"> Charles Lieberman
Charles E. Lieberman, 99 years, died October 12, 2008. Loving husband of the late Anna M. (OBrien) Lieberman who passed away in 1999. Born in Allentown on January 3, 1909, the son of Joseph A. and Amelia M. Lieberman, he was delivered to his parents on the premises of his familys brewery, The Joseph A. Lieberman and Sons Brewing Company.Charles Lieberman began his brewing career in 1933 as an apprentice at the Widman Brewing Co. in Bethlehem. In 1934, he joined the Neuweiler Brewing Company in Allentown where his assignments included assistant bottlehouse superintendent. In 1937, he began work at Horlacher Brewing Company in Allentown where he worked his way up to Head Brewmaster and Plant Manager. Charles E. Lieberman then moved his family to Texas and was Vice-President and Brewmaster of the Gulf Brewing Company in Houston from 1950 to 1963. The brand was Grand Prize Beer and the brewery was owned by the celebrity, Howard Hughes. It was Liebermans own Grand Prize Pale Dry Beer which was awarded the Gold Medal, known as The Premium Quality Medal of Leadership at the international contest in Munich, Germany in 1952. This is the worlds highest award. In September of 1989, in Philadelphia, he received his most cherished honor, the award of merit from the Master Brewers Association of the Americas. This award honors a lifetime of service. He completed his career as a Senior Consultant for Schwarz Services International Limited. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University, graduating cum laude in Chemistry in 1931. He then earned his Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1933. He is listed in Whos Who in Chemistry and Whos Who in Chemical Engineering. Throughout his career he published many articles and wrote and published numerous poems earning him the title of The Poet Laureate of the Brewing Industry. His writings encompassed and reflected his whole life: activities and trips with the family, career, and lifetime experiences. He also taught brewing courses and gave keynote addresses and lectures throughout the brewing industry during his career.After losing his beloved wife in 1999, he moved to Luther Crest where he found old and new friends, relatives, competitive pool playing, and especially writing articles regularly for the Crest Chronicle a fulfilling life in retirement. This was our father and we miss him dearly, and our mother as well. Susie and Chuck. Survivors: He is survived by a daughter, Susan Lieberman Seekatz; a son, Charles E. Lieberman, Jr.; a brother, Robert J. Lieberman; a sister, Peg, wife of Ray Brennan; six beloved grandchildren and four beloved great grandchildren.
Published in Morning Call on Oct. 15, 2008.