Susan Kathleen Budelman Shadle

July 16, 1969June 19, 2014
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Susan Kathleen Budelman Shadle died peacefully early on Thursday, June 19th at Transitions Hospice Care of Raleigh, North Carolina in the company of her husband and surrounded by family after a 4-1/2 year fight with Stage IV Triple-Negative Breast Cancer.

Susan was born in Rome, NY on July 16th, 1969 and she graduated from Rome Free Academy where she was the drum major for the marching band. Susan had a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration: Management and Organizational Development from the University of Mt. Olive in North Carolina. She was employed at Quintiles as a Senior Human Resources Information Systems Analyst in Morrisville, NC.

Susan is survived by her husband, Timothy Jason Shadle, her children, Timothy (TJ) Jason Shadle II (9), Amelia Margaret Shadle (7), her parents, Fred Budelman and Bonnie Cornell Budelman of Raleigh, NC and her sister and brother-in-law Deborah and Mark Brown of Cary, NC. Susan and Tim have close family members in the Cary area and extended family in PA, WI, NH, NJ, KY and NY.

Susan was a volunteer firefighter, a National Registry EMT, a trained Emergency Vehicle Operator and a CPR instructor. She was active in several breast cancer support groups and was a room-mother for her children’s school at Cedar Fork Elementary. She was an accomplished musician on the French horn, playing in several symphonies in NY and in the sanctuary orchestra at White Plains United Methodist Church. Susan was involved in her children’s activities such as flag football, swimming, and Tae Kwon Do. Susan fought an exceptional war against her cancer. She was a true warrior, never giving up and becoming an inspiration to all who knew her.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Brown-Wynne Funeral Home on Maynard Road, in Cary, NC. There will be a memorial service at White Plains Methodist Church on 313 S.E. Maynard Road in Cary at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 28th 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the children’s college fund through CFNC and to TNBCF, the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation at

Her family would like to thank all their neighbors, co-workers, friends, and Susan’s doctors and caregivers for their prayers and support.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 28, 2014

Susan Kathleen Budelman Shadle

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Darcy Talbert

August 6, 2014

What a beautiful, strong, funny, charming, inspirational lady. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Blessings to her family.

Greg Conner

June 30, 2014

I am so sorry.

Henk van Meeteren

June 28, 2014

Have known Sue since high school. She was a beautiful person. The last years, she had been an inspiration to many, with her fight against breast cancer. She will be missed...

Jeff Cornell

June 28, 2014

Although we will not be able to attend the celebration of this beautiful young woman's life, our hearts are with you. We pray that our heavenly father will console your spirits, cleanse the pain, and leave you only the happy memories of the loved lost.
Love Uncle Jeff, Aunt Mindy, Cassy, and Grandma Cornell

Cat Wilson

June 27, 2014

Although I went to the same high school as Susan, I didn't know her as a classmate; I was a few years behind her. I did, in a weird way, know her from high school -- she was the sister of the drama/forensics coach, and would often hang around. I remember her as being nice, with a great sense of humor. That has only deepened since we reconnected on Facebook. Her fight was long and brutal, and I can only admire how she stood up to the cancer. My heart goes out to her family in their grief, and I hope in the coming days these tributes will bring them comfort.

Carol Harrold

June 27, 2014

Susan's strength was such a force to be reckoned with, and will forever have an impact on my life and actions. I'm so grateful to have met such a beautiful human being. Thank you to her family for sharing her with us.

Ellen Moricone

June 26, 2014

Susan was a beautiful, strong Angel here on earth and is now that same beautiful Angel in Heaven. Her memory will forever go on on our hearts & she is deeply missed. As your neighbors, Tim & family, we will always be here for you no matter what.

Kelly Rahn

June 26, 2014

Susan was the embodiment of strength in fighting her cancer. She shared so much hope and knowledge of this disease to us at Quintiles. My condolences and prayers go out to her family and children. Susan will be dearly missed.

Mindy Cornell

June 26, 2014

Sue, you will forever shine bright in the hearts of all of us that have been blessed to know and love you. You have stood strong like a lighthouse on the distant shore guiding the way for others, in so many ways. You are a testament of faith, determination and strength. And this world is a far better place because of you!
Love you! Aunt Mindy

Kati Hobson

June 26, 2014

I was honored to meet Susan while she tirelessly worked to establish an emergency response team at Quintiles. Her dedication to the health and well being of others was evident in all her daily actions. She has been a friend and excellent example to many of us fortunate to have known her. Tim, and TJ and Amelia bless you for sharing her with us and know that our love and respect for you is deep as well. May she live in our hearts and actions forever.