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Masters vaulter Paul Sinatra passes away

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:30 pm

From Nick Vogt at Gold Country Indoor Training Center:
Our loving thoughts and prayers remain with Velma Sinatra and her family, as they greive the loss of Coach Paul Sinatra.

Today, December 1, 2010, our world lost a most excellent friend, an elite athlete, exceptional pole vault coach, and encouraging mentor to hundreds of youg people. Paul Sinatra endured a 2-year battle against cancer on the horizonal runway on earth; but he vaulted victoriously into the heavens, easily clearing the bar of Eternal Life, and he has landed safely and peacefully into the arms of our loving heavenly Father.

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Re: Masters vaulter Paul Sinatra passes away

Unread postby vaultmd » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:38 pm

Paul was the best in every way.

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Re: Masters vaulter Paul Sinatra passes away

Unread postby bvpv07 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:41 pm

:(

Paul really was an amazing coach. I loved the discussions we would have on coaching, vaulting, counseling, and life during dusky summer practices. Good to know he soared over his final bar with ease -- he did always have such great form.
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Re: Masters vaulter Paul Sinatra passes away

Unread postby Bubba PV » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:30 pm

So sorry to hear. What an outstanding vaulter and person!! I had no idea and this really saddens me. Bubba
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Re: Masters vaulter Paul Sinatra passes away

Unread postby vaultwest » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:38 pm

What lousy news, It really hit me hard. Paul was truly one of the great ambassadors of our masters vault world, He was a great jumper and really a prince of a guy. We will miss him.
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Re: Masters vaulter Paul Sinatra passes away

Unread postby Soar Like an Eagle » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:51 pm

My heart and prayers go out to the Sinatra family. I remember when we used to jump together Southwestern Junior College in San Diego in the 80s. During that he went from barely a 15 footer to a 16 footer and jump 17’0” as a master. Paul always had a positive attitude with a smile on his face. He will be missed, but always be with us in spirit.

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Re: Masters vaulter Paul Sinatra passes away

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:39 pm

Paul Sinatra’s Memorial Service will be Tuesday, December 7 at 1:00 p.m.
Burial to follow memorial service
Sunset Lawn
Chapel of the Chimes
4701 Marysville Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95838
916-922-5833
Reception to immediately follow memorial service
Rancho Martinez
2830 Hurley Way
Sacramento, CA 95864
Maps to reception will be given out at the memorial

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Re: Masters vaulter Paul Sinatra passes away

Unread postby Pogo Stick » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:22 am

Today, December 1, 2010, our world lost a most excellent friend, an elite athlete, exceptional pole vault coach, and encouraging mentor to hundreds of youg people. Paul Sinatra endured a 2-year battle against cancer on the horizonal runway on earth; but he vaulted victoriously into the heavens, easily clearing the bar of Eternal Life, and he has landed safely and peacefully into the arms of our loving heavenly Father.


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Re: Masters vaulter Paul Sinatra passes away

Unread postby PV Official » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:58 pm

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Paul Martin SINATRA
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SINATRA, Paul Martin
Born April 23, 1962. Passed into our Lord's arms December 1, 2010. Beloved husband, friend, son, brother, uncle, godfather, pole vaulter, coach, counselor & mentor. He loved his family and stood by his friends. One could always depend on Paul to give his all without complaint. ''Be positive'' was the motto by which he lived. LIVESTRONG and continue flying high in Heaven. Rest in peace to our Miracle & Hero. Private family viewing Monday, December 6 at 10:00am; Memorial service Tuesday, December 7 at 1:00pm with burial to follow memorial service, all at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes, 4701 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95838, (916) 922-5833. Reception to immediately follow memorial service. Rancho Martinez, 2830 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA 95864. Maps to reception will be given out at the memorial. Published in The Sacramento Bee on December 5, 2010

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Re: Masters vaulter Paul Sinatra passes away

Unread postby Marshall Tucker » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:58 pm

very sad to read this. only met/jumped with paul once or twice at early vault summits, extremely talented individual.

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