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Ross McMurry: 1939-2020

I lost my friend this week. It still hasn’t quite set in. We were supposed to have lunch on Friday, like we do most weeks.

Edwin Austin Shaw: 1947-2020

Edwin Shaw was a natural teacher. Every summer, he helped children at Lobero Circus Camp build their wildest ideas out of recycled cardboard; for years, he was the Artist-in-Residence of the Summer Solstice Workshop; and every school year, he worked with developmentally disabled teenagers in classrooms around Santa Barbara County.

Mike Moropoulos: 1930-2020

Moropoulos instilled the values of good sportsmanship during a 35-year career as a coach, teacher, and administrator at Santa Barbara High.

Donald Lee Margerum: 1926-2020

Though his drink was a Perfect Manhattan, Don Margerum embraced and funded the concept of a wine bar — the Wine Cask — which at the time was unique.

Carl and Jo Lindros: 1936-2019

One year ago this month, Santa Barbara lost two of its most involved citizens, Carl and Jo Lindros, quiet philanthropists who supported many community charities and educational institutions and organizations.

George Chelini: 1931-2020

In 1958, George Chelini became the executive director of the Goleta Boys Club, and he went on to form the United Boys and Girls Clubs, having a big, positive impact on the kids growing up in Santa Barbara County.

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