Tag archives: rest in peace

Maryan Strathy Schall: September 10, 1930 – January 2, 2024
By Montecito Journal   |   January 16, 2024

“Who can turn the world on with her smile…?” Those of us of a certain age hear those lyrics and immediately think of the theme song to The Mary Tyler Moore Show. We propose those words could fit just as nicely as the theme to the life of Maryan Strathy Schall, who turned the world […]

Frank Davis Umanzio: September 10, 1934 – December 7, 2023
By Montecito Journal   |   December 19, 2023

Frank Davis Umanzio was born on September 10, 1934, in East Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Pasquale and Felicia Umanzio, and passed from this life on December 7, 2023, at age 89. Frank and his beautiful wife Jean met in Medford, Massachusetts, in 1956 and married in 1957, living happily together for 66 years.  In 1974, Frank […]

Remembering Mary Conrad
By Richard Mineards   |   November 14, 2023

On a personal note, I mark the move to more heavenly pastures of Mary Conrad, widow of the late writer and artist Barnaby Conrad, at the age of 88. Born into a prominent family in Pasadena, she was an accomplished horsewoman and avid tennis player, enjoying the game for most of her long life. After […]

Remembering David McCallum 
By Richard Mineards   |   October 3, 2023

On a personal note, I mark the passing of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. actor David McCallum, who has died in New York, aged 90. Scotsman McCallum played Illya Kuryakin from 1964 to 1968 and starred on 475 episodes of the CBS drama NCIS from 2003 for two decades. I last saw him at NCIS creator […]

Remembering Irene Hymanson
By Richard Mineards   |   October 3, 2023

On a personal note, I remember philanthropist and longtime Casa Dorinda resident Irene Hymanson, who has moved to more heavenly pastures at the age of 81. Irene was the daughter of violinist William Hymanson, a member of the Music Academy faculty from 1959to 1969. After living and working in Los Angeles as a paralegal, she […]

Carolyn Pesnell Amory
By Montecito Journal   |   August 29, 2023

Carolyn Pesnell Amory passed away August 13th at 101 years. Carolyn led an exciting life and was well-known for her charity work. From 1979 to 1985 Carolyn was Chairman of the Board of the New York City Division of the American Cancer Society receiving every award given by the Society and breaking many fundraising records […]

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 […]

In the National Spotlight
By Richard Mineards   |   June 10, 2021

Laura Flores, a Girls Inc. of Carpinteria member and high school senior, was one of 100 students across the U.S. invited to participate in a virtual graduation ceremony with Vice President Kamala Harris, a primetime special that aired on CNN. Laura was one of three Girls Inc. seniors — all Teen Advocacy Council members — […]

In Passing: Brad Bartholomay
By Schuyler Leigh Johnson   |   April 15, 2021

by Schuyler Leigh Johnson A true Montecito gentleman and the best dad a girl could ask for, Brad Bartholomay went on to greener pastures in late 2020, just after his 71st birthday.  My dad grew up at the top of Park Lane, the oldest of three boys. As an athletic kid he enjoyed hunting and […]

Rest in Peace
By Richard Mineards   |   February 11, 2021

On a personal note, I mark the passing of Kellam de Forest, who has died of COVID-19 at the age of 95. I was lucky enough to meet the noted historic preservationist, son of Santa Barbara landscape architect Lockwood and his horticulturalist wife Elizabeth de Forest. Kellam, who initially used a walker, but progressed to […]

Rest in Peace
By Richard Mineards   |   May 14, 2020

On a personal note, I mark the passing of longtime Montecito resident Carter Hines at the age of 78. Carter, who was stationed in the Army in Hawaii, attended City College and Long Beach State, before starting his 55-year-old business, Carter Hines Drapery, which will be continued by his widow, Victoria. A member of the […]

Congrats to Charley
By Richard Mineards   |   April 30, 2020

Montecito real estate broker Charley Egan has been elected to the board of directors of the Center for Successful Aging. Egan, who works at Village Properties, is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and also earned a Masters at the University of Southern California. He is also certified as a senior real estate specialist, a […]

A Final Note
By Leslie Westbrook   |   March 19, 2020

A sad goodbye to Layla Azar, who passed peaceful on February 9, and heartfelt condolences to her sweet husband of 37 years Jack Azar, Sr. and their three children Jack, Jr., George, and Danielle. Jack’s father owned the original grocery store in Summerland. After Layla came to this country from her native Lebanon and married […]

Rest Assured
By Ashleigh Brilliant   |   December 8, 2019

One of the epigrams I have written which I get most requests to quote – particularly from authors of “self-help” type books – says: “Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest.” But not everyone agrees with this philosophy. One of my favorite poets, A.E. Housman, has […]

Remembering Sylvia
By Richard Mineards   |   June 20, 2019

On a personal note, I remember actress Sylvia Miles, who has died in New York aged 94. The two-time Oscar-nominated camp icon’s notoriety grew when she joined Andy Warhol’s Manhattan social circle in the ‘70s becoming a legendary party girl and inspiring the famous jibe: “Sylvia Miles and Andy Warhol would attend the opening of […]

In Passing: John Robert Hamilton
By Montecito Journal   |   May 9, 2019

John Robert (Bob) Hamilton, 77, died peacefully at Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing, in Berlin, Vermont on March 15, 2019 of complications from Parkinson’s disease. Bob was born on November 28, 1941 in Crawfordsville, Indiana.  After high school he attended Wabash College from 1960 to 1964, also in Crawfordsville, where he achieved an outstanding record, including […]

In Passing: Penny Huff
By Montecito Journal   |   May 9, 2019

Penny died at home on Saturday, April 20, 2019 of esophageal cancer. She was 74 years old. Penny was an inspirational big sister, loving and caring daughter, professional trailblazer, mentor, deeply caring friend, and passionate cat lover. Private in many aspects of her life, once you were allowed inside the protective layer, you came to […]

In Passing: Beatrice Brown (“Brownie”) Borden
By Montecito Journal   |   April 18, 2019

Beatrice Brown (“Brownie”) Borden, author and wildlife photographer, died peacefully on March 25, 2019 at her home in Montecito, California. She was 98. Brownie traveled throughout the world with her late husband, noted naturalist, conservationist and filmmaker Dick Borden (1910-1999), documenting a wide variety of birds and animals. Together, the Bordens contributed to many theatrical […]