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    Sad EAA Founder Paul Poberezny Passes at Age 91

    EAA Founder Paul Poberezny passed away this morning (August 22) at Evergreen Retirement Village in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, after a battle with cancer. He was 91.

    The Poberezny family has expressed the following: “We deeply appreciate all the support shown to Paul and Audrey over the past five months. As Paul often said, he considers himself a millionaire because through aviation he made a million friends. He leaves an unmatched legacy in aviation and can be best remembered by all the people who discovered aviation through his inspiration to create EAA. We also thank you for respecting our family’s privacy during this time.”

    Only private family services are scheduled at this time. Memorials in honor of Paul’s life and legacy can be made to any of the following:

    EAA Aviation Foundation: P.O. Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903
    Evergreen Foundation Inc.: 1130 North Westfield St., Oshkosh, WI 54902
    American Cancer Society, Northeast Wisconsin: 790 Marvelle Lane, Green Bay, WI 54304

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    Rest In Peace, Paul. Thanks for all the help.

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    Wow.
    RIP, Mr. Paul.

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    See you again someday, amigo!

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    See you again someday, amigo!
    There will not be another like him anytime soon. RIP Paul.

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    Mythology has it that if you create an aviator, you are guaranteed access to heaven. If they give Colonel Paul a room in heaven for every one that is an aviator because of EAA, they might have to build an extension onto heaven.

    You made a heck of a difference. What a legacy!

    Fair winds and following seas, Colonel !

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    Last edited by TedK; 08-22-2013 at 01:08 PM.

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    Thank you Paul for everything you have done for EAA and the aviation community. Now I cant wait to see what you and Steve Wittman can come up with to fly around in up there. Tail winds to you always Paul.

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    Greatness is as greatness does. Thank you for your service, thank you for our club, thank you for your humility. God speed, sir.

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    Thank you Paul for all you did. Prayers for the family now. My only one-on-one time with Paul was back in the late 80's or early 90's. I was volunteering at the Weeks hanger working on the C-47 that now sits out in front of the museum. It was getting close to noon and suddenly a wonderful smell began to fill the air. Here was Paul with KFC for all of us. What a surprise to have a special lunch guest that day. Rest in peace sir.

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    There will never be another one like him....
    Glenn Brasch
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