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Shared by Judith nitka on July 15, 2021
I always found you to be a very caring and gentle  person , l never heard you say one bad thing about anyone , l know you always loved cats lol  you were very proud of  your daughter and spoke very highly of your son in law and you loved telling me about your grand children , you always told me how blessed you were and how Michalene was so good to you , I’ll miss our little talks, but we had some good laughs , l love you and I’ll miss you my sweet sweet aunt GOD Bless You
Shared by Katie Maloney on July 15, 2021
Sarina and I bonded over our love of the natural world, and cats, in particular. For a time, about 15 years ago, White Oaks had a large number of feral cats. Because we couldn’t bear watching them struggle through the harsh Wisconsin winters, we joined forces to trap them, convey them to the Humane Society for neutering and relocate them. It was an ambitious task but after a couple of years (and with the help of our neighbors) the feral population had been reduced to just a couple of animals. Sarina cared for them devotedly for as long as she lived at White Oaks.

We also took turns caring for each other’s pets. More than once I returned from a trip to find that my cats had not noticed that I’d been gone. They greeted me with a yawn because Sarina had been there, not only feeding them, but singing to them with that beautiful voice of hers.

For those of you who do not share a fondness for cats, let me say this. I believe Sarina’s love of these animals represented the abundance of love that filled her heart and spilled over, blessing everyone who knew her. Hers was a very tender heart.

in thinking of her over the past few days, I have come to realize one thing. Whether it was our somewhat tortuous shopping expeditions at Costco where Sarina could be lost in the depths of the store for an eternity, watching her recreate a roller skating dance routine from her youth, or sitting on the deck feeding the geese as we did just a couple of weeks ago, almost every memory of her brings a smileto my face. Of how many people can you say that?

We often joked about making a trip west to visit Carmel when one of us won the lottery. Evidently, Sarina had visited Doris Day’s hotel at some time in the past and had become quite enamored of it, as well as that beautiful beach. Today, I imagine her visiting that heaven-like spot, watching the waves lap at the shore. She was a true force of nature, who shared her life and her joy with us, for which I will always be grateful.

Katie Maloney

Sarina and her dog Gino

Shared by Lea Wolf on July 12, 2021
Sarina pictured with her great Pyrenese dog Gino. She adopted this dog from her daughter back in the early 1970's.

Sarina and her sister Elizabeth

Shared by Lea Wolf on July 12, 2021
Sarina and her sister Elizabeth 

Wedding photo

Shared by Lea Wolf on July 12, 2021
Sarina at her nieces wedding. 

Sarina's career

Shared by Lea Wolf on July 12, 2021
Sarina had various careers from waitressing, to working as a nurses aid to running a small nursing home. In this picture she is working as a nurses aid with an elderly resident.

Sarina and her friends

Shared by Lea Wolf on July 12, 2021
A photo of Sarina and her good friends

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