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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.

Joe Pasinato: 1950-2014

The Face of the Forest Service

The Forest Service's Joe Pasinato is remembered for his dry wit and can-do attitude. Read story.

Brock Brower: 1931-2014

Author and Journalist’s Work Spanned Media and Eras

From novels to journalism to television, Brock Brower’s distinctive voice shaped American culture. Read story.

Barney Berglund: 1957 –2014

Devoted Dad, Avid Cyclist, Community Volunteer

Father, avid bicyclist, community volunteer, Barney Berglund is remembered fondly by many of his friends. Read story.

Luis Goena: 1928 - 2014

Dancing with Luis

Folk dancing was a way of life in Santa Barbara in the '60s and '70s, often led by Luis Goena. Read story.

Louise Marie Moulton Hanson: 1914 – 2014

Rancher, Environmentalist

Louise would always say, "Ranchers were the first environmentalists." They care for the land so that it can give back to us all. Read story.

Jack Earl Smith: 1922 – 2014

Sunny Afternoons with Grandpa

Allie Cole remembers sunny afternoons with her grandfather. Read story.

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John A. Erickson

John A. Erickson, 95, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 14, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Jerome Green

Jerome Green, 95, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 12, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Phyliss Foulstone

Phyllis Foulstone, 95, of Ventura, formerly of San Luis Obispo, passed away August 14, 2014. Arrangements entrusted ... Read

Susan E. Just

Susan E. Just, 64, of Atascadero, passed way August 14, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Evelyn Lyons

Evelyn Lyons, of Santa Barbara, passed away on August 18th, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Ada E. Pool

Ada E. Pool, 97, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 14, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

R. Vernon Anderson

R. Vernon Anderson, of Santa Barbara, was born on March 6th, 1920, and passed away on August ... Read

Patrick Thomas Becker

Patrick Thomas Becker, age 21, passed away suddenly on 8/14/14. Please join family and friends in a ... Read

Ruth Andrews

Ruth Andrews, 91, of Los Osos, passed away August 6, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Kenneth Allen

Kenneth Allen, 92, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 8, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Pierre S. Palmer

Pierre S. Palmer, 96, of San Luis Obispo, passed away August 1, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett ... Read

Harold Sherman Jones

Harold Sherman Jones, 87, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 1, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Lois M Grua

Longtime Santa Barbara resident Lois M. Grua, 97, passed away on August 6th, 2014. Lois Marguerite Klein ... Read

Edith Kolodkin

Edith Kolodkin, 89, of Sherman Oaks, formerly of Santa Barbara passed away August 5, 2014. Arrangements entrusted ... Read

Ruth Kallman

Ruth Kallman, our beloved Nana, passed away August 9, 2014 at her Santa Barbara home, surrounded by ... Read

Mark Adler

Mark Adler, 66, of San Luis Obispo, passed away July 31, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Catherine Bowes Babine

Catherine was born to Ada and Walter Babine in Tucson, AZ, in 1949. In 1959 the family ... Read

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