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o_Daniel022515 DANIEL, Dr. Erno S. •Dr. Erno Scipiades Daniel died suddenly and unexpectedly at his Santa Barbara, California home on Saturday, February 21, 2015. He was 68 years old. Dr. Daniel was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and will be missed dearly by his loving wife, four children, and their families. •Dr. Daniel was born on December 15, 1946, in Budapest, Hungary. He was the son of professional musicians Dr. Erno and Katinka Daniel. Dr. Daniel was a young child during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and its aftermath, the events of which transpired mere blocks from his childhood home in Budapest. To celebrate his 60th birthday, his entire family joined him for an unforgettable trip to Hungary and Romania. As a teenager, Dr. Daniel immigrated to the United States in 1960 with his mother and sister where they were reunited with his father who had fled Hungary a decade earlier. Dr. Daniel became a United States citizen in 1964. He was a proud American who believed deeply in American ideals and held strong convictions about the great freedoms and responsibilities we enjoy as American citizens. Dr. Daniel was a graduate of the Santa Barbara High School class of 1964, and in 1968 he received an undergraduate degree in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Daniel received a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego, writing his thesis on Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. In 1975, he completed his M.D. at the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, and he completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at UCLA in 1978. Dr. Daniel met the love of his life, Martha Peaslee, at the UCLA Medical Center where she was a registered nurse. In a true love story, they married in Martha's childhood hometown of Stillwater, Minnesota, on August 14, 1976, less than six months after their first date. At the time of his death they had been happily married over 38 years. Being a husband and father were the greatest joys of Dr. Daniel's life. Erno and Martha have four children: Kristina, Michael, Mary, and Monica. Dr. Daniel had an unwavering commitment to his family and his greatest happiness was being with them. Professionally, Dr. Daniel was a renowned physician who practiced since 1978 at the Sansum Clinic (formerly the Santa Barbara Medical Foundation Clinic) in Santa Barbara, California. Early in his career, Dr. Daniel pursued an interest in the developing medical specialty of geriatric medicine, and was among the first physicians in the United States to be board certified in the specialty. He had special interests in dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, and he lectured across the country and was the author of textbook chapters, papers, and a variety of educational materials on the topics. For his work, Dr. Daniel was recognized by the Alzheimer's Association's Santa Barbara chapter with their 2001 Leadership Award. At the time of his death, Dr. Daniel also served as the Medical Director of the Vista del Monte Rehabilitation and Care Center and was on the medical and scientific advisory board of the Center for Cognitive Fitness and Innovative Therapies of Santa Barbara. In 2008, Dr. Daniel published a book, Stealth Germs in Your Body , which received national attention. Dr. Daniel was a special kind of doctor whose story is best told by the numerous patients and families whose lives he touched. He was a master diagnostician who remembered every medical and personal detail about his patients. He will be greatly missed by his many colleagues at the Sansum Clinic and Cottage Hospital, his loyal patients whom he treated as family, and their families. Dr. Daniel is survived by the love of his life, Martha Peaslee Daniel, and their four children and their families: Kristina Daniel Lawson and her husband Matt Lawson of Walnut Creek, California; Michael Peaslee Daniel and his wife Erica Lash Daniel of Truckee, California; Mary Daniel Gullett and her husband Randy Gullett of Foster City, California; and Monica Ann Daniel and her boyfriend Andre Shevchuck of Pleasant Hill, California. Dr. Daniel was the proud grandfather of Katherine Lawson (10), Graham Lawson (5), Tyler Daniel (3), Molly Daniel (1), Jonathan Gullett (5), and Evan Gullett (1). Dr. Daniel was thrilled to be expecting his seventh grandchild - a boy - who is due to be born in the summer of 2015. Dr. Daniel is also survived by his sister, Alexa Maland, her husband, Lynn, and their two children, Daniel and Sarah of Salt Lake City, Utah, and by his first cousin and lifelong best friend, Dr. Peter Patkos, and his family, of Budapest, Hungary. In recent years, he enjoyed a special friendship with his sister-in-law, Ann Bunce, and her husband, Dr. Brian Bunce, of Stillwater, Minnesota. He was incredibly fond of his West Highland Terrier, Ollie. Dr. Daniel was predeceased by his parents, Erno and Katinka Daniel, and by his in-laws, Ernest and Mary Peaslee. A funeral Mass is planned for Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at our Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church at 1300 East Valley Road in Montecito, California. A celebration of his life will follow the Mass at The Fess Parker Resort at 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard in Santa Barbara. As he wished, Dr. Daniel will be buried at a later date in Stillwater, Minnesota, alongside Martha's family. Dr. Daniel spent his entire professional career at the Sansum Clinic and loved practicing medicine in Santa Barbara. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Thomas Beamer, Dr. Thomas Jones, Dr. Joseph Aragon, and Dr. Kurt Ransohoff. Memorial donations may be made to the Sansum Clinic in the name of Dr. Erno Daniel. Arrangements entrusted to Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.
o_Farber022215 FARBER, Virginia "Ginny" L. •A 48 year resident of Santa Barbara passed away peacefully February 19, 2015 surrounded by family at Serenity House/Visiting Nurses & Hospice at the age of 96. Ginny, as she was known by friends, was born in Baltimore, MD March 17, 1918 attending Notre Dame Girls School and BriarCliff Manor Finishing School in Westchester County, NY. Always an athlete, Ginny played field hockey, basketball and was an avid horsewoman in her youth. After finishing school she worked as a furrier and clothing buyer. •Ginny came to a career later in life. Asked to "help at the front desk" a couple days a week she ultimately managed the Tennis of Club of Santa Barbara for 27 years retiring at 80. She was an avid tennis and bridge player. She volunteered at Cottage Hospital. At one time Ginny knew anyone and everyone in Santa Barbara. She could not go out for dinner without bumping into friends galore. She loved seeing everyone and was a compassionate, attentive, loving friend to all. She was preceded in death by her beloved sister, Katherine G. Culliton of Buffalo, NY and is survived by her son, Dusty Farber of Santa Barbara and Santa Monica, daughter and son in law, Mimi and Brad Gebert of Salinas CA, her grandson Brian Buffington, his wife Alexis Buffington and her great grandson Caden Buffington of Bloomington, IN and many nieces and nephews throughout New York and Florida. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Road at 2pm, Sunday March 1st. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, the Braille Institute of Santa Barbara, Hospice/ Visiting Nurses of Santa Barbara or Santa Barbara Breast Resource Center.
o_Fonagy022515 FONAGY, Rozalia Passed away peacefully on February 20th, 2015 with her husband and longtime friend/caregiver by her side. She was born in Europe in 1924, moved to New York in 1956, then to Solvang, CA in the early 60's, where she was a cook in a restaurant for many years. Rose and her husband loved to travel the US and Canada in their RV, it was their passion. When she retired, she enjoyed the company of her friends at the senior center, she loved life and had a wonderful sense of humor. She will be greatly missed by all.• Rozalia's ashes will be scattered in the sea, as she wished for.
o_Guerra022615 GUERRA, Lola Nava February 20, 1925 – December 28, 2014 •Lola Nava Guerra was a woman of courage, tremendous talent and infectious vivacity. She was born to Mexican immigrants, Julian and Refugio Nava. She began her life in East Los Angeles – the 4th of 8 children. Here, she spent much of her time at the Divine Savior Presbyterian Church. •It was at the Divine Savior that she began to develop her beautiful voice. She began singing in the Church choir and at the age of 19 she was asked to sing for Gospel Recordings. She sang solos in many weddings and in numerous chorales in L.A. and Goleta. In one prominent chorale she was a soloist performing the Messiah in Spanish. In 1955 she reconnected with Jess Guerra a classmate from Roosevelt High School. The two fell in love and enjoyed a 60 year marriage. In 1969 the family moved to Goleta, California where Lola immediately took an interest in the local community. She touched generations to come through her years of working with the Migrant Education Program in local schools and helping to start the Ellwood Butterfly Preserve. It was this indomitable spirit that has both touched and shaped the community that she called her home until her death this last December. Even with all the words of the English language at your disposal, the complete beauty of Lola could not hope to be adequately described. She is survived by her husband Jess, their 6 children, 14 grandchildren, her brother Julian Nava and her sister Rose Marie Nava Herzig. Her family thanks all for their wishes and their prayers. Lola held a place in our hearts that will never be filled again.
o_Orellana022615 ORELLANA, Angela "Angelita" •Angela was born in Aguililla, Michoacan, on December 9, 1950, to Trinidad and Esther Buenrostro. Angela and family moved to the Santa Barbara region during 1976, where she enjoyed spending time with family and raising children. •She is survived by; her husband of sixteen years, Mario Orellana, brothers Trinidad and Ramiro, sisters: Mirella, Maria, Juana, Alicia and Cristiana, sons: Robert, Humberto, Ivan and Jose, daughters: Hilda, Angelica and Nancy, grandchildren; Alex, Joshua, Carlos, Celeste, Ciena, Dominic, Demetri, Mona, Bella, Xavier, Mercedes, Joseph and Natalie. •A viewing will be held on Friday, February 27, 5pm at Welch- Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels (downtown), followed by a Rosary at 7pm at the same location. Church services are scheduled for Saturday, February 28, 10am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1740 Cliff Dr. Santa Barbara, CA, with reception to follow. Angela is most remembered for her kindness, hospitality and caring spirit. Our sincere appreciation goes to the family and friends for their outpour of support. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels
o_Underwood022415 UNDERWOOD, Bertine Lucile Was born in Duluth, Minnesota on June 12, 1918 to Glenn and Saidee Dyer.While growing up, her family traveled back and forth from Minnesota to California and finally settled in Terminal Island, CA while she was in her teens. In 1938 she married Frank Dalton and had three children over the next six years. She then moved to the Glendale, Burbank, San Fernando area to be with her mother and married Homer Underwood in1951. 1958 brought them to Santa Barbara for the next 20 years. In retirement, they lived in Nice, California until Homer passed away in 1989. She then moved back to Santa Barbara to be with her youngest son. She is preceded in death by her husband, daughter and son-in-law, Norm and Judy Mattos. She leaves her son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Tammy Underwood and son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Nancy Underwood as well as seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. A private service was held at Santa Barbara Cemetery.