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Sunday DELBROOK, Arthur Ferdinand February 23, 1932 - November 14, 2014 Well loved, Arthur Delbrook left us in November, 2014 bound for peaceful golden fishing ponds. A going away party in his honor will be held on 3/22/15. Please call 805-448-4104 for details. Obituaries
Sunday WILLIAMS, David Stephen "Woof-Woof" Passed away at Cottage Hospital on Saturday, February 14, 2015, due to a brain hemorrhage and complications following a seizure on the street. Joanie, a friend for more than 35 years, will always love and miss you, Woof-Woof. Friends of David are invited to a memorial service for him at All Saints, 83 Eucalyptus Lane, Montecito at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
Today SMANIOTTO, Elaine Russman •Born Nellie Elaine Russman on 2-21-16 she left us on Feb. 20th, 2015 just one day shy of her 99th birthday. •She was one of 5 children born to Chester and Erma (Brewer) Russman in La Moille, Illinois and raised in nearby Princeton. She spoke of a happy childhood and was very close to her family. She lived many places. First in Chicago near her uncle and graduated from the Chicago School of Dancing. She had a dance studio of her own. She wed Elmo "Jimmy" Miller for a short time until a car versus train accident, in which Jimmy died and Elaine was seriously hurt. Then off to the southwest and work at the base where her brother, Dale, was stationed. Finally in the mid 40’s she came to Santa Barbara and married August Smaniotto and had a happy marriage for 64 years until his passing in 2011. They fell asleep holding hands every night. What's more beautiful than that? She so enjoyed evenings out with friends, dancing, boating, and loving her dogs. She worked as an executive secretary for state and county agencies. They ran a motel in Kingman, Arizona for several years then early retirement. Many years were spent traveling the U.S. in a motor home. •Family was so important to them both. She visited her mom on Mother's Day almost every year. She really treasured a weekly call from her surviving brother, Dick, and wife Jean from Osage Beach, Missouri. And a nightly call from her niece, Ernie (Smaniotto) Patrick. She was a great hostess and conversationalist. No wonder they had so many visits from family and long time friends. She had 11 nieces and nephews plus 8 more on Augie's side (only 2 have passed). Along with them, their children, grandchildren, and greatgrands, she had a big warm family that loved her greatly. We're all happy she passed away so calmly. Her ashes will be in the ocean with Augie's. Please come celebrate her life at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel, 15 E. Sola St., Saturday, March 7th at 1:00 P.M.
Sunday RASKIN, Walter Harold Walter Harold (Walt) Raskin, 92, of Santa Barbara passed away on December 15, 2014, with family at his side. Following the war, Walt earned his Master's degree in Physics at the University of Minnesota and then worked for several federal agencies, including the Naval Ordinance Laboratory in Washington, D.C. He came to Santa Barbara with his family in 1977 to represent NASA at Hughes Aircraft's Santa Barbara Research ...
Today O'HAGAN, Gene 1938-2015 •Gene, or Genoh as many knew him, may be gone and many may tell you he is in a better place, but the rest of us know otherwise - he’s been seen riding his horse in the S.Y. Valley, sailing Jumping Jack Flash to a win, driving Old San Marcos Road in his sports car, skeet shooting at the gun club, concocting up a favorite dish in the kitchen or planting those 50 avocado trees in the west orchard. Gene has made many friends over the years, beginning with his 42 year real-estate career, which spawned his Romance Tour of his beloved Santa Barbara. One thing we can all agree on is Gene loved people, booze, cars, a good time and especially a great joke. Gene is interred in the Courtyard at the S.B. Cemetery where in his own words: "At Last I Have a View and Not Just a Point of View." Gene took his last sip of scotch as his heart gave out and passed into his next adventure on February 19, 2015 at home with his wife and friends by his side. He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Isaia O’Hagan, of 44 years and a favorite aunt, Betty Taylor and cousins Kim & Cliff Taylor. In his honor, please remember the Visiting Nurses, 509 E. Montecito St. #200, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. A celebration of his life will take place on March 7th at El Paseo Restaurant from 12pm - 3pm.
Today MOINE, David William David William Moine was born on March 31, 1957 to Tony and Molly Moine. He departed from this life on February 15, 2015. He grew up in Carson and proudly attended and graduated from public schools in the area. He always had fond memories of his humble home on East 220th Street, where he and his three brothers Don, Chuck and Mack grew up.. He spoke proudly of his mother's organic garden and marveled at the size of its produce. Graduating from Carson High School in 1974, Dave went to California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. He graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology. Never one to dabble in one field, Dave worked in various engineering positions at his family's contracting business Moine Brothers and at Jostens's. It was at Jostens's that he met the love of his life Joann Sandoval in Santa Barbara. Dave and Joann eventually married and returned to Los Angeles, where they raised their two children William and Christina. Dave pursued a passion for entrepreneurship, receiving his state contracting license in 1990 and his real estate broker's license in 1995. He even founded his own business, D.W. Moine & Associates. Dave is best remembered for his life-long love of learning and his affinity for talk radio. He was always willing to help others and enjoyed bike-riding with his family. He loved the Los Angeles Dodgers and hearing the games, whether on the radio or on television. Those who knew him best could always count on Dave for an anecdote or a quote to perfectly summarize the situation. He is survived by his loving wife and children and his two brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Mack. A private ceremony will be held. Gifts in his memory should be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Sunday McCARTNEY, Walter Henry Our beloved husband and father went safely home forever on February 20, 2015, he was 78. Walt is absent from the body but we know he is present with the Lord. Walter was born February 18, 1937 in Canonsburg PA. He was preceeded in death by his parents Walker and Pauline McCartney and his beloved sister Loretta Hall.
Sunday LEDBETTER, Jesse 1922-2015 Jesse Ledbetter has left this life at 92 years of age. Born on a Ranch in Sugar City Colorado, Jesse was a descendant of the Ledbetters of the Virginia colonies, and a direct descendant of Patrick Henry. He left his beloved Colorado in the 1960's to live in Santa Barbara, where he enjoyed his animals, playing and collecting violins, and writing screenplays.
Today KOROLEV, Lucia •On February 26th, 2015 Lucia Korolev passed away peacefully in her home. Lucia was a much loved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She had a heart of gold and deeply loved her family, friends, nature and Jesus. Her passions included photography, gardening, cooking and baking. She was a perfectionist in all that she did. Lucia won many awards for the orchids and roses she grew along with the beautiful cakes she made and decorated. She worked in the electronics industry from which she retired. •Lucia was born in Belarus on August 18, 1926 on a farm in a small valley. She lived in Russia, Germany and Italy before coming to New York with her husband and youngest son in 1950 through the Tolstoy Foundation. The family moved to Santa Barbara in 1960. In between raising her children and working full-time she attended night school where she learned to read, write and speak English. Lucia was also fluent in Russian, German and Italian. She was so proud to become a U.S. citizen. Prior to attending Santa Barbara Community Church she attended Trinity Baptist Church and on occasion the Russian-Ukrainian Churches and Bible studies. Lucia was preceded in death by her husband Alex Korolev and her son Eugene Cardullo. She is survived by her daughter, Nina Thompson, son, Michael Korolev, grandchildren Rudy Sorensen, Marian Sorensen, Brock Thompson, Jill Lewis Kennedy, Clint Lewis, Danika Jeter, Michael Korolev, Jr., 15 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Her funeral service will be held Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Santa Barbara Cemetery Chapel. Viewing will be from 12:00 - 12:45. The closed casket service will begin at 1:00 pm. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider.
Today FRANCO, Richard A. Passed away in Santa Barbara on, Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Richard was born in Santa Barbara, CA. on 10/28/47, to Jesus and Lela Franco. He was the 3rd oldest of 5 children and was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, wife, son, and siblings. Richard served in the US Army for 2 years in the 1st Infantry Division. He met his wife, Shelly, while working at Northrop Corporation in El Segundo. They have been married for 22 years and have a wonderful son, Anthony. The cremation will be provided by Simply Remembered Cremation Care. The family wishes to thank the staff at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, for their tremendous "Fight On" spirit. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in memory of Richard Franco be made payable to Mater Dei High School - Campus Ministry; in care of Mater Dei High School, 1202 West Edinger Ave. Santa Ana, CA. 92707.
Today ENNS, Nicholas Allen "Nic" •Passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at home in Santa Barbara, California. •Nic was born in Glendale, California on August 18, 1978, the son of Roger and Marilynn Enns, brother to Christian and sister Brook. He grew up on the north side of Santa Barbara where he enjoyed his entire life as friend to many. •During his short time with us he became an artist and craftsmand highly skilled in all aspects of stone and metal sculptures. He was a plant enthusiast with a variety of cactus and orchids that brought him hours of joy as he worked in his garden. He was caring and sensitive with all he encountered. Nic enjoyed golfing with his brother and friends at Hidden Oaks Golf Course where he was a scratch player and even made a hole in one on the fourth tee. He enjoyed karaoke at The Tiburon on Fridays and was known for his love of Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. Nic helped his father with construction over the past 25 years. He was knowledgeable in electrical, pipe fitting, water wells, pumps, hydraulic valves, meters, and tractor operations. He worked with his father through thick and thin, always staying true to his family and becoming an invaluable member of Enco Water. His love of the mountains and his uncle's ranch were highlights in his life. He used his artistic touch on all aspects of his life and will be forever in our hearts. His dog Mason will miss him, as he cared for animals of all kinds. We love and miss you Nic.
Sunday DANIEL, Dr. Erno S. Dr. Erno Scipiades Daniel died suddenly and unexpectedly at his Santa Barbara, California home on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Dr. Daniel was born on December 15, 1946, in Budapest, Hungary. In 2008, Dr. Daniel published a book, Stealth Germs in Your Body , which received national attention.
Sunday CRAWFORD, Gerry Santa Barbara native and lifelong resident Gerry Crawford passed away on February 20, 2015 after a brief illness. Gerry was born in Santa Barbara on January 24, 1930 to Beatrice and Emmett Prescott, both Santa Barbara natives themselves. Gerry's first job, while still in high school, was at the iconic I. Magnin.
Today CORRAL, Roberto H. •We are sad to announce that Roberto passed away March 1, 2015 after an extended illness. Roberto Corral was born in 1935 and raised in Los Herreras, Durango, Mexico where he lived a happy childhood with his six brothers, two sisters, and community of friends.•As a determined young adult he moved to the United States in the early 1960's and established himself in Santa Barbara, eventually marrying his wife Angela and raising six children. •Roberto was known for the "spark" of life he brought to the world. He had the rare ability to bring happiness to those around him and was known for being gracious and kind to everyone he met. He was a true humanitarian and generous with friends, extended family and neighbors. He was very much focused on his family and was a role model to his children and grandchildren, greatly supporting them in their high school, college, and graduate educations and careers. His light truly shined bright. He worked for over 33 years for R.P. Richards Construction on a variety of projects across the Central Coast including the Santa Barbara Public Library. He enjoyed playing the guitar, cultivating orchids and spending time in his garden growing a variety of plants and flowers. Most of all he dearly loved Angela, his wife of 51 years. Roberto was greatly loved and will be missed by his wife, three sons, three daughters, four living brothers and his 14, soon to be 16, grandchildren. He is also survived by a large network of friends and family. While we are saddened by our loss, we rejoice in the life he led, the joy he gave us and the impact he had in the worldÉwe will miss him. A Rosary is scheduled for Roberto on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. and a funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., both at Holy Cross Catholic Church.