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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.

In Memoriam: Dwayne DeVries, 1952-2017

Warm-Hearted Friend

People from all walks of life have been coming forward with stories of Dwayne DeVries’s generosity, charismatic goodwill, and friendship. Read story.

In Memoriam: Whitney Victoria Lindelof, 1986-2017

From Blue Baby to Feisty Cat Lady

Whitney Lindelof was a force of uncontainable light and fire who refused to be limited by a difficult, big heart within a very fragile body. Read story.

In Memoriam: Michael J. Treman, 1946-2017

‘We wish him only fair winds.’

A competitive sailor, crew coach, and family man, Mike Treman’s time working at Camp Pendleton's Brig ignited a passion to help the incarcerated that led to a career as a federal criminal defense attorney for people who could not afford one. Read story.

In Memoriam: John A. Sonquist, 1931-2017

Musician, Intellectual, Activist, Family Man

Chances are that if you went to hear classical music in the last 50 years in Santa Barbara, you would have either run into John A. Sonquist or heard him play. Read story.

In Memoriam: Joseph ‘Joseppi’ Scozzaro: 1943-2017

An Entrepreneur, Santa Barbara Style

At Joseppi’s in the ’80s, community was created in the best of ways, brought together by Joe Scozzaro’s love of music, people, and the accordion. Read story.

Jeanne Graffy: 1925-2017

Community Leader, Community Planner

A selfless, quietly effective community leader, Jeanne Graffy served both city and county, fighting to protect neighborhoods and keep creeks clean. Read story.

Gary Ray Chafe: 1937-2017

Artist, Rebel, Wit, and Friend

Gary Chafe was an artist for more than 60 years, and he also founded the Yes Store, was an activist against Big Oil, and helped many along their artistic path. Read story.

In Memoriam: Chris Casebeer, 1946-2017

Expert in the Art of Friendship

In real estate for 44 years, Chris Casebeer’s clients became his friends, and his friends became his clients. Read story.

Doug Miller: 1941-2017

Radical Christian

During his search for authentic Christianity, Doug Miller challenged seminary students to think broadly, supported the interfaith community, and built housing for the homeless. Read story.

Joanne ‘Jody’ White: 1922-2017

Fought the Good Fight for Santa Ynez Valley

Enamored of the natural beauty and rural, agricultural character of the Santa Ynez Valley, Jody White devoted many years to protecting it. Read story.

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Carolyn Ann Roche

Carolyn Ann Roche, 65, of Santa Barbara, CA passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018 after a ... Read

Jeffrey Allen Rubinstein

Jeffrey Allen Rubinstein, 67, of Pawleys Island, SC passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 8, ... Read

Linda Suarez

DATE OF BIRTH: March 30, 1947 DATE OF DEATH: November 10, 2018 AGE: 71 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

William H. "BILL" Lewis

God grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things ... Read

Elva Verona Jorgensen

Elva was born in 1921 to Danish parents, Jens and Jenny Husted in Sac City, Iowa and ... Read

Charles Anthony Abraham

Charles Anthony Abraham, 67, suddenly passed away on October 11, 2018. Chuck, aka “the Gorilla,” was a ... Read

Cynthia O’Shaughnessy

Cynthia O’Shaughnessy was born on 11/10/1955 in Downey, CA and returned to heaven on the 8th of ... Read

June Cuff Smith

June Smith, age 92, passed away at Vista Del Monte in Santa Barbara, California on Friday, November ... Read

Ursula Mahlendorf

Ursula Mahlendorf passed away on October 31, 2018 at the age of 89 after a short illness. ... Read

Joey Lamar West

HOMECOMING WILL BE NOVEMBER 17th, 2018 AT OAK PARK FROM 11:00 AM-4:00 PM Read

Linda Kay Raney

Linda Kay Raney, a Santa Barbara resident for more than 35 years, passed away peacefully at home ... Read

Robbie Yamada

Sep 6, 1979-Nov 4, 2018 Resident of San Jose. Robbie Yamada, 39, beloved son, baby brother and ... Read

Ernest Brooks

Ernest Brooks was born 5/19/37 and passed away peacefully on 10/24/18. He grew up in Carpinteria. After ... Read

Joanna Morgan

Always Willing to Love Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Joanna peacefully passed away at home October 20, 2018 at ... Read

Susan Macartney

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 10/24/2018 Age: 74 Occupation: Sales Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

Stephen Williams

County Residence: Goleta Date of Death: 10/27/2018 Age: 73 Occupation: Trap and Skeet Club Manager Arrangements by: ... Read

Charles "Wendell" Casey Jr.

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 10/31/2018 Age: 87 Occupation: Owner/Operator Landscaping Co. Arrangements by: Coast ... Read

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