Shirley Waskuvich, 88, a longtime resident of Conklin passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 12, 2015 after a long and rewarding life. Her devotion to family and faith in God gave her peace to return to her heavenly home. Our mother was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. The youngest of 9 children she learned at an early age to live a loving Christian life. She began working at the young age of 15 at a Fannie Farmer candy store and retired after numerous years with Singer Link. Our mother enjoyed the simple pleasures of life; attending her grandchildren's events, cooking for family and friends, caring for Mia, Chico and the many dogs her family brought home over the years, tending to the yard, visiting Tioga Downs, following Syracuse basketball, and most importantly sharing the importance of organ donation. Mom was instrumental in working to pass a law providing insurance coverage for kidney donors. Our mother was predeceased in death by her husband Charles and her son Edward. She is survived by a family she loved very much that will miss her everyday; son, Stephen and grandchildren, Teresa, and Jamie; daughter, Donna, and grandson Tim (Kelly), all of New York; daughter and son-in-law Mary and Mike Seaman, Mansfield, Texas and grandchildren; Jon (Lisa) and great-grandson Tyler Seaman, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Krissy (Jonathan) Baker, Lewisville, Texas. Mom leaves an extended family including Pat, Barb, Rose, loving nieces and nephews, special neighbors Connie and Ike Studgeon, and Jean Terry, and respected medical friends Dr Ramanujan, Nancy Evans, NP, and Dr. Peter Lethin. A special thanks to the staff at Wilson for their professionalism and kindness during our Mom's final days. Our mother saw the best in everyone and treated everyone she met with kindness and respect. It was her hope that others would learn from her example. "Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you". At our mother's request the family will hold a private burial service at a later date. Arrangements are by Albert J. DeMarco at the THOMAS J. SHEA Funeral Home Inc. In her memory please share an act of kindness to someone in need. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution in Shirley's name to the Broome County Dog Shelter Trust Fund, 110 Cutler Pond Road, Binghamton, NY 13905