EAA Founder Paul Poberezny Passes at Age 91
22, 2013 –
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Founder Paul Poberezny passed away this
morning (August 22) at Evergreen Retirement Village in Oshkosh, Wis., after a
battle with cancer. He was 91.
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.”
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:
Aviation Foundation: PO Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903
Foundation, Inc.: 1130 North Westfield St., Oshkosh, WI 54902
Cancer Society, Northeast Wisconsin: 790 Marvelle Lane, Green Bay, WI 54304
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180,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of
sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft.
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