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“I new Debbie for many years coming into our salon in Wenonah. She was always very pleasant and proud of her kids Leah and Michael. She will be...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Kay Montague - Mantua, NJ

“I am very sad to learn of Debbie's passing. I worked with her in the customer service department at Blackwells for many years; she was a very...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Carlos Santiago - Cherry Hill, NJ

“I just wanted to express with my deepest of sympathy That my thoughts and prayers are with Deb , her children, Don and family Deb was my older...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Wayne - Franklinville, NJ

“I worked with Debbie at Blackwells more than 20 years ago, when it was located on Fries Mill Rd. She was often my lunch companion and we saw each...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Rita Bueter - Coppell, TX

“Debbie and I worked together in the Customer Service Dept at Blackwell for over 20 years. Debbie liked her job and her customers very much but most...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Patty Davis - Bellmawr, NJ

“I am so sorry for your loss. I grew up with Debbie on Baylor Road in Oak Valley those were the days. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Rhonda - Erial, NJ

“I worked with Debbie in customer service at Blackwell. She was always so positive and friendly and talking to her was such a joy, her laughter was so...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Joselyn Lopez - Blackwood, NJ

“I worked with Debbie at Blackwell, she always had a smile on her face and full of energy, my condolences to her family. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Linda F. - Franklinville, NJ

“I worked with Debbie in Customer Service years ago at Blackwell North America. I remember her as always happy, laughing, and fun. I've thought...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Colleen Maney - Magnolia, TX

“I worked with Debbie at Blackwell and had a great respect for the commitment and tireless energy she added to our dept. She spoke so often of her two...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Margaret Calafato - Mickleton, NJ

“My deepest sympathies to Debbies' family and friends. I worked with Debbie for years. Even though I did not work in her department we would always...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Jackie Davey - Erial, NJ

“Debbie and I go back to when she was still Debbie Durkin @ Blackwell's on fries mill road. We shared many joys the birth of her 2 children, the...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Beth Connolly - Somerdale, NJ

“To Debbie's family... sending prayers and sympathy to all. Debbie was an exceptional person. I worked with her for many years at Blackwell, all the...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Ruth Bappert - Williamstown, NJ

“To Debbie's family and loved ones. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Maureen Conway, Blackwell ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Maureen Conway - Deptford, NJ

“I'm sorry for your loss. I worked with Debbie at Blackwell for years. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time. She will...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Karen Kelley - Williamstown, NJ

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Barney, Debra J., (nee Dirkin), of Wenonah, 52 years, on May 19, 2012.


Deb embodied the essence of life. A compassionate, intelligent, and endearing person, she enlightened the lives who touched her. Enriched with generosity and a caring heart, Deb was always present for those in need of a helping hand, a pleasant conversation, or a warm smile. A devoted mother, she encouraged her children in their every endeavor routinely traveling nationally supporting them in competition cheerleading and motor-cross events. Deb also enjoyed the comforts of home, excelling as a chef and interior designer her home was always a warm place for friends and family to gather. Deb's kindness, laughter, and zest for life will be truly missed by all.


Beloved daughter of the late Ruth & Harlan Dirkin; Devoted mother of Leah and Michael Jr.; Loving sister to Donald Dirkin (Janine); Adoring aunt to Donald and Darren; Longtime friend to Cindy McKinney and her daughters Cynthia, Melissa and Catherine; Former wife to Michael Sr.; Dear pet companion to Gemma.

Farewell Service

Visitation Thursday 5:00-6:00pm at the Memorial Presbyterian Church of Wenonah, 202 E. Mantua Ave., Wenonah, NJ 08090; Funeral Ceremony 6:00pm In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.

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