MADISON, WIS. – The family of the late Paul Poberezny who founded the Experimental Aircraft Association with his wife, Audrey, in the basement of their Milwaukee home in 1953, was honored before the Wisconsin Assembly Oct. 17, 2013 with a resolution. His son and successor to the EAA presidency, Tom Poberezny, was at the ceremonies and said it was a fitting memorial to a man who loved Wisconsin and apparently was loved in return.
“His true legacy should not be measured by the economic impact AirVenture, the annual convention and air show, has on Oshkosh,” said Tom Poberezny. “Rather, it should be measured by the people he brought into aviation and to the state.
“That’s what he valued most; he was a people person and that’s the way he wanted to be remembered.”
Gov. Scott Walker also issued a proclamation acknowledging Poberezny’s efforts on behalf of aviation and Wisconsin.
Paul Poberezny died August 22, 2013 at age 91.