Corey D. Lewis, age 39, of Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at his home.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Corey was a son of William M. and Janice A. Richards Lewis, Larksville. He was a 1992 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School and attended Luzerne County Community College, where he majored in broadcast communication and journalism.
Corey's early career began in area radio as a disc jockey. Nearly 15 years ago he started in the literature department at Pride Mobility, Exeter. He was promoted to writer and quickly moved up to senior writer. Last fall, Corey was promoted to assistant manager of product marketing. Corey was responsible for a number of outstanding video productions and was the recipient of multiple distinguished awards. Among them were the Telly Award, founded in 1978, which is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, online film and video. The Telly Awards annually showcase the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, interactive agencies and corporate video departments in the world. Over the course of his career, Corey earned a 2010 Bronze Telly Award in the Social Issues Category and, also in 2010, a Silver Communicator Award of Distinction from the International Academy of the Visual Arts in the Documentary Category. The Communicator Award is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for Communications Professionals. The Award of Distinction is presented for projects that exceed industry standards in quality and achievement. Corey was also the proud recipient of a 2011 Bronze Telly Award in the Social Issues Category and a 2012 Bronze Telly Award in the Branded Content/Commercials Category.
He was an accomplished writer who enjoyed writing poetry. Beyond Corey's obvious talent, he was an avid reader, loved animals, music, pop culture, comic books and especially looked forward to horror and sci-fi conventions with his brothers. He was a New Jersey Devils fan and an unwavering Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He particularly enjoyed the roadtrips to Pittsburgh with his dad; however, his ultimate highlight was his mom's traditional Sunday dinners and the time he spent with his family.
Corey was a kind and gentle soul who brought a smile to the face of everyone he met. He will be deeply missed by his family and many, many friends.
Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Dick and Nellie Richards, and paternal grandparents, Reg and Jennie Lewis.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are brothers, Bill Lewis, Larksville, and his girlfriend, Roseann Gorey, and Lance Lewis, Kingston; and Corey's girlfriend, Rebecca Bria, Plains Township.
A celebration of Corey's life will be held 6 p.m. Saturday from the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. Friends may call 3 p.m. Saturday until the time of the celebration service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Corey D. Lewis Memorial Fund, C/O Luzerne Bank, 118 Main St., Luzerne, PA 18709.
Published in Times Leader on July 4, 2013