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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Jim Clendenen: 1953-2021


In 1989, with the help of the Miller family, Jim, Adam Tolmach, and I built a winery at the Bien Nacido Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley. Jim and I have continued to make our wines in the same winery ever since.

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JAMES R JULCA


1935 - 2021

James Julca, beloved teacher, father and grandfather passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Barbara, CA on May 13,

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Brian Richard Volpi


1974 - 2021

00 Garden Street and Cabrillo Boulevard Palm Park Parking Lot Saturday July 17th @ 10am

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Manuel Perez Torres


1924 - 2021

Rosary: Tuesday, 7pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider Santa Barbara Chapel. Mass; Wednesday, 10am at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Interment at Calvary

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Tanchis Alcerro


1924 - 2021

Private inurnment will be held at the Mausoleum at Mission Santa Barbara. A celebration of life will be held later

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Ken Lee Koster


1964 - 2021

Visitation; Sunday, May 23, 2021, 11am to 5pm with Memorial Service; Monday, May 24, 2021, 11am at the Welch-Ryce-Haider Goleta

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Raymond De La Cerda


1953 - 2021

Visitation: Wednesday, March 10th, 5pm – Rosary:7pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider/Mass: Thursday, March 11th, 10:30am Our Lady Guadalupe. Interment at Calvary

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Raymond De La Cerda


1953 - 2021

Visitation:Wednesday, 3/10, 5pm – Rosary at 7pm at the Welch-Ryce-Haider on Sola. Mass:Thursday, 03/11, 10am at St.Raphael’s Church. Calvary Cemetery

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Antonio Bisol, Jr


1927 - 2021

A celebration of life will prayerfully be in the fall when gathering together is safer.

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Robert Theodore Ward


1931 - 2021

Robert T. Ward was a beloved husband and father. He loved travel, music, reading and rowing on the ocean. He

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Jerry Stewart


1934 - 2021

Jerry Stewart was adopted as an infant by devout Mormons, Adiel Stewart (then Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah) and

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Dr. Harvey Stancer


1926 - 2021

Dr. Harvey Stancer was born in Toronto, on March 6, 1926, where he and his sister Mildred were raised by

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Peter A. Schramm


1947 - 2021

Peter Schramm was born in Santa Barbara to Edward W. Schramm and Janet Angell Schramm. Since childhood Peter had a

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Kenneth Alexander McAshan


1949 - 2021

Kenneth Alexander McAshan passed away from complications of Parkinson’s Disease on September 29, 2021 in Houston, Texas, at age 72.

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George Frederick Begg


1944 - 2021

George Frederick Begg passed away peacefully at home in Goleta on August 7, at the age of 77. George was

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Rochelle Rose


1949 - 2021

Rochelle Rose passed away on October 5, 2021 of natural causes. Born in 1949 to loving parents James and Dorothy

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Sheila MacAvoy Block


1931 - 2021

Sheila MacAvoy Block died peacefully at her Santa Barbara home, Wednesday, September 22, 2021. She was 90 years old. Sheila

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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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Vince Deral


1944 - 2021

1944 – 2021 Vince left this earth suddenly at home on September 14. He was seventy-seven. Born March 25, 1944,

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