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Sunday HARTFELD, Marian Elisabeth Nickel "Nicki" 7/17/1926 1/4/2015 On January 4, 2015, Marian "Nicki" Hartfeld passed away peacefully at her home in Santa Barbara. Only the depths of other peaks May know my substance when it speaks, And steadfast through the grinding jam Remain ...
Today WOTHERSPOON, Robert "Bob" 1930-2015 Robert was born to Elizabeth ("Mabel") and Robert Wotherpoon, originally from Glasgow Scotland, in Toronto Canada on August 19th, 1930, and had two sisters Emily and Mary. As a young man, Bob worked for General Foods and The Telephone Company, selling advertising in Ontario Canada. Bob married Margaret ("Peggy") Buffery in April of 1957 in Toronto. The couple immigrated to Los Angeles in September of 1957 and became U.S. Citizens in 1962. In 1959, along with wife Peggy and partner Fred Loakes, owned and operated Edgewood Employment Agency. The couple, and young daughter Pamela, moved to Santa Barbara in 1972 where they opened a second branch of The Edgewood Employment Agency. Bob also formed one of the first temporary placement agencies in Santa Barbara, called Tem-Pos in 1978 and offered one of the first computerized payroll services in the area. Bob dearly loved his beautiful wife and family; especially his granddaughters Kaytee and Kelly. Bob worked hard, but also enjoyed countless hours on the golf course and time spent daily at the Santa Barbara Elks Lodge either eating, playing billiards, working out in the gym and partying at all of the special events. Bob was a great dancer and enjoyed jazz and big band music. Bob leaves behind his sister Emily, his daughter Pamela and Son-in-Law Ken, cherished granddaughters and many friends and brethren of the Santa Barbara Elks Lodge #613. Rest well BobÉwe'll see you on the back 9! A memorial service is to be held at Santa Barbara Elks Lodge #613 at 150 North Kellogg Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA on Tuesday, February 3rd at 11:00am- 2:00pm. Please bring stories and words to share. In lieu of flowers, please remember the Santa Barbara Elks Lodge #613 at 150 North Kellogg Avenue, Santa Barbara CA 93111 (805) 964-6858.
Sunday WAUGH, Laureldean "Lollie" 1928-2015 Laureldean (Wright) Waugh died of natural causes on January 18, 2015 after a full life. Lollie is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert D. Waugh (1983); her precious daughter, Lorna Waugh Ruiz (1993); her sister Gwendolyn Wright Covington (1995); her brother Clinton Forster Wright (2001); and her oldest nephew Del Marshall Covington (2012)...
Today STEVENS, Norman B. •Passed quietly on January 24, 2015. He was born March 6, 1920, on a farm in Collins, Iowa. Born during the flu epidemic of World War I, he was not expected to live more than a few days, but he had a long and fulfilling life. He went to college at the University of Iowa, where he majored in general science with the idea of being a doctor. He soon realized that his true talents lay in physics, eventually earning a Master's degree in physics. He had an exciting career in applied physics, initially working on Sonar during World War II at the Naval Research Labs in Washington, D.C., where he was inducted into the Navy. During the following years, he worked in many other cutting edge areas of physics including laser development. At the Santa Barbara Research Center (SBRC), he worked for 17 years on projects such as the early Mars probes and the Voyager space exploration program. The holder of seven patents, he retired as Space Programs Manager from SBRC in 1978. Following retirement, he worked for another 30 years repairing clarinets for many musicians in the area, playing with several local groups, and managing a clarinet choir, which met weekly in his home. In addition to his career, his primary loves were his family and music. He married Velma Ruth Roberts in 1941, and enjoyed 50 years of marriage, helping raise their two girls. He was a very involved and loving father. He and Velma met playing clarinet in the band, and had many interesting hobbies including birding (bird watching), camping and hiking. Approximately 10 years after Velma's death, he fell in love with Dorothy Marking, who was an exceptional pianist and organist, as well as an enthusiast of the outdoors. Norm and Dorothy have lived together for many years in peace and contentment, often playing clarinet and piano together. Norman was a member of the Sigma Xi science honorary, Sigma Pi Sigma physics honorary, and the Audubon Society. Norman is survived by his partner Dorothy Marking; his daughters and spouses Marilyn and Irvin Ailes and Janet and Steve Shields; four grand-children Charsa Raymond, Clinton Ailes, Kenneth Shields, and Jamie Lydersen; and six great-grand-children. Many people have told us he was the kindest man they knew. He was also a wonderful father, husband and partner, and a clever and inventive man. And I have to mention that he absolutely loved puns! A memorial will be held Saturday January 31 at 2:00 pm in the main lounge at the Vista Del Monte retirement center at 3775 Modoc Rd. Donations are especially welcomed to the Music Academy of the West, Audubon Society, Front Porch Communities, or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.
Sunday SANDERS, Maxwell A Santa Barbara resident for virtually all of his life, died at age 95 on January 17, 2015 at his home in the Maravilla Senior Living Community surrounded by three generations of his family. Macky was born in San Diego on September 23, 1919. The newlyweds lived briefly in Oxnard, where Macky open a jewelry business.
Sunday ROMANO, Samuel 87, passed away peacefully in his home on January 14, 2015 in Santa Barbara. In 1961 Sam and his family moved to Santa Barbara where he worked at Delco Electronics. Following Delco, Sam worked at Minicars Inc. in Goleta developing vehicle safety structures and measures that are now standard equipment in automobiles today.
Sunday MONTGOMERY-CAGGIANO, Ann Otten It is with deep sorrow I'm announcing the passing of a wonderfulperson, loving mother, and loyal friend.Ann was born January 26,1940 in Ventura California.She graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1958 and then married Robert Wesley Montgomery and had a child Lisa Montgomery.Ann workedavariety of jobs in Santa Barbara to include line tending on anabalone boat with her second husband John Caggiano.Afterhis ...
Sunday MARQUETTE, Helen 82, of Goleta, passed away on January 14, 2015 at Serenity House in Santa Barbara with family by her side. Helen Elizabeth Hout Marquette was born to Irene Moutray Hout and Wesley Karl Hout of Deerfield, Illinois on October 20, 1932. Helen met her husband Tony Marquette in Deerfield, IL.
Sunday JARROTT, Leonard G Leonard G. Jarrott, a widower is survived by his 3 children, Leonard S. Jarrott, Valarie Cherot, and Daniel F. Jarrott, his spouse, 6 grandchildren and their spouses, and also 10 great grandchildren. Leonard was a person of integrity and of outstanding character. Leonard was born in McKittrick, California and lived in Santa Barbara as a young child for a short period...
Sunday GRUBACICH, Gary Steven A well-known local attorney and resident of Santa Barbara for over 35 years, died of natural causes in his sleep at his home on Monday, January 12, 2015. Gary was born on January 13, 1947 in Long Beach, California to parents Steven and Rose (Wucetich) Grubacich and grew up in Covina. Gary was a beloved son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, fraternity ...
Sunday DENNETT, Edward James September 19, 1919 January 9, 2014 Edward was born in Chicago, Ill., to Charles and Irene Dennett. Edward entered the Army before World War II as a non-commissioned officer in the Horse Cavalry. Later, while stationed in Santa Barbara, Edward met and married, Margaret Jean, in 1944.
Today CONNOLLY, Joseph William •79 yrs old of Manchester, England went to Heaven on Monday Jan 19, 2015. He passed away at his home in Santa Barbara of natural causes. Joseph was born on Dec 8th, 1935 to Peter & Mary Connolly of Monaghan, Ireland. He married Doreen Hallett and together they had a daughter Sharon Kathryn Connolly. Sharon was the Light of Joe's Life. Being a Father was the most precious thing to him & it brought him the most joy in Life. He was an extremely devoted & very loving Father. Joe was a Blessing to all of us. He was a True Gift from God. An example to all of us of how to live our lives in Gratitude every day & Love one another Unconditionally. Joe is survived by his daughter Sharon, Matt Russell, Joe's sister Mary, his brothers John, Tony & Kevin. Sister- in laws Maureen, Yvonne, Pam & Joyce. Brother in law Harley. Joe also leaves behind many nieces, nephews & cousins that he Loved dearly & was very proud of. Family & God were the two most important things in Joe's life. He had a Tremendous Faith in God. He was a Man of God who Loved and is Loved. Life is the Greatest Gift God has given us. Death is only a Bridge towards eternal Life with God. Certainly Heaven is rejoicing, for another precious Soul has reached his way home. A funeral service will be held on Friday Jan 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM at The Old Mission Santa Barbara. A Rosary service will be held at 7:00 PM at McDermott Crockett Mortuary Chapel, 2020 Chapala St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jude's Children's Hospital or any charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett Mortuary
Today COLOMBANA, Robert Robert Mario Colombana, a lifelong resident of Santa Barbara, went to his Lord on January 6, 2015. He was born at Cottage Hospital to Ottavio and Hulda Colombana on November 19, 1926. All of his schooling was in Santa Barbara. As a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church since birth, he served in the choir, as an usher, and the maintenance of the church property. He also worked in forestry, and was the owner of a moving company. Bob was a Mason with Lodge #192 for many years and established many lifelong friendships. He is survived by his wife Jackie. A celebration of his life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.
Today BORRAYO, Sgt. Jose Antonio "Tony" Age 46 passed away in his sleep on January 4, 2015. Sgt. Borrayo joined the UC Santa Barbara in 1994 and became a UCSB Police Officer in 1997. He served his community and campus with dedication and pride. A funeral service was held on Friday, January 9. He is survived by a loving and dedicated family who deeply miss this courageous man. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the "Sgt. Tony Borrayo Memorial Account" at Lompoc Community Bank, 705 W. Centreal Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436.
Sunday BLAKE, Napi Joy Joy was born Napi Joy Fitzsimmons August 13, 1928 in Passaic, New Jersey to Robert and Edna Fitzsimmons, and was a granddaughter of the former World Heavyweight Boxing champion Bob Fitzsimmons. Joy and her sister Jean grew up at their parents' home on Greenwood Lake, New York, and were swimming early and well. In 1969 Joy discovered a beautiful home on the cliff in ...