Barbara Wernecke Durkin

Durkin, Barbara Wernecke

East Lansing, Michigan: Formerly of Rochester, NY. Born January 13, 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland to Raymond and Della Wernecke, passed away on February 18, 2013, at the age of 69. Barbara was a high school teacher and writer. She is preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Tom and Richard Wernecke. Barbara is survived by her husband of 39 years, Bill; sons, Matthew Richard (Jenette) Durkin and John Michael (Mary) Durkin; 4 grandchildren, Madison, Michael, Emilee and Bethany.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 2576 Browncroft Blvd., Rochester, New York. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Barbara's memory to Towson University Foundation, G.R. Gillespie and Maravene S. Loeschke Scholarship Endowment at or the Dundalk High School class of 1962 Scholarship Fund at The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing, Michigan. On line condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes
1730 East Grand River Ave East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 337-9745

Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Feb. 22, 2013