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o_Bobro.112018 BOBRO, George •On the morning of November 15, 2018, George died peacefully at home. He will be missed by all those who knew him. •George was born in Zydychyn, Ukraine, on October 18, 1935. Originally named Jurko Bobro, he changed his name to George when he became an American citizen. When a boy during WWII, his family fled, walking west across Europe in a caravan, and stayed in a refugee camp in Germany run by the U.S. Army. After emigrating, his family went first to Texas and then moved to •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Lompoc, California. George learned English primarily by reading comic books. After high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and worked on a Destroyer repair ship. There he learned to be an electrician. For 30 years, George worked as an electrician for Santa Barbara County. He also was a skilled and artistic woodworker, furniture-maker, and machinist. He always had an interesting project in the works. George married Michelle Lettington on August 8, 1965, and raised their family in Santa Barbara, California. George is survived by his wife Michelle, his children, Marc, Cameron, Alissa, Andrew, Lydia, and grandchildren, Falon, Emma, Felina, Colin, Alex, Malcolm, Cedric, Angus, Zivan, and Finn. There will be a graveside service on Tuesday, November 20th at 2:00pm at the Goleta Cemetery.
DA ROS, Oswald Ozzie Da Ros, born April 28, 1921 to Antonio Da Ros and Marianna Mautino; died November 13, 2018. Graduated from Santa Barbara High School and served in the Army in Persia during World War II. Active in the Parks Department serving with Mayors Don McGillivary and Gerald Firestone. Member of the El Pescatore Club, E Clampus Vitus and the Westerners and served on boards of the St. Francis Foundation, SB Historical Museum, SB Carriage Museum, Old Spanish Days and Catholic Charities amongst others. Ozzie was involved in previous restorations of Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Art and La Arcada as well as the Museum of Natural History. He built the Santa Barbara Historical Museum producing the adobes in his own yard. He will be remembered for extensive masonry and landscape work on many well recognized estates in Santa Barbara and Montecito. He participated in the development of many of the garden areas at Lotusland working closely with Madame Ganna Walska for decades taking over for his father who had worked under the previous owners and carrying forward into the third generation with his son, Peter Da Ros. Predeceased by his wife Kathleen Lennon Da Ros in 2004 and his sister, Mary Devine in 2012. Survived by his children Kathleen Mackins and Peter Da Ros (Christina) of Santa Barbara and Ann Martin of Fort Worth, Texas. Also survived by grandchildren Bradley Mackins (Kristen), Danielle Leholm (Ryan Bailey), Katie O'Toole, Rachel Da Ros and Marianna Da Ros, Keegan Anderson (Dustin) and James Martin; great-grandchildren Chase and Austin Mackins, Kaylie Leholm and Brixton Bailey. A memorial service is planned for 3 PM on Friday, November 30th at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Monastery of the Poor Clares, Lotusland or a Veteran's charity of your choice.
o_Flick112018 FLICK, John Edmond •John Edmond Flick passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in Montecito, California. He was 96 years old. •John was born on March 14, 1922 to Edmond Leroy and Maude Marie (Weaver) Flick on his grandfather Melvin Flick's farm in Venango County, Pennsylvania. He attended Northwestern University, served in the military during World War II, and in 1948 received his Bachelor of Laws degree from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. While in the military, he met the love of his life, Lois Anna Lange, at a July 4th USO dance in Philadelphia. They were married on April 20, 1946 at the Andalusia Baptist Church in Bucks County, PA. John served on active duty in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps from 1951 until 1963. His first permanent assignments were in Nuremberg and Heidelberg, Germany, where he tried court martial and other disciplinary cases. He then served three years on the faculty of the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, where he taught military and constitutional law to upper class cadets. John next served three years with the Army Security Agency in the Pacific, posted initially in Tokyo, Japan and then at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. After a year at the Judge Advocate General's School at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, he was assigned to the Pentagon and in Washington, DC, where he represented the Army in government contract matters before the Army Board of Contract Appeals. John left active duty in 1963 to pursue a career in business, but continued in the Army Reserve, later retiring with the rank of Lt. Colonel. John's business career began with Litton Industries in the Los Angeles area, initially in the government contracts field and then as director of mergers and acquisitions. He, Lois and family moved East in 1967, where John served as vice president, general counsel and a director of Bangor Punta Corporation in New York City and Greenwich, CT. John and family returned to Southern California in 1970, where John completed his career with the Times Mirror Company in Los Angeles. He retired in 1987 as Senior Vice-President and General Counsel. John and Lois were active supporters of the Salvation Army, with John serving terms as chairman of the Salvation Army's Los Angeles area advisory board and as a member of its national advisory board. In retirement, John and Lois travelled widely, visiting all seven continents and including a round-the-world trip and a memorable sea cruise to Antarctica. John was a long-time Chicago Cubs fan who for many years (both before and after the Cubs broke their 75-year World Series drought in 2016) could be seen walking in the Montecito Shores area wearing his Cubs baseball cap. He was also a college basketball devotee from the time of his own high school playing days. John and Lois, who passed in 2015, were inseparable partners-in-life, devoted to family, friends and their Christian faith over more than 69 years of marriage. We all celebrate their lives of dedication and love. Most of all, John was a man of great personal and professional integrity with an abiding concern for others and we will all cherish our memories of him. John is survived by his sons and daughters Gregory, Scott, Lynn and Ann; grandchildren Alexander Flick, Andrew Flick and Laura Flick (of son Gregory), Katherine Flick and Elisabeth Flick (of son Scott), Nicholas Marple (of daughter Lynn), and Paul Tuch and Eric Tuch (of daughter Ann); and many nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice.
RAY, Mike Mike Ray, of Goleta, California, born November 11, 1943 in Shreveport, Louisiana, to the late Billy & Marjorie Ray, passed away at age 74 on November 9, 2018 in Plano, Texas after a 23 year battle with Parkinson's Disease. The former owner of Mike's Drum Shop, he spent over 5 Decades in the Music industry as an Instructor, Mentor and Volunteer at local schools. A loving Husband for 55 years to Charlene; caring Father to Jamie and Carolyn; proud Papa to Brandon, Ava, Addison and Jackson, Mike was always one to lend an ear or shoulder to so many others. A Celebration of life will take place on December 1st, 2018 in Plano, TX. Another Celebration will be held in Santa Barbara, CA in March of 2019. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Mike's name to the Michael J Fox Foundation or Total Hospice & Palliative Care in Richardson, TX.
o_White112018 WHITE, Steven Joseph •Steven J. White, 59, of Middleton, WI passed away on November 12, 2018. He was born in Santa Barbara, California on October 24, 1959, the son of Bill and Ruth White. He graduated from Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta and received a degree in Economics from San Diego State University. In 1993 he was awarded a Master's Degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA in City and Regional Planning. In 1995 he moved to Madison; his Mother grew up in Monroe so he knew his way around the area. In 1996 he married Connie Froning; they had worked together in Hollister, CA before moving to Madison. For many years he was employed by the Department of Transportation as a Transportation Planner and Contract Specialist. His co-workers will remember him as courteous and kind with a good sense of humor. Steve was an avid sports fan and an athlete; he loved most every sport. He attended Humboldt State University on a scholarship to throw shot-put and discus. He played a great deal of baseball and softball in his younger years. The LA Dodgers were a favorite team and he quickly became a Green Bay Packers fan after moving to Wisconsin. Steve is survived by his two sons – Kyle of Minneapolis and Joseph of Middleton. His mother also survives him in San Clemente, CA as well as his two brothers, Scott (Molly) of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA and Mark (Alyssa) of Newport Beach, CA. He was a loving uncle to nephews Chase and Brenden and nieces Lauren, Brooke, and Emma. His father Bill preceded him in death in March of this year; Steve and his Dad are now happily together again. A memorial service will be held at Cress Center 6021 University Avenue in Madison on Tuesday, November 20 at 11:00 a.m. Memorials may be made in Steve's name to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org.