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BROSKA, Charles Died September 18, 2014 at his home in Solvang, in the arms of the love of his life Jean. He was one week away from his 97th birthday. He was born in Lodi, New Jersey to Jeanne and Tony Broska. Charles attended schools in New Jersey and received his MBA at the Wharton College in Penn. His career was in banking and public relations. He met the love of his life Jean in Santa Barbara and they were married for 45 years. Charles is survived by his wife Jean, his sister Ann Ross, stepson Boyd Wyse Jr., Granddaughter Katrina and her husband Pete Kostigen. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 on Thursday, September 25 at Oak Hill cemetery in Ballard. Officiants are Reverend Randall Day of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and Santa Barbara Masonic lodge #192. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Santa Barbara Hospice. Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors.
o_Kopecky092314 KOPECKY, Charles Roy •94, of Anaheim Ca.passed away of natural causes on Thursday, September 18th 2014 at the private home he resided at with his wife, Charlotte. •Born in Chicago, Il., to Frank and Clara Kopecky, he grew up with 3 brothers, Frank Jr., Otto (twin), and George in the Chicago suburbs. Charles served in the U.S. Navy 1944-46. He then attended the University Of Illinois, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1950. Charles and his brother Frank Jr opened Kopecky Rexall Pharmacy which thrived in Broadview, Il. From 1950 -1968. •It was at the pharmacy Charles met the love of his life, Charlotte Shust, who was the bookkeeper and clerk. Married Oct. 6th 1967, the Kopecky’s moved to the Santa Barbara Ca. area in 1969. There they opened and ran a Hallmark store Kard n’ Kandle in the Turnpike shopping center. Charles and Charlotte were always very active at both the San Roque Catholic Church and The Old Mission Parrish. Charles is survived by his wife Charlotte of 47 years, his sons William (Billy), and Robert (Bob), and a grandson Logan. Charles was a loving father, husband, grandfather. The family will receive friends at a graveside service to be held at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 199 N Hope Ave Santa Barbara Ca 93110 at 2pm Friday, September 26th.
o_Phillips092314 PHILLIPS, Donald L. •78, of Burns died September 19, 2014 in Burns. •He was born August 6, 1936 in Burns, WY to Raymond and Ottie Phillips. He married Rosie Garcia on May 22, 1999 in Santa Barbara, CA. He was a veteran serving in the US Army. He retired from GTE Telephone Company.He attended Immanuel Lutheran Church in Burns. •He is survived by his wife, Rosie Phillips of Burns; children, Scott Phillips of Santa Barbara, CA and Leanne Vigil of Lompoc, CA; step-children, Michael Alvarado of Santa Barbara, CA, Richard Alvarado of Broomfield, CO and Ginger Jordan of San Francisco, CA; 8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Lyle Phillips, Larry Phillips and Betty Branson. Those who wish may contribute to the Burns Ambulance Fund. Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Lakeview chapel at Schrader Funeral Home, 2222 Russell Ave. followed by a reception in the Schrader Reception Center. Cremation has taken place under the care of Schrader Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at
o_Villalpando092314.1 VILLALPANDO, Reyes (1934-2014) •The Villalpando family mourns the passing of Reyes Villalpando, beloved brother, husband, father and grandfather.•Reyes passed away peacefully on September 18, 2014, in Santa Barbara, California, surrounded by his immediate family. •Born in Fillmore, California, on January 6, 1934, to Jesus and Eloisa Villalpando, Reyes moved with his family (including three brothers and three sisters) to Carpinteria when he was six years old.• He could often be found helping in the family grocery store near their house on Linden Avenue.• After graduating from Carpinteria High School, Reyes went on to receive a B.A. in Education from Fresno State University and a Master’s Degree in Education from San Diego State. Reyes served in the U.S. Army for two years, and was Honorably Discharged in 1958, having spent time in Korea.•He then began his teaching career as a Fifth Grade teacher at McKinley School in Santa Barbara.•After seven years at McKinley, Reyes was transferred to Franklin School, where he taught ESL and Bilingual First Grade for 28 years.•Reyes retired in 1994, but his love for teaching children continued to burn brightly.•He later went to work as a part-time ESL and reading teacher in the Carpinteria school system.•He leaves behind many cherished friends and fellow teachers. While teaching at Franklin, Reyes met the love of his life, Peggy Morin.• Their marriage of 47 wonderful years produced five children - four boys and one girl - who helped fill those years with joy and happiness. At the time of his death, Reyes and Peggy still lived in the house in Carpinteria in which they raised their family. A patient and thoughtful man, Reyes enjoyed fishing, gardening, reading and playing the clarinet.•He also cared very much for his three dogs.•His greatest love outside of his family, however, was likely camping, including month long excursions through the Western United States in a beige family station wagon, with tent trailer in tow. He is survived by his loving wife, Peggy, five adoring children, ten doting grandchildren, two sisters and a brother who will all miss him dearly each and every day. Services for Reyes will be held on September 25, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Carpinteria.•In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Serenity House in Santa Barbara or the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services (805) 895-8409.
o_Williams092314 WILLIAMS Sr., Columbus 4/14/1946- 9/17/2014 •On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, Columbus Williams Sr. passed away at home peacefully in his sleep, at the age of 68. •He is survived by two sisters; Dorothy Jenkins of Ferrell, Mississippi and Lottie Williams of Tupelo, Mississippi, three children; Regina Williams of Ventura, CA, Columbus Williams Jr. of Lompoc, CA and Tania Williams of Santa Barbara, CA, Nine grandchildren, two great granddaughters and a host of nieces and nephews.• •Columbus was born and raised in Clarksdale, Mississippi before moving to Santa Barbara in 1966. After moving to Santa Barbara he was employed by Santa Barbara Nissan where he was an auto mechanic for 22 years. He had a passion for fishing, and loved playing dominoes at social gatherings with family and friends.• A viewing will be held Thursday, September 25th, at Welch-Ryce-Haider, 15 east sola St., in Santa Barbara, from 3- 7pm.• Services for Columbus will be held Friday, September 26th, at 11 am with Rev. J. B. Ficklin at Greater Hope Baptist Church, 430 East Figueroa St, Santa Barbara. To leave an online memory or condolence please visit Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.