In Memoriam: David MacLeod Brainard, 1955-2017

Renaissance Man

A true renaissance man, David Brainard had a resume that stretched across bartending and theater, as well as mediation and teaching tough kid Read story.

In Memoriam: Gilbert Ramirez, 1927-2018

Ever Young at Heart

Gil Ramirez was that rare individual who retained the best of his youth at age 90. Read story.

Remembering John 'Jack' Cantin

'Life’s purpose is to serve and inspire those around me.' —Jack Cantin Read story.

In Memoriam: Archie McLaren, 1942-2018

One of a Kind

Wine impresario Archie McLaren was a colorful, one-of-a-kind fine wine and food enthusiast. Read story.

In Memoriam: Dennie Ferry LaTourelle, 1940-2018

Explorer of the Self and Beyond

Dennie LaTourelle explored the inner depths, within herself and also in teaching others, while finding the time to start Santa Barbara’s Birth Resource Center. Read story.

George Edward McClintock: 1929-2017

Opened the Spigot, a Jazz Club

George McClintock’s jazz club, the Spigot, brought world-famous jazz musicians to Santa Barbara in the 1950s and 1960s. Read story.

Remembering the Victims of the Montecito Mudslides

Children, Students, Young Adults, Middle-Aged Executives, Landscapers, Well-to-Do Retirees, Immigrants from Near and Far

Children, students, young adults, middle-aged executives, landscapers, well-to-do retirees, immigrants from near and far Read story.

In Memoriam: Betty Klausner, 1928-2017

Built Santa Barbara's Contemporary Arts Scene

Betty Klausner was instrumental in bringing a contemporary arts presence to old-world Santa Barbara. Read story.

In Memoriam: Fredrick ‘Freddy’ Caston, 1927-2017


Freddy Caston’s career began as a home builder, but he was always a painter. After a one-man show, he began working in Spain, Morocco, and finally landed in Santa Barbara in the mid-’70s. Read story.

In Memoriam: Elden ‘Bud’ Boothe, 1925-2017

Political and Social Activist

From supporting civil rights to opposing the nuclear program at Vandenberg, Bud Boothe, a WWII veteran, had a passion for peace. Read story.

In Memoriam: Silvio Dante DiLoreto, 1925-2017

Santa Barbara Businessperson, Mentor, Philanthropist

The president of Sunset Realty for more than 60 years, Silvio DiLoreto got his start in 1955 when he sold four homes in 30 days and made $800. Eureka! Read story.

In Memoriam: James Gilmore Mills, 1926-2017

Wilderness Protector

Since the age of 11, Jim Mills enjoyed outdoor adventures in Santa Barbara’s backcountry, later helping to establish the San Rafael Wilderness, the Dick Smith Wilderness, and Channel Islands National Park. Read story.

In Memoriam: Harry Brown, MD, 1930-2017

Founder of Surgical Eye Expeditions International

Thanks to Harry Brown, a half million people living in third-world countries had their sight restored. Read story.

In Memoriam: Robert Casier, 1926-2017

An SBCC Founder

Robert Casier began teaching in 1955 at the college that became Santa Barbara City College, earning a reputation as a memorable teacher. Read story.

In Memoriam: Keith Julius Puccinelli, 1950-2017

Keith Puccinelli was one of the most singular and significant artists in Southern California, often using humor, corny or biting, in unflinching depictions of life. Read story. publishes Death Notices, with Service information, at no charge. They appear online and in our Thursday newspaper, if space allows.. Extended Obituaries are also available for a nominal fee.

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Matthew Hoyne

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 08/17/2018 Age: 53 Occupation: - Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

Genevieve Wright

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 08/14/2018 Age: 87 Occupation: Defense Weapons Assembler Arrangements by: Coast ... Read

Edward Yount

County Residence: Goleta Date of Death: 08/09/2018 Age: 69 Occupation: Painter Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations Ventura ... Read

Betty Jo Stephens

Betty Jo Stephens, age 86, beloved mother, grandmother, philanthropist, and humanitarian passed away peacefully in her sleep ... Read

Monty Jantzen

Monty Jantzen 75 (AKA Ken Miller), of Santa Barbara, California, died August 6, 2018 at Serenity House ... Read

Hans Pukke

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 08/14/2018 Age: 60 Occupation: Luthier, Sole Proprietor-Guitar Shop Arrangements by: ... Read

C. Reno Chackel

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE in loving memory of C. RENO CHACKEL June 3, 1926-June 5, 2018 La ... Read

Robert Thompson

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 08/07/2018 Age: 65 Occupation: Driver Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

Steven "Steve" Bruce Holmstrom

Steve Holmstrom of “Cowboystar Guitars” reunited with his beloved wife, Gail, on July 17, 2018. Steve was ... Read

Alfred Baltes

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 08/05/2018 Age: 86 Occupation: Owner/Operator Motorcycle Shop Arrangements by: Coast ... Read

Doris Flahive

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 08/10/2018 Age: 91 Occupation: Licensed Vocational Nurse Arrangements by: Coast ... Read

Miguel Angel Garcia

DATE OF BIRTH: April 7, 1975 DATE OF DEATH: August 11, 2018 AGE: 43 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara ... Read

Dorothy C. Campbell

Dorothy Campbell passed away peacefully July 20th at her home in Carpinteria. Born in 1922 to Victor ... Read

Elizabeth Hollingsworth

On August 6, 2018, the world lost the kindest, sweetest, most caring and compassionate woman the world ... Read

Craig Sherson

Craig Sherson was born in Cottage Hospital on April 22, 1956 and spent his entire life in ... Read

M. Lonnie Wu

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, healer, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones July 13, ... Read

Lillian E. Dell

Lillian E. Dell died recently. She was 97 years old. Lillian was very active in volunteer work ... Read

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