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O'MEARA, Mary Christine "Chris"
died peacefully in her steep at Mission Terrace Convalescent Hospital on August 20, 1999 at the age of 88.
Christine was born on July 12, 1911 on the Tecolote Ranch in Goleta Valley, the first daughter and fourth child to Richard B Hunt and Isabel Morelli. She attended local Goleta schools until the family moved their home to Hollister Avenue where her father was the superintendent of the Goleta Cemetery. There she attended Hope School for a year before entering Dolores Catholic School. Christine graduated from Santa Barbara Catholic High School in 1929. She attended the Berkeley School of Nursing for 2 years before she decided to change her career and moved back to Santa Barbara. From age 16 until her marriage in 1948 Chris was a well-known and accomplished tennis player both locally and at the State level. Several times she won a berth to play at the annual Ojai Invitational and in 1943 won the Santa Barbara City Championship.
In the early 1940's, she attended and graduated from the Santa Barbara Business College and for the next 40 plus years spent her working career as a bookkeeper, mostly with Lou Rose and later with Robinson's. On August 7, 1948, Christine married Dan O'Meara at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Their married lasted 48 years until Dan's passing on August 19, 1996. Together they enjoyed years of bowling in local leagues, and in 1974 both took up the game of golf which they actively participated in as a couple until Dan's stroke in 1982. Chris was a most devoted wife and caregiver to her husband for 14 years, and yet Dan made sure she always found time for golf and bingo during this time. They were together a very unselfish couple who led their lives by example.
Christine is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Mary and George Mamalakis and her beloved grandson, Jeff; a sister Margaret (Pete) Nicoletti of Santa Barbara and sister-in-law Ann Hunt of Lodi, and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her siblings: Richard B Hunt Jr (Dick), William Hunt, Vincent Hunt, Kathleen Oliphant and Laura Gunter.
At this time her family would like to express their appreciation to the medical staff at Mission Terrace for all the wonderful care and attention given to Chris these last 3 months, but especially these last four days. Thank you doesn't seem enough. Also, we would like to express our gratitude to Diane Simpkins at Santa Barbara Care Management for her guidance and support this past year. The journey is complete.
Anyone wishing to make personal donations in Christine's name may do so to San Roque Church Repair and Renovation, 325 Argonne Circle, SB 93015 and St Vincent's PO Box 669, SB 93102-0669.
Visitation at Welch-Ryce-Haider Downtown Chapel, Mon Aug 23, noon to 8:00 pm. Funeral Liturgy Tues, August 24 at 10:00 am at San Rogue Church. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery.

BARNETT, Ione R
age 83 of Palm Desert, California, formerly of Santa Barbara, California, died Friday August 20, 1999 in Palm Desert.
Born December 24, 1915 in Brooks, Wisconsin. Daughter of Albert and Mollie Meier Schuster.
She served in the US Marine Corps Women's Battalion from 1944 -1945. She worked in the Pentagon in Washington DC and retired in 1952. She was a past matron of the Eurika Chapter No 19, Order of Eastern Star, Portsmouth, R I and the Raytheon Wife Club. She was married to George A Barnett on January 19th, 1952 in Bremerton, WA. He died July 3, 1986.
She is survived by one sister Mrs Beatrice Schantz, Onlaska, Wis, one brother Don (Helen) Schuster of Galva, Illinois, nine nieces and nephews.
Services are planned for 1:00 pm Wednesday at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel, 15 E Sola St. Officiant will be Reverend John C Wilker, Santa Barbara Marguerite Chapter #78 OES Burial to follow at Santa Barbara Cemetery.

KLEINE, Agnes K
age 90 of Santa Barbara died August 23, 1999 in Santa Barbara. She was born April 19, 1909 in Santa Ynez, California and was a life-long resident of Santa Barbara County. She was the daughter of Erastus & Alice Potter and a member of the pioneer Lyons family.
She attended the Ballard School, Santa Ynez High School, and Santa Barbara Business College.
She is survived by her daughter - Patricia Wells of Nipomo, CA, step-son - David Kleine of Oak View, CA, 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and 1 great great grandchild.
Cremation will take place with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery - Ballard, CA.
Loper Funeral Chapel - Directors.

PALLOTTI, Joe M
a long time resident of Summerland, passed away on Sunday, August 22, 1999. He was 77. A veteran of World War II, Mr Pallotti was the Cheif Petty Officer on Submarine duty. In 1946 he began working for Flying Tiger Airlines in Burbank as the Director of Contracts. Mr and Mrs Pallotti lived in Burbank for 43 years before moving to Summerland. Mr Pallotti was a member of the VFW as well as the Sertoma Club.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Josephine, his three children; Adele Lucas, John Pallotti, and Lonni Ebeling, two sisters, Letizia Curti and Ilda Bourasso, and his six grandchildren, Chris and Matt Lucas, Dan and Alex Pallotti, and Ryan and Adam Ebeling.
A Rosary for Mr Pallotti will be held tonight, August 26, 7:00 pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels, 15 East Sola St The Mass will be held on Thursday, August 27, 3:00 PM at Our lady of Mount Carmel. A reception will directly after the Mass at the Parish Hall.
In Mr Pallotti memory friends are asks to remember the American Institute of Cancer Research, 1759 "R" St, NW Washington DC 20009 or a charity of their choice.

VAN VLIET, James
an authority on Nepal and Tibet, has died.
Jim was raised in a east coast orphanage and as a teenager joined the US Marine Corps. He was a noncom for several years and then pursued other vocations. He graduated from college, eventually moving to Santa Barbara.
He lived in city housing near the Italian Market and was frugal in the management of his Social Security income. Although owning an aging truck, he preferred taking his bicycle to haunts on Milpas Street. One day a youth stole his bike but several days later Jim spotted the thief and gave him a tongue lashing before the boy scampered away on foot.
Although in his upper sixties, Jim received medical care from the local Veterans Administration Clinic. In the past twenty years he would travel to the Orient about every two years, taking scores of color slides and adding to his non fiction book collection about Nepal and Tibet. This library has been given to a private organization in Ojai.
Jim was twice divorced and fathered four children. On the most recent trip this spring he flew to Bangkok and then to Katmandu. He died on June 11, 1999 in a remote hamlet in Nepal.

DOCKING, Dorothy L
born June 24, 1901 in Blackpool, England, passed away on August 23,1999 in Santa Barbara, Ca. Three brothers, William, Reginald, and Stanley, preceded her in death. She is survived by her nephew, Alan Docking of Brussels, Belgium; a nephew, James Docking, and a niece, Eleanor Lynch, of London England, and numerous friends around the world. Dorothy was a world traveler, teacher of English literature at several universities around the world, including Westmont College in the 60' and 70's. She will be missed for the adventure-filled tales of her world travels, her knowledge of English Literature, and her great love of children, and her enduring friendship.
A memorial service will he held at a later date in Santa Barbara.

HAFNER, Miriam Ming
age 92, died August 24, 1999, a resident of Santa Barbara since 1976 and Samarkand Retirement Community since 1982. She was born in London, England in 1907, came to the US in 1920 and became a US citizen in 1941.
She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Richard Hafner, her two sons, Bron Hafner of Los Angeles, and Craig Hafner of Arlington, VA, three grandchildren, Bron Hafner Jr of San Rafael, CA, Mack Hafner of Manhattan Beach, CA, and Wendall Hafner of Brooklyn, NY, three great grandchildren, Katherine, Dyan, Christine, and many other family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am Friday, August 27, 1999 at All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 83 Eucalyptus Lane, Santa Barbara.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc. or charity of choice.

HAFNER, Miriam Ming
age 92, died August 24, 1999, a resident of Santa Barbara since 1976 and Samarkand Retirement Community since 1982. She was born in London, England in 1907, came to the US in 1920 and became a US citizen in 1941.
She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Richard Hafner, her two sons, Bron Hafner of Los Angeles, and Craig Hafner of Arlington, VA, three grandchildren, Bron Hafner Jr of San Rafael, CA, Mark Hafner of Manhattan Beach, CA, and Wendell Hafner of Brooklyn, NY, three great grandchildren, Katherine, Dylan, Christine, and many other family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am Friday, August 27, 1999 at All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 83 Eucalyptus Lane, Santa Barbara.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc or charity of choice.

KOEK, Marilyn
"our bundle of energy" left her loving family and friends on Wed August 25, 1999 after a brief illness, she was 69.
Marilyn is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Fred; daughter Emily; brother Robert Hessell; sister June Klien; and her two loves - granddaughters Kelly and Erin.
A Memorial Open House will be held on Saturday, Aug 28 between 2-4, at the New Horizons Clubhouse.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

ANTISTA, Gregg B
36, died August 24, 1999. Beloved son of Adrienne and Morton Kaplan, Vincent and Anne Antista, beloved brother of Jennifer and Dennis Bornand, loving uncle to Nicolai.
Gregg will be sorely missed by his family and many friends. We all love and miss you.
Memorial Service at Shoreline Park, Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 10:AM.

MARCUS, PhD, S Stephen
54, died Friday, August 20, 1999, in Santa Barbara, CA, of complications following heart surgery. Chevra Kadisha Mortuary, Los Angeles, handled funeral arrangements, and he was buried in the Santa Barbara Cemetery on Monday, August 23, 1999.
A memorial service will be held September 8, 4:30 pm at the Faculty Club of the University of California/Santa Barabara (UCSB). Dr Marcus was founder and Co-Director of UCSB's South Coast Writing Project, and was the editor of the Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Newsletter. He was internationally respected as a leader in technology and education. He was famous for the wit and wisdom of his workshops for educators and teachers, which he gave worldwide. He moved to Santa Barbara in 1972 after receiving degrees from Brandeis University and the University of Chicago. He received his PhD from the Graduate School of Education, University of California/Santa Barbara.
Dr Marcus is survived by his fiancee Mary Howell of San Luis Obispo, CA, his brother Aaron of Berkeley, CA, and his mother Libbie Burstein Marcus of Cupertino, CA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Stephen Marcus Memorial Fund, POB 3952, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.
Mr Marcus was born May 1,1945, in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised there. He was graduated from Omaha Central High School and attended Beth Israel Synagogue.

REITHER, Alma Wersan
died peacefully August 17, 1999 at the age of 93. Born in Lodz, Poland in 1906, she immigrated to the U S as an infant. She was raised in New York where she became a medical secretary and raised two sons, providing them with private educations. She moved to Santa Barbara 30 years ago and applied her genius for organization to the office of Dr Hal Gregg.
In retirement, she was a skilled knitter such that every member of the family has a sweater made by her. She kept her mind sharp with crossword puzzles and Scrabble at which she was virtually unbeatable. She was a cherished resident of New Horizons and later Vista del Monte where she spent her last years.
She is pre-deceased by four siblings and husbands William Wersan and Jules Reither. She is survived by: brother Alfred Lawrence and niece Lucille Weiss of New Jersey and other nieces and nephews too numerous to mention; sons Stephen Wersan and wife Francine of Ridgecrest, CA and Robert Wersan and wife Susan of New York; grandchildren Elena Case of Washington, Guru Meher of New Mexico, Zoe Nelson of Watsonville, CA, Laura Vergeront of Riverside, CA, Ariel Litzky of Alameda, CA, Sarah Wersan of Santa Barbara, CA, Tim Wersan of New York, and Adam Wersan of New York.
A memorial service will be held at Vista del Monte at 2:30 PM, September 3 in the Fernbrook dining room. Call 687-0793 for more information. McDermott -Crockett Mortuary

SHELLEY, Pierre Anthony John Minton
age 61, prototype engineer, died Saturday, August 2 from a heart attack. He was on his way home to his little house in the hills. We are deeply grateful to our fathers best friend Vince, for having been right there with him to care for him at that untimely moment. Born in London England, Pierre moved to Santa Barbara in the early 60's and became a US citizen in 1980.
He is survived by his two daughters, Amber Shelley-Harris and Se'a Shelley-Ryan, his brother, Patrick, his pet duck, Mergatroid, and two birds, Charlie and Dandy.
Pierre was a brilliant mathematical and mechanical genius. Our fathers influence and contributions to his work, family, friends and all of mankind are so profound and numerous, it would take this entire newspaper to list them all. We all love you and you will be with us forever.

Hecker, Richard R
Born, Sept 18, 1909, Mt Carmel, PA.
Died, Aug 22, 1999, Santa Barbara, Ca.
Shortly after his birth, his parents returned with him to their home in San Moritz, Switzerland. He attended the University of Milan where he majored in Business Administration.
Upon his return to the U S he was employed by Vincent Aster of the St Regis Hotel chain, soon became one of 5 Asst Mgrs and for 15 years worked at the Whitehall Hotel, Palm Beach, Fla for winters, St Regis Hotel, NY in spring & fall, & Lido CC on Long Island in the summers.
During W W II he served G-2 duty with the 6th Corps and participated in landings at Salerno and Anzio. After VE-Day he assisted in repatriating Italian co-belligerents.
After coming to California he was employed as Asst Mgr of the Bel Air Hotel, LA. In 1950 he went to San Gabriel CC as Asst Mgr There he met Lillian Scott Ehler, office secretary, whom he married that year. He managed the Oakmont CC, Glendale, before moving to S B as manager of La Cumbre CC, then managed the Santa Barbara Club for 6 years. After a brief flier as a business partner in a chain of bowling alleys and a venture into the restaurant business, Dick accepted the position as manager of the University Club of S B from which he retired after more than 12 years.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian, two daughters, Alice Hecker of S B and Roberta Jones of Kauai, grandson, Victor Breen of Santa Barbara and granddaughters, Juliet and Francesca Jones of Kauai. Also a sister Elvira, and a brother Arturo and several nieces and nephews, all of northern Italy and Switzerland.
An open celebration of life will take place on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 4:00 pm at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. In lieu of flowers, please remember your favorite charities.

KOENS (MERCEDES), M ANN
December 9, 1933 to August 28, 1999 passed on to her Star in the heavens after a long brave fight with cancer. Born to George and Mary Belisle in Ludlow, MA. She attended schools in Natick, MA. Ann moved to Santa Barbara in 1957. Worked at Bank of America and later at Santa Barbara City Hall. She met and married George Koens and they were the proud parents of a son: Ronald of Carpinteria and a daughter, Pamela of Ventura, CA.
Ann is survived by two brothers: Ray of Cartersville, GA and Alan of Dunwoody, GA.
A Remembrance/Visitation is planned for Thursday, September 2nd, 10:00 am 12: 00 p m at Welch-Ryce-Haider Goleta Chapel, 450 Ward Dr Private inurnment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Foundation in memory of Mrs Koens.

ORTEGA, Gloria Guadalupe
born December 12, 1948 to Robert and Carmen Madrigal was taken by the Angels to join her father and brother Robert Madrigal Sr and Robert Jr on August 27, 1999.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister she will be sorely missed.
She is survived by her husband David, her sons; Deacon, John, Joaquin, Lee, Adriene and John Arquioala, daughter Vanessa, 3 grandchildren, Leah, Lanea, and Rosalia, brothers; Frank, Xavier, Carlos, Armando and Raul Madrigal, sisters; Diane Martinez, Martha Cervantes and Patricia Madrigal.
She attended Bishop Diego, her profession was a CNA. Married for 30 years, her passion in life was her family. A Humanitarian to all, her doors were always open. Though she had various health problems during her lifetime, she always kept a positive attitude and a sense of humor. Her memory will live on through her family.
Gloria, Mom, Sis, we love you and you'll be missed everyday and not forgotten for a minute.
Rosary will be held 5:00 PM Today at San Roque Church, Mass at 12:00 Wed also at San Roque Church.

ARAUJO, Eileen Constance
90 of Casa Dorinda, passed away peacefully on August 29, 1999, at St Francis Medical Center.
Eileen, a native of London, England, was born November 17, 1908 to Edwin J Murray and Emily C Walshe. She emigrated to San Francisco as a young girl, grew up in the City, and spent most of her life in the Bay Area, where she met and married her husband, James B (Jimmy) Araujo in 1942. After a few short years of great happiness, and one son, Jimmy predeceased her, and she never remarried. Eileen had a love of life and people, and brought a special sparkle with her wherever she went. She loved to travel and enjoy new and exciting experiences, which she dutifully captured on film. In 1988, she moved to Santa Barbara to be near her son and grandchildren, and spent the remaining years of her life devoted to family and friends.
Eileen is survived by her son Bart and daughter-in-law Daphne of Calistoga; and three grandchildren, Jaime of London, England; Gregory of San Francisco, and Christopher of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Friends are invited to attend Funeral Mass at 2:00 p m on Monday September 6 at Mt Carmel Catholic Church in Montecito, 1300 East Valley Road, with Msgr Sylvester O'Byrne officiating. Interment will follow on September 8 at 11:00 am at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, where Eileen will be reunited with her husband.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Jesuit Seminary Association, 133 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108, or Father Flanagan's Boys Home, Boy's Town, NE 68010.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

GOODSPEED, Robert Lloyd
Of Ventura, formerly of Santa Barbara.
Bone June 28, 1944 in Enid, Oklahoma. Lost at sea July 7, 1999, on a solo sail to Hilo, Hawaii.
An Army Captain who flew reconnaissance in the Vietnam War, Robert was employed as a private pilot. He was a sailboat designer and a lifelong sailor.
Surviving family members are his sisters: Betty Thomas-Cole (Jeff) of Glendora, Barbara Chen Lowenthal (Dick) of Santa Barbara, Beverly Straw (Joey) of Rialto, Rae Lynn Goodspeed of Glendale, and his nieces and nephews. Robert's family would like to express their sincere appreciation to his dear friends Heather Hoffmann and John Kavanaugh, and thanks to the U S Coast Guard personnel at the Pacific Area & District 11 Command Center for their assistance and support. Our deepest gratitude goes to the Captain and crew of the Greek motor vessel Chetumal for their concern and responsive action upon locating his boat.
For family and friends, a celebration of Robert's life will be held on the beach near the jetty on Spinnaker Drive opposite the Ventura Yacht Club on Saturday, September 4 at 3:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America.

SHRAGER, Carl A
Former long time Santa Barbara resident Carl A Shrager died Thursday, August 26, 1999 of a heart attack while vacationing in Thousand Oaks. He was 57. Mr Shrager was currently residing in the small town of Byron, MN near Rochester.
He was preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his wife Charlene and daughter Margaret, both of Byron, MN; his father Nathan Shrager of Philadelphia, PA, his sister Judy Solomon of Cheltanham, PA, and two step-children, Jasmine Fowler of Altuna, PA and David Schultz of San Jose.
A Memorial Service was held in Camarillo on August 31, and another will be held in Minnesota when the family returns there. Correspondence may be sent to: PO Box 449, Byron, MN 55920

SMOLEN, Kurt R
was born in Cleveland, Ohio and died on August 29, 1999 at the age of 43.
He was a Business Manager for Loring and Company.
Survivors are his mother and step-father, Barbara and Wilbur Schmutzler, Lake Isabella, CA, father and step-mother Kurt and Charlotte Smolen of Sierra Vista, AZ, sister Karen Hoverman, Apple Valley, CA, brother Keith Smolen from Vail, Arizona.
A long time resident from Santa Barbara where he called it his home and where his heart is. He wishes to say Good-bye to all his friends.
Victor Valley Mortuary, Victorville, CA is the Mortuary in charge.

SWINT JR , Elwin O "Win"
A Memorial Service will be held in the Santa Barbara Harbor at 11 am Saturday, Sept 4, for Elwin O "Win" Swint, lost at sea August 24, 1999 while diving for sea urchins off Santa Rosa Island.
Born in Coronado, California on February 21, 1946, Win graduated from Coronado High School in 1963. After attending San Diego State University, he enlisted in the U S Navy, where he became a SEAL of the Navy's Underwater Demolition Team. He came to Santa Barbara in the early 1970s and began working as a commercial abalone diver out of the harbor.
As president of the California Abalone Association, Win represented divers in numerous legislative hearings, and worked to restore the local abalone fishery by pioneering abalone mariculture methods. He developed offshore growing habitats and spearheaded abalone planting programs in the Channel Islands, and also worked with the Mexican government to develop abalone mariculture projects in Baja. When the California abalone fishery closed in 1996, Win turned to diving for sea urchins.
Win's hobbies were centered around classical literature and history, as well as music. He played the banjo and wrote original songs, which he performed with friends. In his later years he took up sculpting, and his bronze sculptures won awards in a number of local shows, including an exhibition at the Faulkner Gallery. He was a member of the Sculptor's Guild.
Win will be remembered as a strong, trustworthy friend to many, who knew him for his outspoken honesty and fire. He leaves his son, Jason M Corlett, 25, of Newport Beach, Calif ; his parents, Capt Elwin O Swint (ret) and Billie F Swint of Dallas Texas; his sister, Mary Morrison of Poulsbo, Wash; his two loving canine companions, Sophie and Zoe, and many friends.
The Saturday 11 a m memorial service at the end of the Breakwater will be followed by a flotilla of urchin diving boats leaving the harbor for an offshore tribute near Shoreline Park. Following this, at about 2 pm, a gathering of friends and relatives will take place at Harbor Marine Works, the boat yard in the harbor opposite the Coast Guard building.

TRITTSCHUH, Louise B
90 years old died peacefully August 30, 1999 at Mission Terrace. She was born in Zenia, Ohio on February 28, 1909. Louise graduated from Miami Valley Hospital ad School of Nursing in Dayton, Ohio in 1929.
She is preceded in death by her husband Erwin M Trittschuh and brothers Norbert G, Marcus E, William B McAllister. She is survived by her only loving daughter Janet and Paul Guido Dal Bello of Santa Barbara, grandson Paul and wife Nancy Dal Bello, great granddaughter Nina Louise all of Pleasant Hill, CA. granddaughter Anne Dal Bello and husband Mark Hoyal, great granddaughters Emily and Sarah and great grandson Andrew of Paris, France. No services are scheduled locally.
Contributions may be made to the All Saints Episcopal Day School, 860 Carmel Rd, Carmel, CA 93924.

FANOS, George M
died on July 27, 1999 at his home in Cranbury, New Jersey. He was 45.
He was born in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from New Brunswick High School in New Brunswick , NJ.
He was the owner of GF Construction in Cranbury for the past six years. He previously had been a salesman for Pepsi-Cola Co in New Jersey for about 20 years.
He was a communicant of St George's Greek Orthodox Church in Piscataway, NJ.
Surviving are his wife, the former Renee Martin, his mother, Virginia Fanos of Santa Barbara, his uncle Dr Peter Angeles, of Goleta, his two aunts, Katherine Dietche of Santa Barbara and Marianne Zacharellis of Goleta, his brother Peter Fanos, of Arroyo Grande, and two sisters, Kathy Calagias of Panorama City and Irene Fanos of New York City.
A Memorial will be held on Sunday, September 5th at 10:00 am service at St Barbara's Greek Orthodox Church in Santa Barbara. Afterwards, the family will host a reception in the church's community center from 11:30 to 1:30.
Contributions may be made in George's name to the American Heart Association.

GOODSPEED, Robert Lloyd
Of Ventura, formerly of Santa Barbara.
Bone June 28, 1944 in Enid, Oklahoma. Lost at sea July 7, 1999, on a solo sail to Hilo, Hawaii.
An Army Captain who flew reconnaissance in the Vietnam War, Robert was employed as a private pilot. He was a sailboat designer and a lifelong sailor.
Surviving family members are his sisters: Betty Thomas-Cole (Jeff) of Glendora, Barbara Chen Lowenthal (Dick) of Santa Barbara, Beverly Straw (Joey) of Rialto, Rae Lynn Goodspeed of Glendale, and his nieces and nephews. Robert's family would like to express their sincere appreciation to his dear friends Heather Hoffmann and John Kavanaugh, and thanks to the U S Coast Guard personnel at the Pacific Area & District 11 Command Center for their assistance and support. Our deepest gratitude goes to the Captain and crew of the Greek motor vessel Chetumal for their concern and responsive action upon locating his boat.
For family and friends, a celebration of Robert's life will be held on the beach near the jetty on Spinnaker Drive opposite the Ventura Yacht Club on Saturday, September 4 at 3:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America.

VELASQUEZ, Anthony B
82 year old, long time resident of Carpinteria passed away on August 31,1999. One of five children tony completed his
education and served for two years as a Pharmacist Mate in the United States Navy. He married Irene Hernandez on May 1, 1937.
A gentle man, with many friends and family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Irene of Carpinteria, sons Gilbert & (Jessie) Velasquez of Goleta, Anthony "Fritz" Jr & (Penny) Velasquez of Carpinteria, Daughter Darleen & HAL Barton of Oroville, CA, sister Sally Macias of Oxnard, Brother Reginald Velasquez of Carpinteria. 11 Loving grandchildren & 20 devoted Great grandchildren & 2 great great loving grand children.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Carpinteria on Friday September 3, 1999 AT 9:00 AM with interment at Carpinteria District Cemetery. Under the direction of McDermott-Crockett Mortuary. 569-2424

ALCOCER, Robert J
age 66 of Santa Barbara passed away September 1, 1999 at his residence.
Mr. Alcocer came to Santa Barbara from Buena Park in co-founder of the Impair Risk Underwriters Association. Robert had a love for tennis, music and a zest for life. He was always there for his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Marie of Santa Barbara and his children: con, Michael, daughter D'Anna Marie Fraser (Daniel P.) son, Christopher Robert (Elizabeth) daughter Anjanette M. Stroud (Michael M.) all of Santa Barbara. Grandchildren: Mathew, Alexander, Jessica Alcocer and Rebecca and Danielle Fraser, sister Rose Ochoa. Devoted son-in-law of Paul and Julia Salaz and brother-in-law to Alfred and Edward. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Helen in 1994. His mother: Mercedes Galdian and granddaughter Morgan Alcocer.
There will be a Rosary held at the Welch-Ryce-Haider Goleta Chapel Monday, September 6th at 7:00 P.M. A Mass will be held Tuesday September 7th at St. Raphael's Church at 10:00 A.
M. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
The Family wishes to extend a special thanks to caregiver Sergio Lopez. In lieu for flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Services of Santa Barbara.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels are in charge of arrangements.

JACKSON, SR., Lionel Stewart
former publisher of the New Haven Register and Journal-Courier newspapers died peacefully at his home in Montecito, California on September 1, 1999 after a long illness. His loving wife Patricia Hope Johnstone Jackson sister Katherine Reece, daughters Susan Cartier, Sheila Leach and son Lionel Stewart Jackson Jr. and 5 grandchildren survive him.
Bon in New Haven on June 25, 1915, Mr. Jackson was the son of the late John Day Jackson and Rose Herrick Jackson, and was the sixth of a family of eight children. Mr. Jackson graduated from Kent School in 1933. One of his fondest memories of his years there was his membership on the rowing crew that brought the school its first ever to win in the Thames Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta in England. For 50 years prior to his retirement in 1987 MR. Jackson was the CEO and publisher of the Jackson Newspapers based in New Haven, Connecticut. Mr. Jackson's father, John Day Jackson, purchased the Register in 1895 launching a publishing operation that was to become the New Haven regions dominant newspaper concern. Those who worked for Mr. Jackson recall him as a considerate boss who deeply cared about the newspapers, his employees and his community. "Lionel Jackson was a gentle and thoughtful man,: said Walter J. Nester, former vice president and general manager at the Register, who knew Mr. Jackson for more than 40 years. "He was devoted to the newspapers and the community they served. He enjoyed the challenge of publishing good newspapers. I know I share with many current and former employees who knew Lionel a deep sense of loss."
Mr. Jackson was active in a wide variety of businesses, civic and cultural organizations. A list of organizations in which he serves as a director or member at one time during his life would include: the former Connecticut Bank & Trust Co., the Connecticut Public Expenditure Council, the president's advisory council of Quinnepias College, Yale-New Haven Hospital, the United Way of Greater New Haven, the Salvation Army, and the Connecticut Blue Cross. Mr. Jackson also served as a director of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of the Central Housing Committee and the Connecticut Action Committee. He was also a strong supporter of the new Haven Symphony Orchestra, and was named as honorary director of that organization. Mr. Jackson was an accomplished pianist who once soloed with the New Haven Businesses's Orchestra. An avid boater, Mr. Jackson often commuted alone between his summer home on outer Long Island and Connecticut. He captained his small diesel-powered yacht along inter coastal waterways between Long Island Sound and Florida on almost an annual basis. Mr. Jackson was a member of several yacht clubs, including the Devon Yacht Club of East Hampton, Long Island and one in Delray Beach, Florida. Mr. Jackson was also one of the strongest supporters of the New Haven Boys Clubs, Inc.
Private service will be held on Tuesday in Montecito, California.
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to St. Francis Medical Foundation in Santa Barbara, California.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

DABBS, Patricia Guile
born April 28, 1920 in New Hartford, NY passed away August 30, 1999 in Santa Barbara, CA. Daughter of Woodward Warren Guile and Mary Louise Auld. Widow of Jack Sherman Dabbs. Survived by a sister Rosemary G Esty of Derby, New York, children, Christopher of Newport Beach, Lisa of Santa Barbara, Jaruy of Bellflower and granddaughters Jennifer and Katherine.
No services will be held.

CUNNIFF, Barney
Barney Cunniff passed away September 1, 1999 at Goleta Valley Memorial Hospital, age 59.
Barney grew up in Montecito, attended Alpha Training Center for 35 years and most recently was a resident at Genesis House in Goleta.
He is survived by his sister Lila Devi (formerly Stephanie Cunniff) residing in Honolulu, HI.
Donations in his memory may be made to ARC Santa Barbara or Traivav Hindu Temple, 107 Kaholauele Road, Kapaa, Kauai 96746.

BARROWS, William Austin
founder of Fusite Inc and resident of Santa Barbara for the past two years passed away suddenly on September 2, 1999 at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, Ca.
Born September 8, 1908, in Brandt, Pennsylvania Mr Barrows graduated from The University of Cincinnati in 1931 with a degree in Architecture. Mr Barrows worked as an architect for a short time before founding, Barrows Porcelain Enamel Company in 1932. In 1942, he founded the Fusite Company, the inventors and manufacturers of glass to metal hermetic terminals which were critical to the growth of the refrigeration and air conditioning industries around the world. Fusite was purchased by Emerson Electric Company in 1972 and continues to be the market leader.
A resident of Cincinnati for over 50 years, Mr Barrows was active in the community and instrumental in the founding of the Cincinnati Resident Home for the Mentally Retarded.
An accomplished sailor, pilot and raconteur, he retired to Key Largo, FL to pursue those passions and accomplished his dream of crossing the Atlantic under sail on his own boat. In 1980, Mr Barrows moved to Pebble Beach, CA where he was an active member of the Old Capital Club in Monterey.
He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Kathleen M Barrows; children, William Barrows Jr, Gail Austin, Kathleen Barrows Carriere, John Barrows Wood, Laurie Barrows Damerell; sister, Ruth Harvey; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
He will be remembered and missed by all those that he has touched with his love, wisdom, humor and sense of adventure.
His remains will be disposed of at sea during a private family ceremony on Wednesday, September 8,1999, which would have been his 91st birthday. A Memorial Celebration of his Life for family and friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art or Direct Relief International, Santa Barbara, CA.
McDermott-Crockett Mortuary / Santa Barbara, CA. 1 800 842-5241

BELTRAN, Herbert
69 Passed away Monday, September 6, 1999 of Heart Failure at Inland Valley Regional Medical Center in Wildomar, CA.
Born December 29,1929 in Los Angeles, California.
Mr Beltran lived in Lake Elsinore, California for twenty-five years.
Mr Beltran served in tile U S Navy for 30 years.
Mr Herbert Beltran is survived by his wife Laura Beltran of Lake Elsinore, CA, three sons; Michael Beltran of Phoenix, AZ, William Beltran of Norco, CA and John Beltran of Temecula, CA; two daughters; Kathleen White of Riverside, CA and Margaret Beltran of Norco, CA; two brothers; Edward Beltran of Santa Barbara, CA and William Beltran of Burbank, CA; one sister Barbara Steele of Prescott Valley, AZ 8 Grandchildren and 2 Great-grandchildren and former wife Rosemarie Beltran of Norco, CA
Visitation will be Thursday, September 9, 1999 from 4 to 7 pm at Valley Funeral Home in Murrieta, California.
With Rosary to be recited at 6 o'clock p m.
Mass will be held Friday, September 10, 1999 at 10 o'clock at St Martha's Catholic Parish in Murrieta, California.
VALLEY FUNERAL HOME in MURRIETA is handling arrangements.

ESTRADA, Eduardo
age 87 of Santa Barbara passed away Sunday, September 5, 1999.
Mr Estrada was born in Huetamo, Michoacan, Mexico and came to Santa Barbara in 1967.
For over 20 years he worked at Cottage Hospital and was always known for his responsible on the job performance. He retired in 1989 to enjoy life with his family.
He valued life and instilled morals on his family. Mr Estrada enjoyed his customary Sunday family gatherings at home with his wife and numerous children.
He is survived by his wife Candelaria, sons Gilberto, Javier, Raśl and daughter Maricela Jimenez, all of Santa Barbara. In addition he also leaves his children Efrain, Eleazar, Camilo Jose Luis and daughters Maria Ena Estrada de Fernandez and Rafaela Estrada de Abraham of Mexico. Also surviving Mr Estrada are 47 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 8-6 at Welch-Ryce-Haider chapel and rosary at 7 pm at Holy Cross church. Mass will take place on Thursday at 10 a m followed by burial services at Calvary Cemetary. Descanse en paz. As’ sea.

GARCIA, Leonor A
Died on September 3, 1999 in Santa Barbara. She was born July 1, 1930 in Amacuzac, Morelos, Mexico.
She worked in housekeeping at UCSB for 10 years. She retired three years ago.
Surviving family members: 2 brothers in Mexico- Juan and Ladislao Altamirano, 6 children: Leonor Avila, David Garcia, Dora Medrano, Ruben Garcia, Rene Garcia and Wendy Garcia, 16 Grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren.
Vivio una vida llena de felicidad y armonia en compania de sus seres queridos. Quienes la extranaran profundamente.
She will always be in our hearts.
A Mass will be held Wednesday September 8, at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Welch-Ryce-Haider in charge of arrangements.

HAGEN, Harry
Age 70, of Goleta passed away at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on September 4, 1999 after a long illness. He was born in Broadview, Montana on April 18, 1929. He served in the United States Army as a Sgt 1st Class from 1950 to 1953, he was awarded the Bronze Star in Korea. He owned and operated various service stations, retiring in 1987 from Union 76 on South Milpas Street. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Goleta, Lutheran Layman's League and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Edna, his daughter and son-in-law Catherine & Ken Macaulay, and son and daughter-in-law, Harry Jr. and Julie Hagen: his grandchildren Sean & Kevin Macaulay and Melissa & Amanda Hagen, all of Goleta. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Bill & Vivian Hagen of Columbus, Montana.
Devoted brother-in-law to Paul & Delores Marcus, Wilma Bickard, Jim & Louise Keef, Sam & Sherry Keef, Pat & Mary Ann Keef, Bill & Susan Keef, Maria Hagen, Lucille Hagen, Bruce Costa and Uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at Goleta Cemetery on Wednesday, September 8th at 11 a m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Lutheran Hour in care of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Goleta, CA or Santa Barbara Visiting Nurse Association
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels are in charge of arrangements.

HILL, William Perry Jr
age 68, of Carpinteria, died Friday, September 3, 1999 at Cottage Hospital after a valiant battle with lung cancer.
Mr Hill was in construction in Calif. and Nevada for 50 years. He was the General Superintendent for the Galleria & Beachgrove Condos as well as numerous shopping centers. Will was an Inspector for Clark County, Nevada School District. Through his firm, Eagle Building Consultants, he worked on Casinos and theater in Nevada.
Will's retirement years were spent tending his garden and doing repair work in mobile home parks.
Mr Hill was predeceased by his oldest and youngest sons Gary and Douglas. He is survived by his sons David of Nevada, Don of Texas; daughters Theresa of Washington, Catherine of New York; eight grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; and long-time companion Lori Locker.
He will be missed.
There will be a memorial at a later date.
Donations may be made to the Carpinteria Historical Society, 956 Maple Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013.

HORNBY, Kathleen
died at home in Santa Barbara on September 2, 1999 after a long and courageous fight with cancer. She was 53. She is survived by her husband, Geoff, and their two children, Louise and Matthew.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Kathleen began her teaching career in the UK where, from the earliest age, she developed her lifelong interests in literature and the theatre - among other things helping to found what is now the UK National Children's Book Group. She moved to New York in 1976 with Geoff, Matthew and Louise, where she resumed her teaching - inspiring and encouraging so many children to read and to learn.
Kathleen, Geoff and their beloved dogs, Sappho and Flora, made Santa Barbara their home just two years ago - attracted by the beauty and the culture that they had experienced during brief West Coast visits over the years. She loved her garden, the beaches, the mountains, the climate, the parks, the theatre, the music, the night skies, and, above all, the people and their all-embracing warmth.
The Hornbys soon became members of Trinity Episcopal Church, joined the Newcomers Club, and made Santa Barbara their true home. Kathleen soon joined the Board of Speaking of Stories in Santa Barbara where she brought her career expertise as a teacher to the development of its education and outreach programs, which are now flourishing.
Throughout her illness Kathleen (and Geoff) felt blessed by the support of their friends worldwide (particularly in the UK and New York) and so powerfully, from the truly remarkable community of new friends here.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at Trinity Episcopal Church, with arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.
In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to causes of Kathleen's or your choice.

MORENO JR, Marion
Memorial Services for Marion Moreno Jr who passed away August 27, 1999 will be held on Thursday, September 9 at 10:00 am in The Faith Baptist Church, 4485 Hollister Ave.
Potluck reception immediately following.
A Memorial Wake is still pending for later this fall.
In lieu of flowers a Memorial Fund is being set up.

PFEIFER, Fritz
Private memorial services will be conducted in Hanover, Germany for Fritz Pfeifer who died September 1,1905 after a short illness.
Born November 24,1905 in Thuringia, Germany to Bernard Pfeifer and Frieda. Pfeifer, he was the first of five brothers. Following World War I, and as the eldest son of a wounded veteran, he devoted his teen age years to helping raise his brothers, Rudolf, Werner, Hansel, and Wilhelm. Herr Pfeifer spent much of his early adult life 1927 to 1939) in the Dutch East Indies, representing the Continental Rubber Company. In 1936. he met and married Ruth Weinbrecher Gardini in Surabaya, Java, where their daughter, Ulrike Jindra Weaver, was born in 1938. During World War II, he was interned along with his father-in-law, Walter Weinbrecher, first by the Dutch in 1939 in Sumatra, and later by the British in Northeast India where he spent the duration of the war in the Dehra Dun prison camp. His wife Ruth and daughter Ulli spent most of the war in Japan interned near the base of Mount Fuji, and in 1947, after the war, were reunited with Fritz in Hanover, Germany. He later worked with the Allied Occupation Forces during the rebuilding of Germany, and subsequently returned to Continental Rubber Company until his retirement in 1970.
Starting in the early '70s, and continuing up until 1998, he and Ruth often visited their daughter and son-in-law, Ulli & Don Weaver, in Santa Barbara, where they developed many friends associated with the Santa Barbara Tennis Club.
Besides his wife, survivors include two children, Ulli Weaver of Santa Barbara, Frank Pfeifer of Osnabruck, Germany, and four grandchildren, Ingrid Jindra of Redondo Beach, Kristina Jindra Keedy of Broomfield, Colorado, and Gesa Pfeifer and Hanas Pfeifer of Osnabruck, Germany.

STUDHATTER, Alice (Ferlin)
age 93, died Monday, September 6, 1999 in Solvang. Born in Switzerland, then settling in the Chicago area.
She wed Walter Studhalter in 1928, raising 2 daughters. They retired to Santa Barbara in 1975.
She was a talented homemaker, envied for her knitting and needlework.
A member of the Swiss Club and also an avid gardener.
Alice is survived by two daughters, eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Both daughters June Whittaker of Ill. and Doris Thome of Santa Barbara along with two granddaughters Karen Hyland of GA and Kathleen Levy of MN were here to support her passing.
Alice was greatly loved and appreciated, as she excelled as a mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend.

VELASQUEZ, Anthony N
82 year old, long time resident of Carpinteria passed away on August 31, 1999. One of five children Tony completed his education and served for two years as a Pharmacist Mate in the United States Navy.
He married Irene Hernandez on May 1, 1937.
A gentle man, with many friends and family.
He survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Irene of Carpinteria, sons Gilbert and Jessie Velasquez of Goleta, Anthony "Fritz" Jr and Penny Velasquez of Carpinteria, CA, daughter Darleen and Hal Barton of Oroville, CA, sister Sally Macias of Oxnard, CA, brother Reginald Velasquez of Carpinteria, CA, 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Services were held on Friday, September 3, 1999 in Carpinteria, CA.
Contributions to the Alzheimer's Association.
Under the direction of McDermott-Crockett Mortuary Santa Barbara.

WHITE, Marie M
a 52-year resident of Santa Barbara, died Sept 3, 1999 in Roseville, CA.
She was born in Chetopa, Kansas in 1913, attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, prior to moving to California in 1935. She resided in Glendale, Santa Maria and Santa Barbara.
She and her husband Dr Alfred E White, owned and operated White's Small Animal Hospital on Haley Street for 30 years.
Surviving relatives include and son and daughter-in-law, Kent and Bonnie White, of Rocklin, CA; a daughter a son-in-law, Barbara and Bob Sawyer, of Oakland, CA; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends at her graveside at the Santa Barbara Cemetery on Friday, Sept 10, at 1 pm.
The family requests donations to the Santa Barbara Humane Society, 5399 Overpass Rd SB, 93110, in lieu of flowers.


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