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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.

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.

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Daniel E. Signor

Daniel E. Signor, 77, passed away in Santa Barbara on August 27th, 2014. Service information is pending. Read

Todd Edward Sessler

Todd Edward Sessler, 52, of Goleta passed away on August 24th, 2014. Services are pending and being ... Read

Jasmine D. Murphy

Jasmine D. Murphy March 19, 1983-August 23, 2014 beloved daughter, niece, cousin and friend to many, has ... Read

Norman Edward Savage

Norman Edward Savage passed away peacefully at Serenity House on August 22, 2014. Born July 20, 1933 ... Read

Josefina Martin

Josefina Martin, 90, passed away in Santa Barbara on August 25th, 2014. A Rosary will be held ... Read

Norman Edward Albert Savage

Norman Edward Albert Savage was born on July 20th, 1933 and passed away in Carpinteria on August ... Read

James Franklin Shook, Jr.

James Franklin Shook, Jr., 84, passed away in Carpinteria on August 24th, 2014. Memorial Service - Saturday, ... Read

Mona Skeen

Mona Etury Skeen was born and raised in Santa Barbara. The daughter of Spanish Basque immigrants from ... Read

John J. Lynk

John J. Lynk passed away in Goleta on August 19th, 2014 at age 66. Graveside service on ... Read

Mona Skeen

Mona Skeen passed away on August 21st in Santa Barbara, information on memorial services is pending. Read

Charles Gordon Campbell

Santa Barbara -- Charles Gordon (Gordy) Campbell, 89, Died Friday, July 25, 2014 in his hometown of ... Read

Robert Schneider Woodward

Robert Schneider Woodward, 84, passed away in Santa Barbara on August 19th, 2014. Service information is pending. Read

Jerome Green

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

John A. Erickson

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

Susan E. Just

Susan E. Just, 64, of Atascadero, passed way August 14, 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

Evelyn Lyons

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

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