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Donald R. Sorg

1930 - 2013, Port Angeles, WA; formerly of Santa Barbara

Donald R. Sorg, a former long time resident of Santa Barbara, died March 6 in Port Angeles, Washington, where he had lived for several years. He was 82.

He was born November 24, 1930, in Centralia, Washington, to Henry and Harriett Sorg of Chehalis, Washington and Santa Barbara.

A graduate of Chehalis High School, Mr. Sorg served four years in the Air Force, stationed at Giebelstadt, Germany, and later at a radar station on Santa Rosa Island. He was a carpenter and cabinet maker at UCSB for 19 years. Mr. Sorg was a life member of Santa Barbara Lodge 192 F and AM of the Scottish Rite.

In 1959 he married his wife, Lois, who survives him.

He is also survived by his brothers Gerald E. Sorg and Norman E. Sorg, both of Santa Barbara; and was predeceased by his brother Robert L. Sorg.

Survivors include Mr. Sorg’s sisters-in-law Gloria J. Shepard of Los Angeles and Susan S. Jaral of Pea Ridge, Arkansas; nieces Victoria A. Shepard of Santa Barbara; Pamela Vrba of North Port Florida, Rhonda Dela Cruz of Lowell, Arkansas; Linda Hankinson of San Jacinto, California; Robin Hurley of Goleta and Mary Sorg of Lompoc.

Also surviving are Mr. Sorg’s nephews, Lawrence Potts of Springdale, Arkansas; Robert D. Sorg, Santa Barbara; and Scott Shepard of Burbank, California.

Gravesite services at Goleta Cemetery are pending.

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