In Memoriam: Elias Hanna: 1944-2020


As his names suggest, the young Palestinian poet Elias Hanna was tangled up in God, and so mysteriously mixed in grand portions of love with his pragmatism. The little details. The ingredients in his mother’s falafel recipe.

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In Memoriam Valéry Ryvkin 1960-2020


Valéry Ryvkin might not have been central casting’s version of a maestro, but when his glistening head popped up in the orchestra pit for Opera Santa Barbara performances, audiences shouted, “Bravo, bravo, Valéry!”

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In Memoriam: Joan Fairfield, 1939–2019


Candid and truthful, but always hopeful and optimistic, Joan Fairfield, a victim advocate for the District Attorney’s Office, found the magic combination of words to calm the clearly upset, talk with the mother of a murdered child, or comfort a teenage rape victim.

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Ila Vranish


1921 - 2021

Ila Vranish passed away in the early hours of Monday, August 23rd, 2021. She was born in Fargo, North Dakota

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Ilene P. Dietrich


1948 - 2021

Ilene Dietrich of Goleta passed away on the Fourth of July to her ultimate freedom in Heaven. Ilene is now

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Irma Velazquez Borrayo


Irma Velazquez Borrayo passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 21, 2021, in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 63.

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Ian Webb


Ian Webb passed away November 7. He was born in 1938 and lived in Santa Barbara for much of his

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Iris (Dugas) Rigoli


1931 - 2020

Iris (Dugas) Rigoli died peacefully on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, in Santa Barbara, CA. She was born in Waltham, MA,

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Isabel Hayden Bartolome


Isabel Hayden Bartolome, 97, died peacefully at her home in Santa Barbara on October 17, 2019. Isabel, the daughter of

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Ian B. Rhodes


Ian B Rhodes, Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCSB, passed away peacefully at Serenity House surrounded by

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Ida Mae Perreault


1926 - 2018

Ida Mae Perreault went to Heaven on August 31, 2018 at the age of 92 years. She was born in

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Italo (Sonny) Castagnola


1928 - 2017

Italo (Sonny) Castagnola, grandpa extraordinaire, commercial fisherman, war veteran, and survivor of inviting Julia Child over for a home cooked

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