Paul Poberezny

Age 91

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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

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...

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.

May God remember him personally. (Malachi3:16)

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)

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

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...

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...


Paul's Obituaries

Poberezny, PaulPaul 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 premiere aviation event, EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh.He died at the age of 91 on...

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