Gladys Jean Held
Gladys Jean Held, 85, of New Tripoli, died April 1, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William A. and Emma M. (Bealer) Burkhardt.
She and her husband Richard D. Held celebrated 66 years of marriage in May 2017.
She was a member of and former choir member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli.
She was a former dog breeder and handler of Chihuahuas.
A former seamstress at the former Anderson Little Company, Allentown, she also worked as a seamstress out of her home for many years.
In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by children Donna J., wife of William Leahy, of Charlotte, N.C., Richard A. of New Ringgold, David B. of Kempton, Janice G., wife of Erskine C. Rogers III Esq. of North Palm Beach, Fla. and Cory W. of New Tripoli; sister Pauline Gillette of Smyrna, Fla. and brothers Charles W. (Ruth) Burkhardt of The Villages, Fla. and Carl W. (Rosie) Burkhardt of Orefield.
Her memorial service will be 7:30 p.m. April 5 in Ebenezer UCC, 7293 Decatur St., New Tripoli, with a visitation period beginning 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the church choir, 7293 Decatur St., New Tripoli, PA 18066.
Leave condolences for the family at nesterfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements made by Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Lynn Township.