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Paul Poberezny (09/14/1921 - 08/22/2013)


Paul Poberezny founded one of the world's largest aviation organizations and emerged as one of the 20th century's greatest aviation leaders, creating a worldwide aviation organization and the world's premier aviation event, EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh.

He died at the age of 91 on August 22, 2013 in Oshkosh after a career that spanned more than 70 years of flight. A highly skilled pilot, he flew more than 500 different types of aircraft and logged over 30,000 hours.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Jetta Poberezny, and sister, Martha Biesterveld.

Paul is survived by his wife of 69 years, Audrey, son Tom (Sharon) Poberezny, of Brookfield, Wisconsin, daughter Bonnie (Chuck) Parnall of Oshkosh, granddaughters Audra (Michael) Hoy of Oshkosh, Lesley Poberezny of Brookfield, Wisconsin and step-granddaughter Marnee (Russell) Lott of Benbrook, Texas. Paul is also survived by great-granddaughter Charlotte Charley Hoy, and step-great-grandson, Cord Lott. Paul is also survived by his brother, Norm (Betty) Poberezny, nephew, Lewis (Denise) Poberezny, and niece, Eileen Schroeder.

Paul often said that there was not a day that went by that he didn't say the word "airplane". His flight experiences began as a high school student who taught himself to fly and continued through service in World War II and the Korean conflict. Between the wars, he began his hands-on approach to aircraft design and building that would direct his future and his legacy.

In January 1953, he organized about three dozen aircraft builders and restorers into a local Milwaukee, Wisconsin, club that was named the Experimental Aircraft Association. Later that year, the first EAA fly-in formed the foundation of what has become EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

Paul's life and career was a shining example of vision, self-reliance, motivation, and leadership. He is regarded as one of the individual giants of aviation's first century, with an influence that reaches beyond a single flying accomplishment, to affecting tens of thousands of people who have dreamed of flying.

Paul Poberezny was more than a legend, he left legacy of a lifetime involvement in aviation that will impact future generations for decades to come.

At this time, only a private family service is scheduled. In lieu of flowers, 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, 1130 North Westfield Street, Oshkosh, WI 54903, or the American Cancer Society, Northeast Wisconsin, 790 Marvelle Lane, Green Bay, WI 54304.

The family wishes to thank Evergreen Retirement Village and the Aurora Visiting Nurses Association for their loving care and compassion.


Guestbook

8/28/2013 10:14:25 AM
Rest in peace and our deepest sympathy to the family.
Paul is the person that got us to volunteer after talking to him and his example as the best volunteer the EAA had.
Submitted by: Donald and Heather Selkirk 523127
8/28/2013 10:52:18 AM
Talked to Paul briefly at Airventure this year. Paul was the kind of guy that remembered everyone, specially the volunteers. To him aviation was a passion not just a job or a hobby. I'm proud to say I'm one of Paul's million friends. We will miss you.
Submitted by: Dan Vanevenhoven 503226
8/28/2013 11:47:23 AM
My condolences to the family of Col. Poberezny, particularly to Audrey. I worked for Paul for several years 1959 through August of 1964. He was a wonderful man and an inspiration in those days to everyone with an interest in aviation.
Submitted by: Jan Michels Draheim
8/28/2013 3:31:51 PM
Knew him since I was a young boy, now 70, through my father, who wa also a Guardsman from 1947-1978. Rest in Peace Poopdeck, you'll be missed.
Submitted by: Todd M. Nalepinski Former Guardsman
8/28/2013 4:24:03 PM
My deepest, Heartfelt condolences to the entire Poberezny family. Aviation had no greater Friend than Col. Paul H. Poberezny. Anyone who ever met the man was completely swallowed up by his enthusiasm and Love for it. His influence on it will live on and on in the members who continue to do things within the Aviation community by the example he set.
Although missed, He will Never be forgotten...
Submitted by: Jim Baumann 298082
8/29/2013 11:54:38 AM
Paul was a true gentleman and visionary. Both times flying Air Force planes to Oshkosh, Paul would show up in his VW, not with an entourage, but by himself just to welcome us and to say thanks for coming. But the one thing I'll remember most about Paul was the grace and class that he showed us when I introduced my young son to Paul years later at Airventure. He was never too busy for us ordinary people. What a life and legacy...he'll be missed so much.
Submitted by: Brad Knapp 391427
8/29/2013 11:54:47 AM
Paul was a true gentleman and visionary. Both times flying Air Force planes to Oshkosh, Paul would show up in his VW, not with an entourage, but by himself just to welcome us and to say thanks for coming. But the one thing I'll remember most about Paul was the grace and class that he showed us when I introduced my young son to Paul years later at Airventure. He was never too busy for us ordinary people. What a life and legacy...he'll be missed so much.
Submitted by: Brad Knapp 391427
8/29/2013 1:09:08 PM

Submitted by: Martin Bornheimer 126063 Lifetime
8/29/2013 3:08:40 PM
Thank you for molding my career in the early 70's. You were my inspiration. Rest in peace you've earned your wings.
Submitted by: Martin Swarts 71029
8/29/2013 4:26:03 PM
RIP Red One. You will be missed.
Submitted by: Raymond T Jordan 172229
8/29/2013 4:35:29 PM
Meet Paul many times through the years via my father Marion cole. General and sport aviation has lost the greatest supporter that they have ever had. He will be missed by many. I hope Paul and my father are buzzing the angels.
Submitted by: Larry and Terri cole Yes
8/29/2013 4:39:34 PM
Thanks Paul.
Submitted by: Joseph R.Falkenstein 92173
8/29/2013 4:47:24 PM
Thank you for your contribution to aviation and homebuilders.
Submitted by: Bill donig 255449
8/29/2013 4:48:22 PM
Thank You for touching my life!!!
Submitted by: Bernie Gerstemeier 510137
8/29/2013 5:00:29 PM
I met Paul and Audrey when I bought N5AC from Paul in April 0f 2004, and what a pleasure it was. It was very evident to me then how the EAA grew to be what it is under Paul's leadership. He was so very special and my hero.
Submitted by: David Dean 152502
8/29/2013 5:01:34 PM
Now you have touched the face of God.
Submitted by: James P O'Rourke 275263
8/29/2013 5:09:56 PM
So very sorry. He will be missed. I can't imagine AirVenture without him. RIP Paul.
Submitted by: Robert Hansen 278666
8/29/2013 5:11:28 PM
Mr. Paul was a good one, he owned a Cub!! God blessed you Sir!! May you rest in Peace!!
Submitted by: James Terry Steed 83905
8/29/2013 5:11:28 PM
Mr. Paul was a good one, he owned a Cub!! God blessed you Sir!! May you rest in Peace!!
Submitted by: James Terry Steed 83905
8/29/2013 5:21:28 PM
We lost a wonderful leader, man, and friend. Spoke with him only a few times,and was so impressed with his humility. He now has his final reward in Heaven.
Submitted by: merle cochran 108961
8/29/2013 5:25:42 PM
Paul was a leaders leader. I also considered Paul as a adopted second father. I had the chance to meet Paul and Audrey a few times and was thrilled when they came to UL chapter 30's 20th anniversary.

The one thing I remember was his comment when I demonstrated zero ground speed with my Quicksilver ultralight. Paul was heard to say that it was 'the darndest thing he ever saw.', which I took to be a high compliment.

We all miss you Paul and I for one look forward to seeing you again in heaven.

Enter into His rest.
Submitted by: Mike Ostrander 265473
8/29/2013 5:28:38 PM
A.


A great man and aviator.
Submitted by: Howard Phillips 13833
8/29/2013 5:29:31 PM
My heart goes out to you in his passing. It is truely the end of an era. He will be greatly missed, especially roaming the grounds of Airventure.
Submitted by: Robert Matteson 43205
8/29/2013 5:34:59 PM
If heaven is as I envision, there is a Pioneer Airport, with a hangar containing Paul's favorite airplanes, and his friends who have arrived before were waiting to greet him.
Submitted by: Delmer Simpson 69193
8/29/2013 6:04:12 PM
IT has been my pleasure to be a part of EAA and attend Oshkosh
Submitted by: Noel Spalding (Australia) 1030953
8/29/2013 6:09:53 PM
Paul's dream was shared by my father who passed it on through three generations of pilots and builders. Thank you sir for making flight possible for each of us!
Submitted by: Mike Nault 876585
8/29/2013 6:12:44 PM
One of my Greatist Treasures is a personal autographed leather bond copy of Paul's book that Butch and Norma Joyce got for me probably around 2006, it will alway be protected and cherished. God Bless Paul Poberezny
Submitted by: Philip C. Whapham 369161
8/29/2013 6:15:31 PM
Thank you for giving lots of people the thrill and the passion for what aviation is all about.
Submitted by: John Warren 585633
8/29/2013 6:27:13 PM
I can say that Paul was a friend and he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go to Audrey.
Submitted by: William P. Manley 1040773
8/29/2013 6:27:21 PM
With his vision for grassroots aviation Paul has been a blessing to thousands upon thousands of people. As a member of the worldwide EAA family I will certainly treasure his memory.
Submitted by: Gerrit W. Sheeres 15606
8/29/2013 6:39:13 PM
Thank you Paul.
Submitted by: Douglas Barnes 390985
8/29/2013 7:27:09 PM
My interest in aviation was reignited 31 years ago by the vision of PHP. Since then I've been a volunteer in different capacities at EAA, all thanks to the role model set by Paul. Thank you sir...I know you're still listening.
Submitted by: Harvey Moss 233363
8/29/2013 8:34:30 PM
Thank you Paul for all you have done to bringing us together as a family celebrating flight. I can not imagine where private aviation would be today without your years of dedicated efforts. We miss you my friend.
Submitted by: Ron Finet 195151
8/29/2013 8:44:04 PM
So sorry for your loss. Tailwinds home, Paul.
Submitted by: Jim Pippert Lifetime 173238
8/29/2013 8:45:36 PM
Thanks Paul for encouraging me and giving me the lifetime vision of building my own airplane. What a fine thing to accomplish, and you were my HERO. See you later.
Submitted by: Kenneth Bloom 80167
8/29/2013 8:57:08 PM
God speed Paul. I'll see you out west.
Submitted by: Dale F. Field 215492
8/29/2013 8:57:14 PM
God speed Paul. I'll see you out west.
Submitted by: Dale F. Field 215492
8/29/2013 9:44:34 PM
I missed an opportunity to meet Paul in the late 80's when I was doing an aircraft paint removal demo at Oshkosh. He was tinkering on his P-51 and I just couldn't drum up enough courage to disrupt him while he was busy with his airplane. I will however, sense his presence when at future EAA conventions. My respects and great thanks go out to the Poberezny family.
Submitted by: Scott Nillissen 1121551
8/29/2013 9:44:58 PM
Paul's efforts with the EAA brought a new level of satisfaction to my life .
Submitted by: Leo Dringoli 161951
8/29/2013 10:27:44 PM
I had the pleasure of meeting Paul several times and he help me when I was building my Baby Ace back in the 1987. He was an inspiration to us all. My condolences to Audrey, Tom and the Poberezny Family.
Submitted by: Charles F. Gabelmann III 125809
8/29/2013 10:43:55 PM
My son got married on the EAA site. He could not believe when Paul came up and congrautialated him on his marriage.
Submitted by: EwinAKleman 216780
8/29/2013 11:28:20 PM
Dear Paul,
I know you can hear me. I just wanted to let you know that your story hasn't fallen on deaf ears. You sparked a flame in your cellar back in 1953 from which guys like me and my boys, and all of us explorers, are warmed even today. Did you know, even then, that there were so many kindred spirits just lurking, just waiting for someoneone to lead us to a place and time where we all could gather together?
My bet is that you had an inkling of the tie that binds us, a love of flight in three dimensions, a love of fellowship with those of this shared experience, and, perhaps best of all, your unselfish dedication to bringing into our fold those of us who cannot fly- but dream of it. In all of this we are, and always will be, brothers and sisters with you in the dream.
Paul, I'm glad to have known you.
Submitted by: Alan Lyscars 713042
8/29/2013 11:28:50 PM
Dear Paul,
I know you can hear me. I just wanted to let you know that your story hasn't fallen on deaf ears. You sparked a flame in your cellar back in 1953 from which guys like me and my boys, and all of us explorers, are warmed even today. Did you know, even then, that there were so many kindred spirits just lurking, just waiting for someoneone to lead us to a place and time where we all could gather together?
My bet is that you had an inkling of the tie that binds us, a love of flight in three dimensions, a love of fellowship with those of this shared experience, and, perhaps best of all, your unselfish dedication to bringing into our fold those of us who cannot fly- but dream of it. In all of this we are, and always will be, brothers and sisters with you in the dream.
Paul, I'm glad to have known you.
Submitted by: Alan Lyscars 713042
8/29/2013 11:32:58 PM
DeAnna Boehm ·, Hartford union High School
If it weren't for Paul and the EAA, my father (who was a pilot) would never become a member, my father in law (who was a pilot) who would never become a member....my husband (at age 16) never would have ridden his 10-speed bike to Oshkosh in 1972 (with a few other fellow teenagers from the suburbs of Chicago) and is now a pilot-I (at 12 years old) would never have met him that summer-(and 7 years later married him)....our son and two daughters would not be here-our son would not be a pilot now (who has never missed a convention in his 31 years on the earth) and our our two grandaughters (who are 3 years old and 6 months old, who both have attended conventions) would not be here! Our entire family has been blessed because of Paul--He as impacted GENERATIONS! praying for the family-be encouraged to know he has made a difference!
Submitted by: Darryl and DeAnna Boehm
8/30/2013 3:30:59 AM
Thank for everything you did for aviation Paul!
Submitted by: Mike Melau 9025725
8/30/2013 5:39:12 AM
Paul will leave a greater impact on future generations than any politician or president ever did.
Submitted by: rick bleby 428364
8/30/2013 7:10:29 AM
Paul - How amazing that what you started in your basement became the world's largest aviation event. Still, you were never too busy to shake a hand or pose for a photo w/ a fan. I'm very privileged to have spent some one-on-one w/ you and your PT-23. You are the reason I fly and strive to aim high in my limited aviation endeavors. As a loyal EAA member, I pledge to carry on your torch for putting the love of aviation within reach of the common man, and to nurture, educate and share w/ all whom wish to learn. Your legacy lives on...Thank you - and Godspeed.
Submitted by: Rico Jaeger 345804
8/30/2013 7:19:29 AM
They say that the measure of life is to have made a difference. In that Paul, you have succeeded beyond words. I was that airport kid, I was that kid who found a way to fly, and this old man is still that kid who flies and loves aviation. The friends I have made through EAA are as close as my own family. I owe that to you Paul. You have ",slipped the surly bonds of earth and touched the face of God",. You made a difference in my life, and I think countless others. Blue skies Paul.....
Submitted by: Timothy Fox Life 335031
8/30/2013 7:31:46 AM
My warm condolences to Audrey, Tom, Bonnie en the rest of Pauls dearest.
I learned a lot of Paul during my working week at EAA Hales Corners in 1983 end we met every since in Paris(FAI) and Oshkosh. It was great to know him and I will miss him but together with wunderfull memories.
Thanks Paul, rest in peace
Submitted by: Wolanda Dijkman Dulkes 137138
8/30/2013 8:12:34 AM
God Bless you Paul! I will always treasure the moments during the spring work parties when we were privileged to join both you and Audry for a meal in the Aeroplane Factory. Now you have ",Reached out and touched the face of God",.
Submitted by: F.A. Fritz Martin EAA 436302/VAA31659
8/30/2013 8:22:26 AM
He will be missed. What a Legacy. EAA wouldn't exist without the Poberezny Family and Paul started the whole thing.
Submitted by: David Bethard 133328
8/30/2013 8:43:50 AM

Submitted by: Jeffrey J Davison WBA 6988
8/30/2013 8:59:24 AM
Goodbye to the man who created a lifestyle so many of us have grown to love.
Submitted by: Brett McKinney 437428
8/30/2013 9:16:12 AM
Paul was one in a million. I remember fondly his quiet common sense - his belief that if everyone does a little, nobody has to do a lot. Even now, with tens of thousands of members, EAA maintains a culture of simple kindness and ",everyone does their part.",

Deepest condolences to Audrey, Tom and the rest of Paul's family. We will never, never forget him.
Submitted by: Tracy Lunquist 607890 (Lifetime)
8/30/2013 9:39:34 AM
Paul did things for me and millions of others that changed our lives for the better.
How could you not be forever grateful.
Have a smooth flight home dear friend.
Submitted by: Jack Briggs 123423
8/30/2013 9:41:46 AM
Paul did things for me and millions of others that changed our lives for the better.
How could you not be forever grateful.
Have a smooth flight home dear friend.
Submitted by: Jack Briggs 123423
8/30/2013 10:13:26 AM
I met Paul the first time in 1981 when the museum was a dream. I wes inspired then and enjoyed chatting with Paul every Airventure since.
Submitted by: Lloyd Richards 171396
8/30/2013 10:25:59 AM
Paul was truly a guiding beacon to all of us who have flown for 50 years, or more or less. We met him twice in our 30 trips to EAA Airventure and here on his visit to PTK. -A great and humble eagle of aviation has flown up to heaven. Our prayers are with Audrey, Tom and Paul's extended family.
Submitted by: Thomas W. Hall 142646
8/30/2013 10:26:32 AM
Paul was truly a guiding beacon to all of us who have flown for 50 years, or more or less. We met him twice in our 30 trips to EAA Airventure and here on his visit to PTK. -A great and humble eagle of aviation has flown up to heaven. Our prayers are with Audrey, Tom and Paul's extended family.
Submitted by: Thomas W. Hall 142646
8/30/2013 10:59:56 AM
thank you for you and your family you have all made ",Oshkosh", a huge part of my life. And you and yours just kept making it better and better! May we all be together again in the future.
Submitted by: William l herrick 307915
8/30/2013 11:32:36 AM
Thank you Paul for so very much, you will be missed..
Submitted by: John Warren 260532
8/30/2013 11:57:50 AM
To Paul's family: my deepest condolences and sympathy.
For Paul, I never had a chance to meet him personally, but for everything he's done to inspire others in aviation and beyond (including me), I thank him and will miss him. He left behind a lofty ideal to which all should aspire, not just as in aviation, but in our entire lives.
Submitted by: Jon Kessinger 1066042
8/30/2013 12:00:38 PM
To Paul's family: my deepest condolences and sympathy.
For Paul, I never had a chance to meet him personally, but for everything he's done to inspire others in aviation and beyond (including me), I thank him and will miss him. He left behind a lofty ideal to which all should aspire, not just as in aviation, but in our entire lives.
Submitted by: Jon Kessinger 1066042
8/30/2013 1:09:47 PM
My deepest sympathies to the Poberezny family. Paul was a great man. Not just for his accomplishments, but for how he treated people. I attended EAA Oshkosh with my dad in 1987 as a 9 year old kid in love with planes. Some guy pulled up in red bug, got out and talked to me for a minute about planes. He then handed me a hat pin of a P-51 that say Paul I on it. After he left may dad told me he was the guy who started EAA. It sure made me feel special that someone so important wouls stop and talk to me. I have come back every year since. This year I brought my 4 year old son with me. We ran into Paul being driven around in Red 1. We didn't get to talk to him, but he saw my boy and gave him a thumbs up and a smile. My son ask me who it was and I said that is the guy who started EAA. My son said ",I like him, he is nice.", I couldn't put it better. Paul, you will be missed by so many!
Submitted by: Matt Schmitt 279924
8/30/2013 1:14:48 PM
Condolences and sympathy to the Proberenzy family. Paul will be missed, not only by his family, but his EAA family and AirVenture in the coming years. Truly an aviation leader and inspiration to those who came in contact with him. Your memory and spirit will always be with us. Most of all, thank you Paul for your dedication and devotion to EAA, without you, the successful organization of today would not exist. You have made your final take-off and flight...
Submitted by: Charles F. Jones 691364
8/30/2013 2:16:55 PM
Rest in peace Paul. It was as an honor to have known you. We will do our best to carry on your passion for aviation.
Submitted by: Gregory Pinnell 291897
8/30/2013 2:17:13 PM
Rest in peace Paul. It was as an honor to have known you. We will do our best to carry on your passion for aviation.
Submitted by: Gregory Pinnell 291897
8/30/2013 3:36:42 PM
My family's Deepest sympathy and condolences as my daughter and I have been a part of EAA and Paul's personal friends for over 13 years. My Wife and I wish to express our Warmest thoughts and hopes the family knows Civil Air Patrol and all of us will sorely miss him and appreciated him and the entire family, Dave T. Teddy, Major, USAF-Aux. Civil Air Patrol / BM1(SW) USN
Submitted by: Dave T. Teddy and Family 1038819
8/30/2013 4:15:41 PM
My parents met at the EAA fly-in in Rockford IL. Without the organization that Mr. Poberezny created, I wouldn't be alive today. Thank you, Sir, for creating a family.
Submitted by: Kurt Stephen Stanich 432823
8/30/2013 5:13:33 PM
Thanks so very much, Paul.
Submitted by: Doc Roy 17804
8/30/2013 5:20:13 PM
To the Poberezny family: So sorry for your loss of an outstanding man







To the Poberezny family, Great sorrow for the loss of such an outstanding man, Many young men I knew were so influenced by visiting Oshkosh they learned to fly as they got older. Paul's achievements rival those of the Wright Brothers and what aviation owes him is beyond evaluation. It is unlikely that such a man will ever pass this way again.
Submitted by: Gordon E. Kaye 59658
8/30/2013 6:22:56 PM
Thank you Paul for your vision and inspiration to look to the sky and live my dream of the freedom of flight. I have never met you but some day will and chat of our passion for aviation. Until that time, I will look to the heavens as you smile upon us. Thank you. Glen
Submitted by: Glen Thomas 1002241
8/30/2013 6:23:20 PM
Thank you Paul for your vision and inspiration to look to the sky and live my dream of the freedom of flight. I have never met you but some day will and chat of our passion for aviation. Until that time, I will look to the heavens as you smile upon us. Thank you. Glen
Submitted by: Glen Thomas 1002241
8/30/2013 10:01:23 PM
Paul epitomized true greatness. He touched the lives of millions of aviation enthusiasts worldwide, and his legacy will continue to do so long after all of us are gone. Thank you, Paul, for creating a culture as well as the greatest aviation organization ever. Thumbs up.
Submitted by: Chris Kinnaman 36270
8/31/2013 10:17:57 AM
Paul was a very personable, humble guy and an inspiration to all of us who aspired to build and fly our own personal aircraft. But he was also much more and lives on through his many legacies of E.A.A, S.A.A, and of course his family as well. Never knew a stranger (not more than a few seconds anyhow:) Always had time for anyone wanting to meet or speak with him. I always looked forward to seeing him at any of the fly-in events, such as the S.A.A. at Frasca Field. So sorry to hear of his passing, He will be missed.
Submitted by: Randy Drake
8/31/2013 3:12:06 PM
An honor to have known him
Submitted by: Robert l young 014796
8/31/2013 6:50:39 PM
Thankyou Paul for all that you did for aviation and joining EAA has been one of the best things I have ever done in my life.
The friendships I have made and wonderful times I have had were all because of you!
Fly forever my friend.
Submitted by: Edward L DeBolt 411562
8/31/2013 6:50:58 PM
Thankyou Paul for all that you did for aviation and joining EAA has been one of the best things I have ever done in my life.
The friendships I have made and wonderful times I have had were all because of you!
Fly forever my friend.
Submitted by: Edward L DeBolt 411562
8/31/2013 8:49:10 PM
Thank you Paul for your friendship and leadership. There is so much of my life that I owe to EAA and SAA, your creations. Have a good trip west, fellow homebuilder and pilot.
Submitted by: Ed Fisher 64715
8/31/2013 11:23:10 PM
Difí,cilmente haya en el mundo alguien que ame la aviació,n y no esté, agradecido de su obra. Buenos vuelos, Paul...
Submitted by: Anibal Patris - Aeroclub Pellegrini - Argentina
9/1/2013 2:49:26 AM
My condolences to Paul's family.
He well be missed by all.
I am just getting started in my studies to become a pilot. He well be my inspiration. R.I.P.
Submitted by: Jim Gariepy
9/1/2013 3:32:11 AM
All of us who love Aviation, celebrate your life.
A truly great aviator to whom we all owe our freedoms to build and fly.
Your job is done, Fly fly free and fly high...
Submitted by: TerryDaff 0475815
9/1/2013 1:28:20 PM
Thanks for founding the EAA and all it has done for everone.
Submitted by: Paul Bracken 62504
9/1/2013 1:56:37 PM
We are very sorry for this to happen.
Paul had a vision and it is unbelievable what happended over the years !
He is one of the reasons I love flying in the US even I am comming from Germany !
We will miss you !!
Submitted by: PETER BURMEISTER / GERMANY 718699
9/1/2013 1:57:12 PM
We are very sorry for this to happen.
Paul had a vision and it is unbelievable what happended over the years !
He is one of the reasons I love flying in the US even I am comming from Germany !
We will miss you !!
Submitted by: PETER BURMEISTER / GERMANY 718699
9/1/2013 5:14:01 PM
This year was my first Airventure, but I felt the magic that Paul created from the first moment I stepped through the gates. Godspeed.
Submitted by: Sterling Paulsen 819697
9/1/2013 10:29:29 PM
Meeting you was one of the biggest highlights of my aviation journey.I will forever remember you.
Submitted by: Angel Blazquez 542313
9/1/2013 10:45:10 PM
Was able to talk with Paul on the fight line this year. He was being chauffeured in Red One and we reminisced about the time he graciously spoke at the baptism of our grand daughter at
Fergus Chapel. I knew we were saying good-bye and I thanked him for starting all this as I gestured to the crowds. His eyes twinkled and he flashed his broad smile as he waved good-bye. Blue skies forever for you Paul.
Submitted by: Carl (Butch) and Pat Tortorige 117878
9/2/2013 3:46:03 AM
Thank you Paul for your vision, blue skies .....
Submitted by: Francesco Mercolino 689384
9/2/2013 8:06:42 AM
Thank you.
Submitted by: James Wertelka 1101943
9/2/2013 8:33:44 AM
Paul Poberezny: a synonym for the best in personal endeavor and sport aviation.
Submitted by: John G. Williams 20896
9/2/2013 2:29:40 PM
Rest in Peace - from one of the million.
Submitted by: Murray Bartley 813056
9/2/2013 5:46:16 PM
Truly a great man.
Submitted by: Sanford sweet 465136
9/2/2013 7:54:00 PM
Thank you for making my dream to build and fly an aircraft become reality.
The name Poberezny is just as known in the world as Boeing and Airbus...
Thanks Paul and family keeping this legend alife
Submitted by: Hans Nagelkerke 1047952
9/2/2013 8:10:32 PM
Hilo Hawaii Chapter 1182 sends condolences to family. Met Paul along with our chapter volunteers. Jim, Chapter President.
Submitted by: Jim Phillips 621494
9/2/2013 9:05:41 PM
My condolences go out to the Poberezny family. Col. Paul Poberezny was a true friend of aviation.
Submitted by: Steve M Johnson 670207
9/3/2013 6:18:09 AM
As you fly into the setting sun, your shadow will
remain on aviation forever!
Submitted by: Jim Davis 596830
9/3/2013 7:56:45 AM
My deepest sympathy to your entire family. Paul is one of those people who we will never forget. We were blessed to share our lives with him, hear his amazing stories and partake in his passion of aviation. He'll continue to make us smile just by thinking about him. Rest in peace my dear friend, Paul. I miss you.
Submitted by: Rene Elliott
9/3/2013 8:56:10 AM
I was extremely fortunate to have met and talked many times with Mr. Poberezny when I was a lineman at the Steamboat Springs airport in the late 70’s during my early teens. He never failed to stop by and ask how my flight training was progressing. Having no money at the time, my answer was always “slow”. He’d pat me on the shoulder and tell me to stick with it, I’d get there someday. I did get my ticket and became an EAA member because this incredible man with a few words of encouragement left an indelible impression on a very young man…God speed Colonel!
Submitted by: Scott O'Meara
9/3/2013 8:59:15 AM
I was extremely fortunate to have met and talked many times with Mr. Poberezny when I was a lineman at the Steamboat Springs airport in the late 70’s during my early teens. He never failed to stop by and ask how my flight training was progressing. Having no money at the time, my answer was always “slow”. He’d pat me on the shoulder and tell me to stick with it, I’d get there someday. I did get my ticket and became an EAA member because this incredible man with a few words of encouragement left an indelible impression on a very young man…God speed Colonel!
Submitted by: Scott O'Meara
9/3/2013 8:59:23 AM
I was extremely fortunate to have met and talked many times with Mr. Poberezny when I was a lineman at the Steamboat Springs airport in the late 70’s during my early teens. He never failed to stop by and ask how my flight training was progressing. Having no money at the time, my answer was always “slow”. He’d pat me on the shoulder and tell me to stick with it, I’d get there someday. I did get my ticket and became an EAA member because this incredible man with a few words of encouragement left an indelible impression on a very young man…God speed Colonel!
Submitted by: Scott O'Meara
9/3/2013 9:22:17 AM
Paul was a great man that made a difference in this world.
Submitted by: Gary Green 69220
9/3/2013 12:48:19 PM
My deepest sympathy to Paul's family and the entire EAA organization. I was fortunate enough to meet Paul briefly at the Balloon Festival held in Oshkosh many years ago. I was volunteering for the festival as I still do for Airventure. I did not realize Paul was standing behind me and asked if I would crouch down as he could not see over me while the balloons were being raised. I don't think I was able to say it then as I was in awe of all of his accomplishments and creations even then.
Paul, THANK YOU for all that you have done.
With Deepest Sympathy, Brian..
Submitted by: Brian Krapfl 728870 Lifetime
9/3/2013 2:35:42 PM
I am so glad I had a chance to see Paul one last time at Airventure 2013, what a fantastic man! He will be missed by all!
Submitted by: Shawn Garza 665912
9/3/2013 2:50:26 PM
We have suffered the loss of a great person. Oshkosh won't be the same without him. My condolences to the family.
Submitted by: Scott W. Nolinske 249225
9/3/2013 4:44:08 PM
Jim Braden
Submitted by: James Braden 379587
9/3/2013 8:04:24 PM
Go with God Paul
Submitted by: Michael J Moore 558654
9/5/2013 2:16:54 PM
Dr. Paul Howard Poberezny. 4000BC...chariots of the Gods",.vaimanika shastra(??????? ???????).from Holly Book ",Bhagavad Gita",.
935BC:King Soloman...A little bird may tell them ...what you have said...",Holly Book Bible",.
715BC:Descends like an Eagle on the runway....Prophet HOSEA.
586BC:An Eagle swoops down on the land....
Prophet Jeremiah.
681BC:As a bird hovers around the nest with million friends...Prophet ISAIAH.
1921-2013 Spirit of Aviation,I am so glad I had a chance to see Dr.Paul Howard Poberezny(Lord of the Skies)one last time at Airventure 2013.My condolences to the family of Col.Dr. Poberezny.The OOMMEN Family USA.
Submitted by: Mr.WILSON OOMMEN 1103131
9/5/2013 3:47:19 PM
Since 1971 I have been an EAA member and can not imagine my life now without participating in the unique inspiration Paul and Audrey's vision created. I was able to meet him at my first Oshkosh in 1973 and later, when I flew the Helldiver into OSH in 2011 he greeted me and hugged me like a long lost friend. Blue skies, tail winds and catch the three wire.....THANK YOU Poberezney's all.
Submitted by: Edward Vesely 59334 Lifetime
9/6/2013 11:03:38 AM
Since attending the first Oshkosh Airshow in 1970 Paul has always made us feel welcome as Tom also has welcomed us to the EAA Oshkosh Show. We will miss Paul's steady mission - he was one of the Greatest Pilots of all time! Paul was the Inspiration for my 2 sons Lane and Landon to solo on their 16th Birthday and get their License on their 17th! Thanks Paul &, Tom!
Sincerely, Herb Carlson California
Submitted by: Herb Carlson 80385
9/6/2013 11:03:48 AM
Since attending the first Oshkosh Airshow in 1970 Paul has always made us feel welcome as Tom also has welcomed us to the EAA Oshkosh Show. We will miss Paul's steady mission - he was one of the Greatest Pilots of all time! Paul was the Inspiration for my 2 sons Lane and Landon to solo on their 16th Birthday and get their License on their 17th! Thanks Paul &, Tom!
Sincerely, Herb Carlson California
Submitted by: Herb Carlson 80385
9/6/2013 2:26:09 PM
To Paul's family: I'm so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of hearing Paul speak and shake his hand at the light sport repairmans class I took at the museum. I wish I could recall his exact words but they were in regards to approaching the FAA. He said with persistance, always respectful, and never in anger. These are words I will always associate with Paul. The ability to design, build, and fly airplanes and fly without a medical are gifts he gave all aviators. He was truely a giant in aviation. Rest easy sir, your creation (EAA) will continue your work.
Submitted by: Donald T Leonard 609885
9/7/2013 3:52:16 PM
My deepest, heartfelt sympathies to the Poberezny family. Paul and spoke at AirVenture in 2005 and he immediately made me feel like I was the one who had done all the work in founding and growing EAA. What a humble, kind, friendly and generous man! Blue skies and tailwinds to you, sir!
Submitted by: Harold P. Moore 679080
9/7/2013 4:32:28 PM
when we watched paul fly the p-51 nothing else matterd at the time i will always have that vision in my mind gods speed
Submitted by: stirling burns 178309
9/8/2013 8:15:46 PM
Paul and the EAA organization were significant parts of my life.
when I was discharged from the Navy in 1962, I had the opportunity to attend the EAA convention in Rockford, Il, which convinced me to stay with aviation as my career choice. Later on, after college graduation and being hired by an airline as a pilot, I met my wife. at the EAA Oshkosh event in 1980.. I have been a lifetime member of the organization and volunteered almost every year at the convention and I am proud of it. He will be always remembered for his efforts to promote aviation, and at least in my case, he was successful at it.
God bless and Godspeed, Paul. Maybe we'll meet again sometime down the ",road.",
Fred Weaver, (and Liza), Ocala, Florida
Submitted by: Fred Weaver 19528
9/9/2013 4:06:28 PM
My deepest sympathy to the Family. With out Paul and EAA my life would not have been as full as it has. Thanks Audrey for helping Paul achieve his Goal.
Submitted by: Don Anthony 98500
9/9/2013 7:16:33 PM
I was privileged to meet Paul and Audrey on one of the 'EAA Down-under Tours' in the early 80's. I found Paul to be a very approachable and humble man who would enjoy talking 'airplanes' with anyone, anytime. You left your mark on the world. Rest In Peace.
Submitted by: Barry Gillingwater 144680
9/9/2013 7:22:20 PM
I was privileged to meet Paul and Audrey on one of the 'EAA Down-under Tours' in the early 80's. I found Paul to be a very approachable and humble man who would enjoy talking 'airplanes' with anyone, anytime. You left your mark on the world. Rest In Peace.

Barry Gillingwater - Auckland, New Zealand
Submitted by: Barry Gillingwater 144680
9/10/2013 2:18:29 PM
One of my first intro's to aviation was Oshkosh 1972. That trip molded my vision of aviation to make it a career. Mr. Poberezny flew that day with the gear coming out doing his Barrel Roll prior to landing. Years later I was fortunate enough to work on his proposed Small Airplane Program to help revitalize GA airplane certification designs and production. He did so much for so many. His wife (Audrey) was (is) also so approachable and nice to work with. Thank you (Both of you) for being there for all of us. We can never repay what you've done. The Industry we love is stronger because of your efforts. All the best, Sincerely.....
Submitted by: Timothy and Sandi Smyth 90302
9/11/2013 12:15:58 AM
I'm sorry about Paul's passing. I feel like a family member has passed away.

I've had the pleasure of meeting with, and listening to, Paul approximately 20 times over the years, at Oshkosh, at Sun N Fun, at Urbana, Illinois, and other places along the courses of lives spent pursuing an interest in aviation. Without fail, his charm and simple, direct point of view always held me in awe. He was always polite and patient. When I had opportunity to share a burger in a small setting, I told him I had some time in a Stinson, he talked about the Stinson he once flew, and we compared notes. As an Oshkosh volunteer in june of one year, we were treated to a tour of his home (then behind the Red Barn) led by him. Those moments shared with him were, upon reflection, far too brief. I was fortunate and humbled to spend some time with greatness.
I don't want to get into every 'Paul story' that I (or any other EAAer) might have. We'll tell those stories around campfires in Camp Scholler for years to come.
Submitted by: John Schmidt 250021
9/13/2013 9:40:31 AM
Ihad the great honor of meet him in 1987 and still use prodly my cap, with his signature.
may GOD be with him!
Submitted by: PINTO NETO, JOAQUIM (BRAZIL) WAS MEMBER.
9/14/2013 9:25:08 AM
I have been to ",Oshkosh", 30 times and have have had a Paul sighting almost every year, this included. Paul always had time for a greeting and photo. May God comfort you in our loss.
Submitted by: Dan Ford 185158
9/18/2013 10:05:44 AM
I've been a member of EAA for 38 years.My dad joined us up after our first Oshkosh.Them were the best times of my life all thanks to Paul Poberezny.What a guy,met him a few times through out the years and was very humble and generous.Thank you Paul for everything you have done for aviation and my family.Deepest condolences to all the family.
Submitted by: Greg Thompson 102899
9/19/2013 10:18:09 PM
Thank you for bringing EAA to Oshkosh and helping make flying a big part of my life. I enjoyed knowing you, the T-28 ride with you years ago and working for the EAA Air Museum, as an artist, while in college. Many great memories. Rest in peace.
Submitted by: Paul J. Spanbauer 202277
9/21/2013 1:45:26 PM
My Condolence to Mr. Tom Poberezny and family. May Paul rest in peace in a place with God.
A prayer to him.
Submitted by: Jose S Olague 617404
9/21/2013 1:45:44 PM
My Condolence to Mr. Tom Poberezny and family. May Paul rest in peace in a place with God.
A prayer to him.
Submitted by: Jose S Olague 617404
9/28/2013 5:56:54 PM
I never met Paul in person, yet he had a huge impact in my life through EAA. Rest in peace, dear friend. You will be missed.
Submitted by: Pablo Depetris
9/28/2013 5:57:22 PM
I never met Paul in person, yet he had a huge impact in my life through EAA. Rest in peace, dear friend. You will be missed.
Submitted by: Pablo Depetris
9/29/2013 7:04:36 PM
September 30, 2013

Memories of Paul:

This April we will celebrate the fortieth Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In. Silently, deep in my heart, I personally dedicate it in Paul’s honor.

In the sixties Paul and I met for the first time in Saint Augustine at EAA Fly-In. We agreed it was fast going down the tubes. It had become a carnival complete with Ferris wheel.

I asked Paul, “How can we do a proper EAA fly-in in Lakeland ?”

He replied most succinctly, “You practice!”

And we did. We held monthly fly-ins all over Florida building a cadre of experienced volunteers We helped Paul start EAA’s Vintage Aircraft and we started VA Chapter One, a state wide EAA Chapter.

We held the first Sun ‘n Fun EAA Fly-In in January of 1975. In those early days you and Audrey were with us side-by-side digging post holes, grubbing palmettos and tossing money in the kitty.

Because of you, Paul, we made it happen. Thank you, Paul, for touching our lives.


W. Duffy Thompson, Lakeland, Florida.
EAA 75,124 VA 53
Submitted by: W. Duffy Thompsom 75124 VA53
9/29/2013 8:07:22 PM
Thank you Paul for your effort, your passion, and your caring for your fellow man. You and your family have left a lasting legacy that has benefited us all. Godspeed.
Submitted by: Kelly C Nelson 552304
10/1/2013 1:13:00 AM
Aviation is my religion, and Paul is my prophet.
Submitted by: Tony Lam 050685
10/1/2013 12:02:33 PM
I thank Paul for creating a wonderful organization and espcially AirVenture where one can learn and dream aviation to their hearts content.
Submitted by: Annamary McCann 697449
10/1/2013 5:57:26 PM
First met Paul in person 1958 when he came to Dayton ohio to give our chapter its charter ,As a homebuilder myself I know then what a leader he was and and certainty a gentleman and ststesman. Paul had compassion beyond description .His Words to me when I lost my Wife and later my son will never be forgotten .Paul, God speed You will always be revered .
Submitted by: John W.Dyke EAA 3566 LIfe
10/3/2013 11:56:21 AM
My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Paul and his wife while attending an EAA B-17 camp. His passion for aviation encouraged me to receive my private pilot's license at the age of 54.
Submitted by: Lorri Borchardt 703409
10/3/2013 5:13:55 PM
Paul had just landed the Spirit of St Louis when we met at Gillespie Fld. He recognized &, remembered my L-16, N-1317V from his past. It's my turn to recognize &, remember Paul as my kindred spirit, may you rest in peace.
Submitted by: David DiLucca 42037
10/3/2013 6:09:32 PM
May he Rest in Peace and thanks for the EAA organization.
Submitted by: Richard Baker 1107222
10/4/2013 7:55:15 PM
",GONK",-may it and he never be forgotten.
Submitted by: james heers 143604
10/5/2013 9:22:30 AM
Rest in peace. Proud to have you as a first cousin. You are a shinning example for all people to follow.
Submitted by: Gloria Tilmont Burnett-Hansen
10/8/2013 9:21:28 AM
And now . . .

PHP is in the sky permanently.

One of the Million.
Submitted by: KMMarch 338440
10/9/2013 3:19:30 PM
Blue skies and a healthy tail wind Old Friend.
Submitted by: Walt Keating 9123
10/9/2013 3:20:02 PM
Blue skies and a healthy tail wind Old Friend.
Submitted by: Walt Keating 9123
10/11/2013 6:53:09 PM
Knew Paul when we were assigned to Romulus AFB, Michigan Was there from spring of 1945 till fall 0f 1946, when the 3rd Ferry group was disbanded. I was reassigned to the 6th Ferry group at Long Beach, Ca. Lost track of Paul then, saw him when EAA became viable. Will miss him.
Submitted by: Harold W. Gilbert 16108
10/13/2013 11:28:45 AM
Many years ago while attending a event at Bob Pond's Planes of Fame East I met Paul who made us both one of the best damn martinis I have ever had. I will always remember having a drink with such a great man who we all miss. May he rest in peace in home builders heaven.
Submitted by: Robert Lewis 235065
10/25/2013 6:38:17 AM
PaPa Paul keeps waking me up and says Hey Jim/",Its time to say good bye", Its 3:30 AM EST, gotta do it. I got out of the Navy in 1954 and flew my ragged Aeronca 7 home from Rhoad Island to Van Sant airport in Erwinna Pa. It was there that i met Rod Jocelyn.who became my mentor and introduced me to the homebuilding world,and also my aerobatic instructor,in a Reed clip wing cub.I was so blessed, and was exposed to so many of the aviation greats of the early years.In 1956 flew my Luscombe Sixty-Five to the Eaa fly in,Sport Aviation was a mimeographed bulleten i met Paul and Audrey. and the Milwaukee(Hales Corners) gang i made it back in 1957 I had started a business,and was working long hours,trying to support my aviation passion.Rod got together with Nick D'Apuzzo and Lindsy Parsons and built the PJ 260.I worked as a",grunt",a few times for Bill Sweet@ National Airshows, I met EVERYBODY, and got to fly with the best of the best, including my all time favorite Harold Krier.A bunch of great memories.I could go on and on but this is about Paul.I remember his",easy grin", and wonderful sense of humor, he kmew how to play and had the best toys a boy could want, An awesome business man, but a gentle and careing Friend. HE LAUGHED AND PLAYED,-FOUGHT,-AND CRIED,-AS HE RACED ACROSS THE COUNTRYSIDE OF LIFE. AND AS HE JOURNYED OVER SEA AND LAND,--MAKE NO MISTAKE//-HE WAS GUIDED BY ",GODS OWN HANDS", AND EACH ONE OF US HE TOUCHED-ALONG HIS WAY--IS A BETTER MAN,-BY FAR TODAY. THIS MAN OF DREAMS,-OF LOVE,- AND LAUGHTER,--HAS LEFT US NOW,---FOREVER AND AFTER,--HIS GOLDEN HEART IS FEOREVER STILL,--BUT A HEART SO BRAVE,-COURAGEOUS,-AND TRUE--CAN NEVER BE STILL AND ALWAYS WILL LIVE ON IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO LOVED THIS MAN. AND SO DEAR GOD IN HEAVEN ABOVE WE THANK YOU FOR THIS GIFT OF YOUR LOVE ",PAUL",.--HUSBAND,FATHER,FRIEND, AND (MY HERO).------ AND IF ITS NOT TO MUCH FATHER??? THERES JUST ONE MORE THING/// THIS NEW ANGEL IS GOING TO NEED A SPECIAL PAIR OF WINGS, WITH A ",SUNBURST", (OF COURSE) HE WILL BUILD THEM HIMSELF(OF COURSE) HE LOVES TO FLY. Sorry to get so lengthy,i knew him well and loved all of you for almost sixty years. One of the most memorable times was as guests of the Parish family in Tullahoma Tn.I stayed in Pauls house on Poberezny Lane, and slept in that beautiful feather bed, it was better than the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House, i hardly slept, so many wonderful memories. Stay well,i will keep you in my prayers. Jim Rahm (The Lancair 4P with the V8 engine)
Submitted by: Jim Rahm 0122661
10/25/2013 6:39:45 AM
PaPa Paul keeps waking me up and says Hey Jim/",Its time to say good bye", Its 3:30 AM EST, gotta do it. I got out of the Navy in 1954 and flew my ragged Aeronca 7 home from Rhoad Island to Van Sant airport in Erwinna Pa. It was there that i met Rod Jocelyn.who became my mentor and introduced me to the homebuilding world,and also my aerobatic instructor,in a Reed clip wing cub.I was so blessed, and was exposed to so many of the aviation greats of the early years.In 1956 flew my Luscombe Sixty-Five to the Eaa fly in,Sport Aviation was a mimeographed bulleten i met Paul and Audrey. and the Milwaukee(Hales Corners) gang i made it back in 1957 I had started a business,and was working long hours,trying to support my aviation passion.Rod got together with Nick D'Apuzzo and Lindsy Parsons and built the PJ 260.I worked as a",grunt",a few times for Bill Sweet@ National Airshows, I met EVERYBODY, and got to fly with the best of the best, including my all time favorite Harold Krier.A bunch of great memories.I could go on and on but this is about Paul.I remember his",easy grin", and wonderful sense of humor, he kmew how to play and had the best toys a boy could want, An awesome business man, but a gentle and careing Friend. HE LAUGHED AND PLAYED,-FOUGHT,-AND CRIED,-AS HE RACED ACROSS THE COUNTRYSIDE OF LIFE. AND AS HE JOURNYED OVER SEA AND LAND,--MAKE NO MISTAKE//-HE WAS GUIDED BY ",GODS OWN HANDS", AND EACH ONE OF US HE TOUCHED-ALONG HIS WAY--IS A BETTER MAN,-BY FAR TODAY. THIS MAN OF DREAMS,-OF LOVE,- AND LAUGHTER,--HAS LEFT US NOW,---FOREVER AND AFTER,--HIS GOLDEN HEART IS FEOREVER STILL,--BUT A HEART SO BRAVE,-COURAGEOUS,-AND TRUE--CAN NEVER BE STILL AND ALWAYS WILL LIVE ON IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO LOVED THIS MAN. AND SO DEAR GOD IN HEAVEN ABOVE WE THANK YOU FOR THIS GIFT OF YOUR LOVE ",PAUL",.--HUSBAND,FATHER,FRIEND, AND (MY HERO).------ AND IF ITS NOT TO MUCH FATHER??? THERES JUST ONE MORE THING/// THIS NEW ANGEL IS GOING TO NEED A SPECIAL PAIR OF WINGS, WITH A ",SUNBURST", (OF COURSE) HE WILL BUILD THEM HIMSELF(OF COURSE) HE LOVES TO FLY. Sorry to get so lengthy,i knew him well and loved all of you for almost sixty years. One of the most memorable times was as guests of the Parish family in Tullahoma Tn.I stayed in Pauls house on Poberezny Lane, and slept in that beautiful feather bed, it was better than the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House, i hardly slept, so many wonderful memories. Stay well,i will keep you in my prayers. Jim Rahm (The Lancair 4P with the V8 engine)
Submitted by: Jim Rahm 0122661
12/5/2013 1:19:24 PM
I know this is late, but still had to make sure I put this on.
I was able to meet Paul for the first time at Airventure, when I was helping in the Federal Pavlovian. He was very nice, and I was shocked to hear this on the news. He is a great example of a role model.
Submitted by: Derek Stevenson 743094
1/20/2014 6:38:18 PM
I started working for the EAA at age 14 as a volunteer when I first met Paul. I was nervous meeting him the first time partly because it was difficult to pronounce ",Poberezny.", I introduced myself and said ",It is good to meet you Mr. Poberezny", Mr Poberezny said ",Mike, Call me Paul", It is a statement I will always remember.

I volunteered for many years and worked for EAA thru college. Paul always treated me with respect and friendship.

I had many good laughs through out my history with EAA. And Tom Poberezny kept up the GREAT family tradition after Paul retired.

Paul was a good man. My condolences to his family
Submitted by: Michael Tierney 119785
1/20/2014 6:40:22 PM
I started working for the EAA at age 14 as a volunteer when I first met Paul. I was nervous meeting him the first time partly because it was difficult to pronounce ",Poberezny.", I introduced myself and said ",It is good to meet you Mr. Poberezny", Mr Poberezny said ",Mike, Call me Paul", It is a statement I will always remember.

I volunteered for many years and worked for EAA thru college. Paul always treated me with respect and friendship.

I had many good laughs through out my history with EAA. And Tom Poberezny kept up the GREAT family tradition after Paul retired.

Paul was a good man. My condolences to his family
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My thoughts and prayers to the family. I just joined today and was shocked when I learned of Paul's passing. Just saying Thanks seems so trite yet appropriate for Paul, his colleagues and families efforts to make this a great organization. God's peace and blessings to all.
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