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John L. Sirois III: 1946-2014

The Sage of Summerland

Smart, steady, and kind, John Sirois was a fine photographer, respected real estate agent, and a regular at the Summerland Post Office. Read story.

Alfred 'Al' Alvarez: 1961-2014

SBPD Records Specialist and Friend

Remembering Al Alvarez, a records specialist at SBPD and friend. Read story.

Lyn Carman: 1936 – 2014

A Friend to All

One of the first U.S. women to cross the finish line in a marathon, Lyn Carman helped raise many children and was a dedicated member of Mission Santa Barbara. Read story.

Bill Hamilton: 1942 – 2014

Sports and Recreation Champion

Despite the loss of the use of his legs, Bill became a swimmer to reckon with and a champion of wheelchair sports. Read story.

Daniel R. Shackman, MD: 1941-2014

Psychiatrist, Musician, Life Partner

Psychiatrist, Musician, Life Partner Read story.

Joan Crowder: 1934-2014

Journalist, Environmentalist, Arts Enthusiast

Joan had an early love affair with newspapers that began with her first sight of a printing press, one of those massive and loud machines that people seldom see or hear today. Read story.

Aloha Wing: 1923-2014

A Light That Just Grew Brighter

Aloha’s long day was ending, following 90 sloppily choreographed Technicolor years. Read story.

David Arthur Sansome Gell: 1943-2014

Blithe Spirit

A musician, composer, and master craftsman, his greatest distinction was as the creator of many, many community music series at Trinity Episcopal Church. Read story.

Fred Eissler: 1922-2014

Mountaineer, Teacher, Dedicated Environmental Activist

Fred’s passion for and commitment to place led him to work tirelessly on behalf of lands ranging from the Sierra Nevada and Santa Ynez Mountains to More Mesa and the Santa Barbara waterfront. Read story.

Leonel Acosta: 1932-2014

From Huetamo to Santa Barbara, Many Times

Born in Huetamo, Michoacán, México, Leonel Acosta inspired his family with his life and his lessons. Read story.

Eva Landecker Menkin: 1923-2014

Therapist, Writer, Tennis Enthusiast, Proprietor of the Menkin Motel

The therapist, author, tennis enthusiast, and proprietor of the Menkin Motel is lovingly remembered by her son. Read story.

Mesa Memories of Chris Whitcraft

Remembering the Winemaker, Friend, Neighbor, and Co-Founder of This Weekend's Santa Barbara Wine Festival

Three friends remember the winemaker, neighbor, and co-founder of this weekend's Santa Barbara Wine Festival. Read story.

Fred Kavli: 1927 – 2013

Physicist, Philanthropist

The physicist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist endowed institutes and chairs at universities around the world, including UCSB. Read story.

Bill Yerkes: 1934 – 2014

Solar Pioneer

Bill Yerkes brought solar power — and the price per watt — down to earth from its development in the space industry. Read story.

Lorenzo 'Dal' Dall’Armi: 1922-2014

Educator, Athlete, Chef

Past president of SBCC and county superintendent of schools, Lorenzo Dall'Armi also once traveled with the Harlem Globetrotters. Read story.

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William K. Olson

William K. Olson better known as Bill or WKO passed away peacefully on September 29, 2014 at ... Read

Kenneth W. Tucker

Kenneth W. Tucker, 90, passed away in Santa Barbara on October 17th, 2014. Services pending. Read

Jonathon Edward Jordan

Jonathon Edward Jordan, 52, passed away on October 16th, 2014. Prayer service; Wednesday, October 29, 10am at ... Read

Maureen Rose Olsen "Mauri"

Not a day goes by that we do not think of you Mauri – your empathy, generosity ... Read

Warren Newswanger

Dr. Warren Newswanger passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara on October 13th at the age of 87. ... Read

Mary Helen Rowe Post

Mary Helen Rowe Post died in her sleep on October 16, 2014, at her home in Santa ... Read

Britt Rudestam

Britt Rudestam died in her sleep of natural causes at the age of 97 on October 5, ... Read

Richard Teraoka

After 63 years of a wonderful life-journey in this world Richard passed on to eternal life on ... Read

Dora B. Bradley

Dora B. Bradley, 97, of Montecito, passed away October 7, 2014. She was born December 11, 1917. ... Read

Katherine Jankay

Katherine Jankay, 68, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 29, 2014. She was born September 4, 1946. ... Read

Patricia Phillips

Patricia Phillips, 90, of Santa Barbara, passed away October 2, 2014. She was born February 9, 1924. ... Read

Harry M. Peyton

Harry M. Peyton, 94, of Carpinteria, passed away September 24, 2014. He was born March 6, 1920. ... Read

Susan Lovece

Susan Lovece, 52, of Santa Maria, passed away October 7, 2014. She was born November 19, 1961. ... Read

Ann E. Goodier

Ann E. Goodier, 85, of Santa Barbara, passed away on September 23rd, 2014. She was born December ... Read

Kendra E. Beck

Kendra E. Beck, 57, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 29, 2014. She was born January 6, ... Read

Alfons Heindl

Alfons Heindl, 83, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 30, 2014. He was born April 30, 1931. ... Read

Roger Sands

Roger Sands, 85, of Santa Barbara, passed away October 7, 2014. He was born June 5, 1929. ... Read

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