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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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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Ihsan Ali Saib


1925 - 2016

Ihsan Ali Saib, also known as Ihsan-Bey, made his way to paradise on Sunday, May 22, 2016. He was comforted

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Imelda O’Brien


1931 - 2014

Imelda O’Brien 1931-2014 Imelda O’Brien, nee Phelan, passed away on October 8, 2014, at her son Sean’s home in Ireland,

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