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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.

Bill Richardson: 1926 - 2013

Story Teller, Hunter, Renaissance Man

When you had a conversation with Bill, no one else in the world existed. He paid attention. Read story.

Barry Spacks: 1931 – 2014

The Elephant in the Arts Room

I’m tempted to think of Barry Spacks as the elephant in the Santa Barbara poetry room, a creative force central to poetry and the other arts. Read story.

Ted Townsend: 1967-2014

Global Citizen

We've lost a fascinating, inquiring, brave, and caring human being with a sense of humor that wouldn’t quit. Read story.

Robert D. Heeley: 1970 - 2014

Surfer and Artist

The local surf community is a less colorful place now with the loss of a jewel by the name of Robert Heeley. Read story.

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Gerda Geppert

GEPPERT, Gerda; 86, of Santa Barbara, passed away July 6, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Ralph Fertig

Dear Friends, The Santa Barbara bicycling community suffered a devastating loss on Friday, July 18 with the ... Read

Eric Paul Laschinger

He was brave. He was honest. He was an explorer of life, constantly intrigued by his daily ... Read

Francicso Dominguez

DOMINGUEZ, Francisco, 58, of Santa Barbara, died on July 12, 2014 at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. no ... Read

Margaret Jeanne Heiduk

9/18/40 - 7/14/14 A NEW BRIGHT LIGHT SHINES IN THE HEAVENS AT NIGHT Margaret passed away peacefully ... Read

Reyna Vargas

VARGAS, Reyna, 49, of Santa Barbara, died on July 12, 2014, at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. The ... Read

Rosalina Ordonez

ORDONEZ, Rosalina, 84, of Goleta, died on July 11, 2014, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. The Rosary ... Read

Michael Matson Fessier

Michael Matson Fessier, Southern California writer, died on Sunday, June 8, 2014. The cause of death was ... Read

Elizabeth Yankwich

YANKWICH, Elizabeth; of Santa Barbara; died July 18, 2014 (Born: 07/10/1923); she was 91. Services Pending. Arrangements ... Read

Tomoko Yamada

YAMADA, Tomoko; of Santa Barbara; died July 20. 2014; at the age of 93. Services are pending. ... Read

Mabel Wood

WOOD, Mabel; of Santa Barbara; died July 15, 2014 (Born: 06/27/1926); she was 88. Private Services. Arrangements ... Read

Renee Cavalier Fox

Renee Cavalier Fox passed away on July 15, 2014 in the presence of her family. Renee waged ... Read

Galen Phillipe Avery

Galen A.K.A. “Zan Zalen” Avery passed away peacefully in the morning hours of July 5th, 2014. Born ... Read

Lubomir Fast

FAST, Lubomir; of Goleta; died July 14, 2014; at the age of 89. No services are planned. ... Read

Kathleen "Kay" Rose

Miles of desert sand; Hot, with paltry shade for birds or lizards. Red soil, uplifted strata, sagebrush, ... Read

Jacqueline Kronberg

Jacqueline Kronberg passed away peacefully on Memorial Day, May 26th, 2014. Until the end of her life, ... Read

Roy W. Riel

RIEL, Roy W.; of Santa Barbara; died July 7, 2014 (Born: 08/09/1924); he was 89. Visitation 7/17 ... Read

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