July 19, 2017 - Issue: Vol. 163, No. 122 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 1st Session
IN HONOR OF PAUL W. SANBORN; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 122
(Extensions of Remarks - July 19, 2017)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1015] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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. ____________________