IN HONOR OF PAUL W. SANBORN; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 122
(Extensions of Remarks - July 19, 2017)

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                      IN HONOR OF PAUL W. SANBORN


                          HON. FRANCIS ROONEY

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, July 19, 2017

  Mr. FRANCIS ROONEY of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the 
memory of a true pioneer and icon for the City of Cape Coral. Paul 
Warren Sanborn was a man of commitment; to his wife of 70 years, 
Mildred, to his daughters, Carol, Donna, and Mary, to his friends, and 
to the community he loved, and that loved him back. There are far too 
many accomplishments in a life well lived to fit into this writing, but 
to put it simply, Paul was Mr. Cape Coral.
   Paul Sanborn served his country as a B-24 gunner and radio operator 
with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Upon moving to Cape 
Coral in 1962, Paul immediately turned his service towards the small 
community of 1,100 people; as a charter member of the Rotary Club of 
Cape Coral and American Legion Post 90, Chamber of Commerce President, 
Cape Coral Hospital Board member, Lee County Mosquito Control official, 
Cape Coral High School task force member, and official city historian. 
During his 55 years in Cape Coral, countless other charitable, business 
and civic organizations benefited from his generosity. Paul was named 
citizen of the year in both 1968 and 1992. By the time that Paul 
Sanborn Park was dedicated in 2008, the city had grown to a population 
of over 160,000.
   Mr. Speaker, there is no greater example of service over self than 
Paul Sanborn. His wit, wisdom, generosity and friendship will be missed 
by all.