa Barbara, CA and went home to be with the ...

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Maria Elena Lorca

1930 - 2016

Maria Elena Lorca, our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, and a long time resident of Old Town Goleta, took her ...

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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

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

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

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