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Sunday RITCHIE-ROJAS, Laura Became an angel in Heaven on August 4, 2016 after fighting a valiant 23-year battle with breast cancer.She was born in Santa Barbara and graduated from San Marcos High School in 1985.She will be greatly missed by her sister, Nicole, of Springfield, VA, and her parents, Clark and Charlene, of Goleta, CA.She was a wonderful mother to Xela and Ahau and wife to Estuardo in Moorpark, CA. Obituaries
Sunday WISE, Myrna Knudsen Passed away August 21, 2016 in Lompoc. She was preceded in death by her husband Vernon E. Wise Jr. and daughter Danielle Wise. She leaves behind children Janine Radford (Roger) of Lompoc and Monte Wise (Carolyn) of Sparks Nevada.
Sunday SAGADY SHAIEB, Louise Louise Sagady Shaieb, 90, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of August 19, 2016 at Serenity House in Santa Barbara, California. She was a brilliant business woman, working as co-owner to build the dental manufacturing company, Ditec Inc. Louise has been a resident of Santa Barbara since 1963 and an active member in the community throughout the years, with memberships including ...
Today McGRATH, Gerald Michael •Was born on April 15, 1941 and peacefully passed away on August 29, 2016, with his daughters Madaline Makler and Nicole McGrath at his side.• He was 75 years old. McGrath was a beloved member of the Santa Barbara Mission and joyfully celebrated his Catholic faith. He worked as a public defender for the Santa Barbara Public Defender's Office for 35 years and retired in 2007. McGrath loved serving juvenile clients, doting on his grandson Benny, Irish music, and telling stories with friends and family. •He is survived by his daughter Madaline Makler, his son-in-law Bill Makler, grandson Benjamin Michael Makler, and daughter Nicole McGrath. He also leaves behind his brothers and sisters Philip McGrath, Mary McGrath, Brad McGrath, Annette McGrath Swift, Vince McGrath and Maureen McGrath, their spouses, and many nieces and a nephew.• Friends and family are invited to celebrate his life on Thursday September 1st at 7 p.m. at the Welch-Ryce-Haider located at 15 E. Sola Street. On Friday September 2nd a funeral mass will be held at the Santa Barbara Mission time to be determined. For more info or to leave an online memory or condolence please visit Arrangements entrusted to Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.
Today McGEE, Dorothy Carolyn 1950-2016 •Dorothy Carolyn McGee (Brereton) passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at the age of 66 after a short, courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 9, 1950 in New Haven, Connecticut. Dorothy grew up in Santa Barbara, graduating from Bishop Garcia Diego High School in 1968. She moved to Bakersfield in 1978, when she met and married her husband, Dennis. She loved being active in the Ladies' Guild at her church, spending time with her grandchildren, and gardening at home. Dorothy is survived by her husband Dennis, her sisters Maureen and Diane, her daughters Kristen and Katie (son-in-law Mike), and her grandkids Tyler, Hannah, Grant, and Carter. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Brereton and Elizabeth Smith, and her brother Charles. Dorothy will be deeply missed, but she is with the Lord and at peace. A graveside service is planned for Saturday, September 3, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery: 199 N. Hope Ave.
Sunday JACKSON, Mary Dunn Passed away on August 17th, 2016. Tony and Mary moved to the Santa Ynez Valley where Tony took a job teaching at Midland School. Marys husband Tony Dunn died unexpectedly at the age of 48 yrs.
Today GODKIN, Mark Richard •Born on November 26th, 1964 passed peacefully on August 24th, 2016 after a long battle with Cancer. •Mark was born and raised in Santa Barbara and attended Santa Barbara High School. From the age of 13, Mark worked along side his grandfather, father, and uncles learning the trade of carpentry and construction management eventually obtaining his own California contractor's license and running a successful business. •Mark's adventurous spirit and skills as a trades man led him to relocate to Hawaii and then to Aspen, Colorado. Settling back to Santa Barbara in his 40's, Mark began to build his business, managing many construction projects. Mark had a special connection to his dogs and leaves behind his best pal Cowboy. He is also survived by his mother, father, and two sisters. The family would like to offer sincere thanks to Dario Pini- for his many years of mentorship and close personal friendship, David Goena- for his friendship and for sitting with Mark through his many chemotherapy appointments, Carolyn Henry- for her steadfast and devoted love for Mark, and Estela Valdez for the constant care she provided with great compassion allowing Mark to live out his last weeks at home. Services will be held at the Carpinteria Cemetery on Saturday, September 3rd at 10:00 am. Celebration of life to follow at the family's home.
Sunday CIABATTONI, Orlando "Londi" Devoted husband and loving father, passed away peacefully at his home on August 15, 2016. Londi was a good athlete and excelled in track and football. For 62 years, Londi was a member of the Rancheros Visitadores.