The founder of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Paul Poberezny, passed away Aug. 22 at Evergreen Retirement Village in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, after a battle with cancer. He was 91.
“We deeply appreciate all the support shown to Paul and Audrey over the past five months,” the Poberezny family said in a released statement. “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
For more information: EAA.org