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Rebecca Jean (Stauffer) Gurkin

June 16, 1950 ~ May 12, 2022 (age 71) 71 Years Old


HIGH POINT – Rebecca Jean Stauffer Gurkin, 71, died Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.

She was born June 16, 1950, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and was the daughter of the late Herbert and Josephine Burdan Stauffer. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and worked with the Department of Social Services. Rebecca was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in High Point. She was an avid history buff and volunteered at the High Point Museum for several years.

Rebecca is survived by her husband, Charles Gurkin, whom she married April 15, 1988; daughter, Cindy Reed (Bert); grandchildren, Spencer Reed, Shepard Reed and Sarah Reed; and brother, Chris Stauffer (Anne ) of Charlotte.

The family will hold a memorial service celebrating Rebecca’s life at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in High Point with Pastor Linda Faltin officiating.

The family will speak with friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to High Point Historical Society, 1859 E. Lexington Avenue, High Point, NC 27262.

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Celebration of Life
May 21, 2022

2:00 PM
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
1401 Heathcliff Road
High Point, NC 27262


High Point Historical Society
1859 E. Lexington Avenue, High Point NC 27262


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