JACKINTELL, Sabrina Patricia, of Sebring, Florida, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Highland Regional Medical Center.
Born in Ohio on January 31, 1940, to John and Sadie Paluga, Sabrina received a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida.
She was a charismatic adventurous woman, holding a current World Record in Aeronautics; the Absolute Altitude record set in 1979 of 41,562 feet in a glider; a record that stands today despite 30 years of technological advances. Sabrina also obtained the United States women's Land Speed Record in a car for a period of time at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
In honor of her achievements, she appeared on the cover of Soaring Magazine and the Merv Griffin Show.
She loved entertaining her friends at her home in Colorado Springs, overlooking the Black Forest Airport.
Her holiday dinner tables were surrounded by astronauts and famous pilots and stories of flying adventures.
Despite her passion for excitement and adrenaline, Sabrina also enjoyed collecting antiques, spending time with her dogs, and quilting.
Though she generously gave most of her quilts away, she also created many quilts as labors of love with her granddaughters that have won awards in the Whidbey Island County Fair in Washington State.
Sabrina loved traveling, spending time with her grand-daughters, and being outside in nature.
Sabrina is survived by her son, Jerry Jackintell of Santa Barbara, CA; her daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Robert Murnane, of Whidbey Island, Washington; and her two grandchildren, Nikki and Kelly Murnane.
The memorial service will be announced soon.
Published in TBO.com on January 22, 2012