more articles like this
updated: Apr 08, 2014, 8:10 AM
By Edhat Subscriber
On March 17th, 2014, Gary Reisenweber, passed peacefully in his sleep surrounded by close friends and
family. He was born in Britton, SD, on 7/20/42, lived on his family's farm and attended Kidder School, until
1953 when he moved with his family to Santa Ana, CA during the winter months. He attended Santa Ana
High school where he played the Cello in the orchestra and competed in high jump. He earned a degree in
Business Administration from Humbolt State College where he was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi
Fraternity. He was stationed at Fort Lee Virginia while in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He has
resided in his home on Mt. Drive for more than forty years, losing his house in the Tea Fire and
subsequently rebuilding it. He was a small business owner for several years and was an active member of
the Lions Club, the Masons, and the SB VA. He spent the last 20 years as a driving instructor for Steve
Morris Defensive Driving, which he did until the time of his death. He was an avid coin and stamp collector
and enjoyed working in his yard.
Gary was the best father a son could have. He gave his son, Oliver, unconditional love and support; he was
also his absolute best friend and roommate. The kindest, most reliable father and man. Gary could make
anyone smile. He warmed any room with his kind, genuine voice along with his sweet smile. He loved his
job and was always so passionate about teaching each and every one of his students.
He is preceded in death by his parents Mervin and Evelyn Reisenweber. He is survived by his son, Oliver
Reisenweber, his sister, Ruth (Jeff) Campbell, his niece, Serene (Liberty) Partridge and nephew, Bo (Wendy)
Campbell all living in the Santa Barbara area.
A celebration of life will be held for Gary Reisenweber on April 26th 2:30pm - 5:00pm located at 320 East
Mountain Drive, Santa Barbara CA 93108. Memorial donations may be made to Gary Reisenweber Memorial
and sent to 212 East Mountain Drive, Santa Barbara CA 93108.
1 comment on this article. Read/Add
# # # #