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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.

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Published in Morning Call on Oct. 15, 2008.
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November 5, 2008
My Mother told me about Charlie last night. I am Jack O'Neill's Grandaughter. As you might know his sister Agnes was a great friend of my grandfather. They luckily have all lived a very full and long life!
Cindy Mulholland
October 24, 2008
About 3 years ago I first had the chance to play pool with Charlie while visiting my father-in-law (John Kirschman). Charlie was a very competitive and masterful player who bested me. It was amazing. Afterwards he treated me to a discussion of his life's work. He was sharp, funny and charming.

My wife and I are scientists who used to work with yeast. When Charlie heard this he gave us a picture book of different yeasts that he encountered and used as a Brewmaster. The book has a place of honor in our bookshelf.
Nigel Atkinson
October 23, 2008
Uncle Charlie was always so special to us. His intellect, keen wit and affability will be sorely missed. He was truly a "Man for All Seasons". God rest his soul.
Joe and Judi Lieberman
October 20, 2008
Charlie was a man of great humor, discriminating taste and a large and generous heart. God receives a marvelous companion.

Mary and Tom Magill
North Palm Beach, Florida
Tom Magill
October 18, 2008
I will never forget my dear friend Charlie. He and my Bill (Bill Howell) were very close during Bill's final years at Luther Crest, and Charlie always included me among his closest acquaintances here. Every member of my family who met him has asked about him repeatedly. He was a most exceptional man, an artist, a poet, an intellectual, yet "a regular guy" who made everyone feel special. The world was made better for his presence in it. I'll miss him.
Bobbie Allard
Bobbie Allard
October 16, 2008
Susan It was a pleasure to know your multi talented father and to care for him. You were blessed to have him in your life for so long. You are an inspiration as a caretaker and loving daughter. God Bless you and your family as you move on to life with memories of dad. Sincerely Jeannine Fogler RN former Assisted Living RN at Luther Crest
Jeannine Fogler
October 15, 2008
Dear Susie and family,
We were so sorry to hear about Charlie. He was well loved by our whole family. We will miss his articles and his passion for life. Our sympathy to you all.
Love, Rick and Juanita Bronstein
Juanita Bronstein
October 15, 2008
My wife and I were always entertained and impressed by Charlie's quick wit and unmatched enthusiasm for living life to its fullest. He had accomplished so much and traveled to so many places, and yet he always maintained a sense of modesty that playfully bordered on cynicism. Words like charming, selfless, caring, and generous don't do enough to describe him--he was just fun to be around. Charlie was a unique individual who will never be forgotten in our hearts.
Peter & Jennifer Gross
October 15, 2008
Charlie was a wonderful man -- smart, funny, multitalented, kind -- you quickly run out of superlatives. I'll remember him fondly as someone who enjoyed life and made sure that those around him did too.
His Nephew Bob
Robert Lieberman
October 15, 2008
My deepest sympathy on the your loss your loved one. I had the privilege of meeting "Old Charlie" when visiting my parents at Luther Crest. He was so engaging and witty and a joy to be around (not to mention an awesome pool player!) I know his many friends there will miss him greatly, and I am blessed to have been in his company -- if only for a few short periods of time.

Sincerely,
Cindy Bowers
(daughter of Donald & Jeanette Diehl)
Cindy Bowers
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