The gentleman that built N11018, Harold Passow, passed away on January 15, 2015 at the age of 92. He built my Tailwind at his home near Oshkosh, Wisconsin, completing it in 1965.
I wish you the same blue skies and tailwinds that you have bestowed upon me, Mr. Passow. I promise to help keep your legacy alive through N11018. Godspeed.
1/19/2015 4:02:00 PM
Harold W. Passow
Harold W. Passow, 92 of Hazelhurst went to his heavenly home Jan. 15, 2015. He was born in Wausau to William and Alma (Woller) Passow Jan. 14, 1923.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Anita (Leicher). Harold is survived by his wife Barbara (Geise), Hazelhurst; son Randy Passow, Cudahy; two stepsons Mark (Jodi) Giese, Lockachee, Fla.; and Gary (Brook) Geise, Washington Conn.; two grandchildren Carter and Anna.
Harold served his country as a First Lieutenant in the 450th Bomber Group, 15th Air Force during World War II. He was an early member of EAA building home built aircraft. He worked for 32 years as a machinist in Milwaukee. He was a member of the Blue Bird Association, making over 400 Blue Bird Boxes. Other pass times were playing poker with the “guys” and backgammon and cribbage with Barb.
Memorial Services will be held in late Spring.