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Cory W. Held
January 14, 1963 ~ December 2, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old
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Cory W. Held, 60, of Kempton, PA passed away at home on Saturday, December 2, 2023. Born in Allentown, PA, he was a son of the late Richard D. and Gladys J. (Burkhardt) Held. Cory was a 1981 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School in New Tripoli, PA. He was a veteran, having served his country in the US Air Force from 1982-1985.
Later, Cory followed in his father’s footsteps by driving truck for many years. When he eventually got off the road, he went to work for Mack Trucks in Allentown, PA. He was a member of Ebenezer Church in New Tripoli. Cory was also a member of Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club in New Tripoli, The Community Fire Co. of New Tripoli, and the American Legion Post #16 in Slatington, PA.
Cory is survived by his brothers, Richard A. Held of New Ringgold and David B. Held of Kempton; sisters, Donna J. Leahy wife of William of Palm Coast, FL and Janice G. Rogers of Indian Harbour Beach, FL; nieces, JJ Reppert, Toni Stephens, Crystal Landes, and Elizabeth Rogers; nephews, Erskine Rogers, IV and Christopher Rogers; his loving canine companion, Rosie.
There are no formal services at this time. There will be a future memorial motorcycle ride to honor Cory’s life. Memorial ride updates will be posted here at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Nester Funeral Home, Inc., to help off-set Cory’s final expenses. Contributions may be sent directly to 8405 Kings Highway New Tripoli, PA 18066.