1973 - 2011, Santa Barbara
Our beloved son and brother died peacefully at home in Santa Barbara on December 20, 2011. He is deeply missed.
Thor was born on August 22, 1973 in New Zealand. He came to California with his family at the age of four. He was a graduate of Turlock High School, Class of 1991, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, Class of 1995. An avid golfer, Thor enjoyed sports and the outdoors. He had an affinity for the natural world, loved dogs and all creatures great and small. He will be remembered too for his sense of humor and quick wit.
For much of his adult life, Thor struggled courageously with a severe mental disability. True to his nature, he never gave in. A brave heart and sweet soul, he is at rest.
Thor is survived by his parents, Salvi and Karen Dellabarca: his brother, Casey Dellabarca, and sister-in-law, De Anna Dellabarca; his niece and nephew, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A private memorial service was held on Wednesday, Dec. 28th, in Santa Barbara.
Donations in Thor’s name may be made to: Willbridge of Santa Barbara, 2904 State St., Santa Barbara CA 93105; or Doctors Without Walls, P.O. Box 3751, Santa Barbara CA 93103.