Teresa R. Durkin

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EMMAUS — Teresa R. Durkin, 85, of Emmaus, passed away on June 14, 2014, at Cedarbrook.

She was the wife of Bartholomew J. Durkin for the past 57 years.

Born in Exeter, she was a daughter of the late John and Emma (Lipka) Shirko. Teresa was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.

Teresa was preceded in death by siblings, Al Shirko, Emily Benish, Agnes Simko and Ann Novack.

Survivors include her husband; daughters, Dr. Jane Durkin and her husband, David Brodhead, Shavertown, Mary Grablick and her husband, Michael, Macungie, and Anne Durkin, Richmond, Virginia; sons, Brian and his wife, Kathleen, Baltimore, Patrick Durkin, Philadelphia; six grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus. A viewing will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th and Hamilton Streets, Allentown. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Emmaus.

Donations can be made to St. Ann's Church, 415 S. 6th Street, Emmaus, PA 18049; or Lehigh County Meals on Wheels, 4234 Dorney Park Road. Allentown, PA 18104; or Cedarbrook Auxiliary, 350 S. Cedarbrook Road, Allentown, PA 18104.

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Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Homes, P.C. - Allentown
1629 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18102
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Published in Times Leader from June 15 to June 16, 2014