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October 25, 2016

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October 25, 2016

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October 15, 2016
As a boy attending what was then simply called "Oshkosh, My father and I watched Paul skillfully put his P-64 through its paces over Wittman Field. What I wouldn't give to see that again and have met him. Perhaps the last of the "great ones" They are profound shoes to fill.deepest condolences to Mr. Poberezny's family.
Jonn Bruce Kentucky 1968 junior member
July 10, 2015
I remember my first job after leaving the Navy in 1980 was a security guard at EAA. Just prior to the convention we had a meeting and "Pope Paul" came in and spoke to the group. This job eventually lead me into my current career as a security professional. Nine years later I was working at Oshkosh Truck as a security guard when Mr. Poberezny buzzed the guard shack during his approach to the runway at Wittman Field. I learned then that this was an almost weekly occurrence on Saturdays and I loved to watch him fly over. Mr. Poberezny seemed like a regular guy who had time for the little people.
September 09, 2013
I met him for 5 min at Airventure 2006 and he acted like he had known me for years. Me a nobody, he a legend, but it didn't matter. I walked away thinking what a nice man that guy is. I am sorry he's gone but he had a great life and was very well loved by many. I am happy for him.
September 02, 2013
May God remember him personally. (Malachi3:16)
August 28, 2013
Take comfort in the promise God gives us, that one day,
no resident will say "I am sick" but all can look forward
to the opportunity to live forever. (John 17:3)
August 27, 2013
Dear Audrey, Tom, Bonnie and Family,
My deepest sympathy in the passing of Paul.
I have such wonderful memories from working at EAA,and enjoyed my time with all of you while you were based in Franklin. I recently visited with Mary and we talked about working @ EAA and the great times we all shared.
May all the wonderful memories bring you peace,comfort and harmony. May God Bless you all.

Karen (Jensen) Weyand
August 27, 2013
Hearing the roar of jets soaring today near the EAA grounds it gave me goose bumps to think of the great loss our community has had with the passing of Paul and what he has done for the spirit of aviation and the State of Wisconsin since his arrival. Paul literally and figuratively took our eldest son under his wing for the past 3 decades sharing his enthusiasm for aviation and life. Wether it was teaching him how to build a wooden wing rib in the airplane factory to final conversation at AirVenture 13. Truly a man among men that never let his celebrity get in the way of his relationships and kind nature. When the sounds of AirVenture start out next summer there will be a huge loss on the grounds and in the hearts of many. Our condolences to the Poberezny and the EAA family. We have lost a true hero. May he rest in peace. The Tom Boyson family.
August 27, 2013
In 1952 my dad took me over to Franklin and (Carl)Schultz's 66 Service to see if I could get a job there. I remember the evenings when Paul and 5 or 6 other guys would sit around and discuss airplanes. A year or so later they would write the EAA by-laws in Carl's (EAA 2) kitchen. Bob Nolinski (EAA3) would would do the newsletter, and I would pick them up and deliver them to the post office. About that time I bought Audrey's 1941 Chevy coupe from Paul, and he recruited me into the 128th Fighter SQ Air National guard in 1953. Paul was a remarkable man and was fun to be around. He once invited me to take ride in a P-51 but the mission was scrubbed at the last minute. We'll miss you, Paul. Thanks for the memories and all you've done for aviation.
My condolences and gratitudes to Audrey, Tom and family.
Ron Vandenboom, (Franksville, Wi EAA 15)
August 27, 2013
I attended the Chapter Leader's Workshop in January 2009 and got an opportunity to go to Paul's "office" and see his memorabilia, and talk with him. He impressed me with his love of aviation and his obvious love of people. He even looke a little like my deceased father, who loved aviation as well, and reminded me of him.
He will always be an inspiration to me. Thanks Paul!
August 27, 2013
i used to work at eaa in the early 70's when it was still in frankling. paul and his wife are very special people. paul was great to work for and always had a smile and nice word for every one. he will be greatly missed and i'll remember him forever.

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