Tag archives: in passing

Evelyn Louise Duimovich – 1922 – 2022
By Montecito Journal   |   September 20, 2022

Evelyn Louise Duimovich, age 100, was born into Eternal Life on September 7, 2022. Surrounded by her children and beloved priest, she died peacefully at home. She was born on May 30, 1922, in Peoria, Illinois, to Walter and Frances Hickman, the fifth of seven children.  The loss of her mother at the tender age […]

James Custis “Denny” Crimmins – 1935 – 2022
By Courtney Crimmins Mauer   |   September 20, 2022

Denny was a loving and proud father and grandfather, a joyful presence to his extended family, and a lively friend and storyteller to those that knew him. He was born and raised in California by a strong grandmother, a gregarious father, and a well-traveled mother during a very different age. His family and career made […]

In Passing: Richard Ray Easbey
By Margaret Easbey   |   August 23, 2022

Richard Ray Easbey was born in Helena, Montana to his parents Jim and Doris on April 19, 1945. There he shared his childhood with his late brother, Jeffrey. Richard moved to the Los Angeles area in the early ‘70s to attend the Light and Powerhouse – a bible college. Soon after he moved to Goleta, […]

John Joseph Macker
By Caitlin Macker   |   August 16, 2022

John Joseph Macker, a longtime Montecito resident, beloved father, and Emmy and Peabody award-winning executive producer, passed away on July 26, 2022, at the age of 78. Before moving to Montecito in 1994, John lived a vibrant, Hollywood lifestyle working in television. He orchestrated television shows garnering 14 Emmys and served as the creator and […]

Remembering Paul Wilt
By Scott Craig   |   July 19, 2022

Paul Wilt, Westmont professor emeritus of history, died June 23 at the age of 93. A memorial service will be held at Shoreline Community Church on Saturday, July 16, at 10 am. He is survived by his wife, Doris, and their four children: Tom, Marilyn (’74), Janet (’76), and Daniel (’84).  Paul taught mostly U.S. […]

William J. Jones
By Montecito Journal   |   July 19, 2022

William (Bill) Joseph Jones, a longtime resident of Montecito who enjoyed his family, fishing, and sailing, passed away peacefully in his sleep at age 89. Bill is remembered for his wide warm smile, strong core values, sense of humor, and passion for helping others. Anyone who dealt with him knew that his handshake was a […]

Helene Zalk Pollock
By Montecito Journal   |   June 7, 2022

Helene Zalk Pollock was born on January 8, 1919, in Duluth, Minnesota. Her parents Estelle and Louis Zalk moved to Los Angeles in the early 1930s. Her father Louis found success in the early days of the steel industry and later as a business leader when he introduced theosophy to Southern California and co-founded the […]

Kirsten Marie Donnelly August 21, 1969 – February 22, 2022
By Montecito Journal   |   April 26, 2022

Kirsten Marie Donnelly (née van Duinwyk) passed away at home on February 22, 2022 after an incredibly brave battle with cancer. She leaves behind her husband Tom, son Dembelo, parents Susanne and Peter van Duinwyk, sisters Anne-Marie Tucker (Clark) and Lisa Aviani (James), and nieces and nephew, Alison and Chris Tucker, and Clara and Juliana […]

Eleanor van Cott Remembered
By Richard Mineards   |   April 19, 2022

On a personal note, I remember Eleanor Van Cott, a longtime trustee and former president of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, who has just moved to more heavenly pastures at the age of 99.  A native of New York, Eleanor, best known for efforts to make our town’s University Club inclusive of women, worked for […]

Martha Maxwell (Maxi) Dickinson Heimlich Riggs Bohannon Decker 
By Bob Ingersoll   |   April 19, 2022

“She never changed the Stars from their appointed courses,But she loved good men and she rode good horses.” April 23, 1927 – January 16, 2022 An Ode to MaxiOf a Southern belle I will tell, with charms that were swell,Who hailed from old Tennessee.With style and grace and a beautiful face,She came from a high […]

Ted Tedesco
By Montecito Journal   |   April 12, 2022

In a tribute to Ted Tedesco on his 90th birthday, his son David said, “Show me a man who does not like Ted Tedesco because I don’t believe it.” A tribute from a friend said he learned three things from Ted: “It’s important to carry on no matter what life throws at you, remember to […]

Derek Kenneth Hunter
By Montecito Journal   |   March 15, 2022

Derek (“Derk”) Kenneth Hunter passed away peacefully February 19, 2022, at his home in Woodside, California, surrounded by his family. Born April 25, 1931, in San Marino, California, he was the son of Kenneth and Helen Hunter. He is predeceased by his wife, Fredricka (“Dricka”) Hunter, his daughter, Antonia (“Toni”) Hunter Breck, and his brothers, […]

Richard L. Kahler, M.D.
By Montecito Journal   |   March 15, 2022

Richard Lee Kahler, MD, FACC, beloved husband, cherished father and grandfather, and treasured family member and friend, died peacefully at home on February 21, 2022, at the age of 89. Dick was a longtime resident of La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, and Montecito, California, before moving to Colorado in his final decade. Professionally, Dr. Kahler […]

John W. McIntyre
By Montecito Journal   |   March 8, 2022

On Monday, January 3, 2022, the world lost a thoughtful, principled, energetic, loyal, and loving man. John W. McIntyre’s passing will be felt by the many people whose lives he touched, but none more than his adoring wife and three admiring daughters who were by his side at their forever home in the hills of […]

Justin Bruce Forrester
By Montecito Journal   |   March 8, 2022

Justin Bruce Forrester was born in Santa Barbara, California, on July 16, 1999 and passed away in Santa Barbara on February 22, 2022 at the young age of 22. Justin was a fun-loving and good-hearted young man who had family and many friends who loved and adored him. Justin attended Montecito Union School where he […]

DeAnna Joy Wassom. Timeless. Ageless. Gone too soon!
By Montecito Journal   |   February 22, 2022

DeAnna peacefully passed on the morning of January 30. Her partner of 18 years, Michaela Morgan, was by her side, and their “baby” fox terrier Chanel was at her feet. I have lost the love of my life… We never talked about her passing as we focused on living and celebrating the daily “wins” no […]

Louise Larson Darlington Levine
By Montecito Journal   |   February 15, 2022

In sorrow we announce that Louise Levine died peacefully in her Rivera home on January 22, 2022. She was born to Jared and Dorothy (Larson) Darlington in Patterson, New Jersey, on August 13, 1946. She grew up in Ramsey, New Jersey, graduated from Ramsey High School, attended Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, for two […]

RIP, Desmond
By Richard Mineards   |   January 18, 2022

On a personal note, I remember Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist for racial justice and LGBTQ rights, who died at his home in Cape Town aged 90. I met the Anglican Archbishop in 2011 at a reception at the beachfront Montecito home of the late Nancy Koppelman and found him unfailingly charming. […]

The Community Cornerstones We Lost in 2021…
By Montecito Journal   |   January 4, 2022

The arts, entertainment, sports, and philanthropic worlds were hit hard along the South Coast this year, losing the likes of philanthropist Lee Luria, musician Peter Clark, beloved polo club icon Charles Ward, and the Metropolitan Theatres’ owner Bruce Corwin. It was a tough year, but also a reflective one that allowed us all to appreciate […]

Aristides Burton Demetrios, 1932-2021
By Montecito Journal   |   December 28, 2021

Aristides (Aris) Burton Demetrios was born in Lincoln, Massachusetts, on February 17,1932. He was born to a family of celebrated artists. His father was classical sculptor George Demetrios, who was a student of Bourdelle and had studied with Rodin. His mother was Virginia (Jinnee) Lee Burton, a celebrated author illustrator of children’s books, including “Mike […]