Ray Norbert Page

Narciss Ray Norbert
Yuengling Brewery employee 1942
Brew master, Yuengling Brewery 1960-1999

Click on an image below to see the full picture. Images are from the 1999 Brewery tour.

Saturday, January 23, 1999- Yuengling workers toast retiring brewmaster

Saturday, January 23, 1999- For Norbert, it was in the blood

Ray - keg bench

Ray and Chuck on roof

Dave, Chuck, Ray, Dick, Ray

Ray at gauges

Ray at the bar


Narciss Raymond Norbert
Narciss Raymond Norbert, 134 Swatara Road, Shenandoah Heights, retired brewmaster at D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc., Pottsville, died Monday at Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington.
Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Zigmund and Helen Rudnicki Norbert. He was a graduate of West Mahanoy Township High School, and also received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Presbyterian University, S.C.
He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a pilot stationed in England.
He received brewing training at the U.S. Brewers Academy in New York City, and then went on to work for the Yuengling brewery for 50 years, the last 40 years of which he served as brewmaster.
Prior to retiring in 1999, he saw the company grow from a regional favorite to a nationally recognized beer distributor. He oversaw the company's 150th anniversary in 1979 and led several brewery expansions during his career. He was recognized internationally and served as president of the Master Brewers Association of America.
He was a member of St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Shenandoah.
He served as president and trustee for the Polish American War Veterans and as president of the Monarch Associates.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Jean Yaroma, in 1984; a sister, Dolores Reeler.
Surviving are two daughters, Janet Bushinsky, Allentown, and Elena Russell, Dresher; six grandchildren.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc.,
Shenandoah. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.