Beverly Zavalauskas, 83, was called home to Heaven on Friday, December 3, 2010 while residing at Syracuse Home Association in Baldwinsville, surrounded by her loving family. A lifetime resident of Syracuse, she was born on Monday, September 26, 1927 and was the daughter of William E. Jenkins and Mary I. Nolan Jenkins. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church in Fairmount. Beverly enjoyed spending time with her family, music, shopping and going out to dinner. She is presently in the company of our Lord, and reunited with her beloved husband, Peter, a reunion she had been anticipating since May, 1991. Loving mother of Linda Zavalauskas and Gary (Sindee) Zavalauskas, both of Camillus; and her beloved felines, Alex and Simba. Beverly is also survived by her brother, William (Sue) Jenkins of Albany; her best friends and caregivers, Mary Mosher and Jim Piazza; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Beverly was predeceased by her dear friend, Marcella Merrill in 2009. On behalf of the Zavalauskas family, we would like to extend our gratitude and thanks to the entire Syracuse Home staff and volunteers who offered our mother kind, loving and compassionate care during the past three years. No words can express our appreciation for those of you who went above and beyond to make her stay there as pleasant as possible. The team members of Unit 3 grew to be her second family, and they fondly referred to her as “BevZ” or "Twinkle Toes", which always brought a smile to her face. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, December 14 at 1 p.m. in Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Dr., Fairmount. Private inurnment will be in the Resurrection Chapel Mausoleum, St. Mary’s Cemetery, DeWitt. Arrangements have been made through Buranich Funeral Home, Camillus. In lieu of flowers, contributions in the memory of Beverly may be made to the SPCA, 5878 E. Molloy Rd., Mattydale, NY 13211 or to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208.