NJ: Former Sussex Airport Owner, Champion of Aviation, Dies at 96

April 20, 2018

SUSSEX BOROUGH -- Paul Styger, a lifelong borough resident whose romance with aviation was reflected in his leadership of Sussex Airport for more than half a century, has died at the age of 96.

Styger, who passed away Wednesday at Barn Hill Care Center in Newton, leaves behind a legacy whose crowning achievement was the annual Sussex Air Show, where breathtaking acts of aerobatics and showmanship drew performers and spectators from across the Eastern Seaboard for more than 30 years until the show ended its run in 2004.

Styger later was forced to sell the airport in 2013 following a rash of financial and legal woes, but those who knew him best suggested he deserves to be remembered far more for a wonderful life defined by compassion, service to his country and community, and a can-do belief in the dreams that inspired his later successes.

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