Herbert F. Sharp, 93, of Center City, who brokered liquor licenses in Pennsylvania for more than 60 years, died Tuesday, June 5, of heart failure at home.
Mr. Sharp grew up in West Philadelphia and Wynnefield. After graduating from Overbrook High School, he earned a real estate license and eventually became a real estate and insurance broker. By the 1940s, he was providing services to clients who wanted to serve alcoholic beverages in restaurants and bars.
He earned a reputation among lawyers and licensees as an expert in state Liquor Control Board rules and regulations, his daughter Natalie Bernstein said.