EAA Founder Paul Poberezny Dies at Age 91

Paul Poberezny Photo courtesy EAA
Paul Poberezny
Photo courtesy EAA

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.

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: PO 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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3 Replies to “EAA Founder Paul Poberezny Dies at Age 91”

  1. What a SAD day for EAAr's What a great loss! He was a man that fought the government and anyone else for our right to have and fly our personal aircraft. I hope we can find someone as great as he was to fill his shoes. My deepest sympathies to his family. May he have many happy flights with his new "wings". Rest in peace, Peace Paul P.---Sincerely Henry W. Frey

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