The Start of the New Year always brings changes- The Syracuse Suds Factory is announcing that As of 1/1/11 Norman Soine has stepped down as our Brewmaster- Norm has been with us since we began back in 1993 and has been with us steadily for 17 years. It is with a heavy heart we bid him goodbye on this chapter of his life. We have tons of great memories and will cherish them all. We wish him and his family the best of luck as he moves on in retirement to spend more time with his grandkids and the rest of his family
Norm you will always be a part of our family Good Luck and Thank you!
On a Sad Note:
Norman R. Soine passed away 9/2/11
Norman R. Soine
Norman R. Soine September 2, 2011 Norman R. Soine, 69, of Cross Lake, passed away Friday at the Veterans Medical Center. He was born in Fort Lee, NJ, the son of Richard and Elise Soine. Norman received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Rutgers University and was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi. Most recently he was employed as head chemist at Cathedral Candle Company in Syracuse. Norman devoted many years to the brewing industry with Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co., FX Matt Brewing Company and recently retired from 19 years as brewmaster for Syracuse Suds Factory, where he helped start the first microbrewery in Syracuse. Along with brewing the beer for Syracuse Suds Factory, he also grew and maintained his own hop garden, with which he supplied over five varieties of hops to the brewery and others. Norman served as first lieutenant and unit commander of the 56th Artillery Unit in the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam and earning several commendations. Norman was a member of the Army Reserves, Literacy Volunteers, American Home Brewers Association, Master Brewers Association, American Chemical Society, Gaelic Society and the German-American Club. He loved hunting, fishing, being outdoors, cheering for the NY Giants and spending time laughing with his family. Survivors: his wife and best friend, Cynthia (Harris) Soine; his loving children, Timothy (Shannon) of Rochester, Heidi (Tino) of Syracuse and Gretchen (Kyle) of Baldwinsville; and his grandchildren, who referred to him as "Opa," Sophia Elizabeth and Stella Mae. Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Falardeau Funeral Home, 93 Downer St., Baldwinsville. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with private burial in Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the CLC Unit (8th Floor), VA Hospital, 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210. Falardeau Funeral Home
We will miss but never forget him!