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
He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a pilot stationed
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
Shenandoah. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St.
Stanislaus Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.