Sabina G. Kaufmann

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SABINA G. KAUFMANN 1914-2014  

Passed away, 10 days shy of 100 years old, after a valiant fight against cancer, in the early morning of Tuesday, March 11, 2014. She was adored by all who knew her and is survived by her loving, devoted family of husband (Ret.) Colonel Milton M. Kaufmann and daughter Luana Kaufmann. Born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, she was a graduate of Randolph Macon Woman's College, and then a fiercely independent working woman, living in Washington, DC, New York City, Paris, and other European locales. Amongst her positions were journalist at Newsweek and United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) after World War II. Her second career was loving wife and mother in Alaska, Taiwan, and the Washington, DC area, and creator of worlds of beauty in her home, her garden, and her media of paintings, collage and necklaces. Her spirit was one of eternal optimism, generosity, love, strength, humility and whimsy. The world will be a bleaker place without her, and she will be missed profoundly by her loving family, friends, and nurse. We shall seek to honor her truly by doing that which she would have done: reject the negative because such an attitude is "boring" and embrace the positive - and so we shall find solace from her golden soul, as it continues to sustain and enliven us.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014, 10 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery.


Published in The Washington Post from Mar. 21 to Mar. 23, 2014
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