Sam Cunningham: 1950-2021


The qualities that set Sam Cunningham apart and made him the brightest star in the constellation of sports figures during my lifetime were his genuineness, his honesty, and his decency.

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Leon Litwack: 1929-2021


American historian Leon Litwack had a distinguished career that included a Pulitzer Prize-winning books and four decades teaching at UC Berkeley. Born in Santa Barbara, he returned in 2013 to give a talk, the preview for which we run again here.

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Tara Haaland-Ford: 1972-2021


Tara Haaland-Ford told the author that being diagnosed with stage four cancer helped her identify what she should be doing with her time. That included fighting for causes that she believed in and recruiting others, for instance, against the gang injunction, establishing a Teen Legal Clinic, and creating the S.B. Survivors Network after the Montecito mudslides.

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Hal Conklin: 1945-2021


A take-charge leader for Santa Barbara since the formation of the Community Environmental Council in 1970, Hal Conklin was 17 years a City Councilmember, mayor briefly, with active interest in the arts, historic preservation, and community planning and development.

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Philip Scott Wilcox


1931 - 2021

A celebration of life will take place Saturday, December 18, 1:00pm at All Saints By The Sea Church 83 Eucalyptus

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Michael Harvey Friedman


1945 - 2021

I will be sending you an email of the obit and photo of Michael when i can figure them out.

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Glen Neikirk


1922 - 2021

Viewing Sat. 10/23 9:30-11:30 am Welch-Ryce, 15 E. Sola Graveside service after viewing Calgary Cemetary, memorial service 12/4, Masonic Temple

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Matthew Warner McGrew


2021 - 2021

Memorial service at Calvary Chapel of Santa Barbara on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at noon. The address is 1 North

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Guadalupe Martinez


1946 - 2021

Memorial service October 2, 2021 at Saint Rafael Church at 10:00 am. Celebration of Life to follow Moose Hall 110

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Jess T. Martinez


1921 - 2021

Jess passed away peacefully on Aug 30, 2021. He was 100 yrs old. Funeral Mass will be held at St.

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Paulette Josephine Hoffman


1940 - 2021

Long-time Santa Barbara resident Paulette Josephine Hoffman, 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Serenity House on November 12,

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Billy Keith Wright


1947 - 2021

We’ve lost one of the good ones. Billy Keith “BK” Wright, 73, passed away in Santa Barbara, California on October

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Arthur W. Barron


1920 - 2021

Arthur W. Barron, 100, formerly a resident of Joliet, Illinois died on October 24, 2021, at his home in Santa

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Julie Vanderwilt


1945 - 2021

Julie wanted a short, simple obituary – maybe a sentence or two, plus a picture. I must apologize to her,

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Richard William Jensen


1937 - 2020

Richard William Jensen was laid to rest at Santa Barbara Cemetery in a private ceremony for the immediate family. Present

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Josephine Sneddon


1929 - 2021

Josephine Sneddon was born on March 26, 1929 in Santa Barbara to Nellie Pommier and Herbert Lausch. She died at

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Dorris West Goodrich


1920 - 2021

Dorris West Goodrich, long-time Santa Barbara resident, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2021, at the age of 101. She

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Edward Charlie Arbuckle


1928 - 2021

Ed’s life spanned exactly 93 years. He was born in Oak Creek, Colorado on October 28, 1928 and he died

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Frederick H. Hofmann


1947 - 2021

Born in Monterey County, raised in Santa Barbara, a San Marcos High School alum and UCSB grad with B.A. and

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Carolyn Jeanne Nielsen


Carolyn Nielsen passed away peacefully at home on the morning of November 5, 2021, surrounded by her partner (Belinda Salazar),

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