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Mike deGruy Memorial Service Begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort

Late Santa Barbara filmmaker will be honored with remembrances and a private Circle of Friends on the beach

By William M. Macfadyen, Noozhawk Publisher | @noozhawk | updated logo |

Santa Barbara filmmaker Mike deGruy will be honored at a memorial service Sunday at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort.

DeGruy, 60, was killed in a helicopter crash Feb. 3 in New South Wales, Australia. He leaves behind his wife, Mimi, and their teenage children, Max and Frances.

The memorial begins at 3 p.m. Sunday in the open-air Fess Parker Rotunda at the hotel, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., with a memory book available for remembrances and mementoes.

Beginning at 4 p.m., interfaith celebrant Saral Burdette will officiate at the celebration of deGruy’s life.

Afterward, family and close friends will hold a private Circle of Friends on the beach across the street.

Memorial contributions can be made to Santa Barbara Middle School, Heal the Ocean or Mobile Baykeeper in his native Alabama.

Click here for a Mike deGruy board on Noozhawk’s Pinterest site.

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