Susan Bradley

December 14, 1948October 24, 2018

BRADLEY - Susan October 24, 2018, she was born on December 14, 1948 to Richard and Katherine Bradley of East Aurora; her beloved brothers are Richard (Deanna Graunke), Alan (Valerie) and the late Stephen Bradley; she had many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, whom she loved dearly. Susan graduated in 1967 from Iroquois High School and in 1971 from the State University of New York College at Oneonata. Susan attended graduate school at Syracuse University, she worked as a secondary English teacher at Amherst and Clarence High School before marrying Robert Schellhase. Susan changed careers to be a Human Resource Director, first for the Northtown Automotive Companies, and then for the University at Buffalo, a position from which she retired in 2008. In retirement she did pet sitting, worked as a teacher’s aide for the Iroquois School system, was Chair of the Roycroft Film Society from 2012- 2016, and volunteered for the Roycroft Campus Corporation, the Aurora Town Library, Radio Reading of the Niagara Frontier, Friends of Knox Farm State Park, and the Aurora Historical Society. Susan’s great passion was spending time with her family and friends, and living out her personal credo, “Carpe Diem,” or “seize the day.” She loved life and lived it to the fullest, which brought her great satisfaction and joy. Flowers gratefully declined; memorial donations may be made to the Roycroft Campus Corporation. There will be no prior visitation. Private services were held. Online condolences may be shared at Arrangements by WOOD FUNERAL HOME, East Aurora


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Mary Arlene Leney

November 10, 2018

Richard & Allen: So sorry to hear of Susan's passing. She was such an active member of the East Aurora/Elma community, and will be greatly missed. Peace And Blessings, Arlene Leney

Rose Polino

November 1, 2018

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Sue at the University at Buffalo for over 10 years. Sue was passionate about her job and also was a lot of fun. I am now working in Human Resources myself and I can identify with her on so many levels. It's unfortunate I did not get a chance to share that with her. May she rest in peace and watch down upon all of her friends and family. Sincerely, Rose

James & Sheila Winter

October 29, 2018

Dear Rick and Family,
We were very sorry to read about the passing of your Sister, Susan. Many happy memories of all the Bradley family when we were next door neighbors on Billington Road.
Although we are half a world away, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Sincerely, Jim and Sheila Winter
Jamisontown, NSW, Australia

Amanda Larkowski

October 29, 2018

In all my years working for the Roycroft Campus, I always looked forward to seeing and enjoyed spending even a few minutes with Sue. She was always kind, funny, thoughtful and so full of life. I will miss her being my inventory counting partner every August, and I will remember her and everything she taught me in our short 4 years of knowing each other. Thank you for everything, Sue! I will never forget you ❤️


October 28, 2018

I am so very sad to hear the news...Sue donated and supported FISH of EA...she worked hard to support RFS...I will miss her! RIP Susan!

Mary Lynn Acee-Kielich

October 28, 2018

My husband Paul & I are so sad to hear of Sue's death. She was a dear neighbor who was so kind and gracious. The last time I saw her was at a lecture at the Roycroft Campus. She knew we would be moving out of our home & that it would be bittersweet. Paul shoveled her walk over the last several years and knew he wouldn't be able to this year. She was always so appreciative and it was never a burden for Paul. Once he found out she had taught English, she kindly agreed to proof read some of his writing which will always be a warm memory and just one example of the wonderful woman she was. She will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Dave Bradley

October 28, 2018

As a cousin remembering Sue goes back as far as I can remember. Up in the choir loft at Baker singing with her Dad, my Dad, Gramma Clara, brother Steve, brother Al, brother Rick, Cousin Marilyn, Aunt Rosemary directing it all and Mom Kay in the wings. She represented the core spirit of our family: loving others for who they are, caring for others with actions, and enjoying the moments of life with precious laughter. Let Love & Laughter Reign Today in memory of my Cousin Sue.

Trish Rollison

October 28, 2018

I first met Sue when she interviewed me for an accoutning position at Northtown. After I entered the HR profession we would laugh about how she didn't hire me at NT. Sue became one of my greatest supporter and mentor in HR. During those years we became friends and it developed into a very special friendship (like she does with all her friends). Sue, you were my confideant and I will truly miss you. My cherished friend, may you rest in peace. Love, Trish