Susan Elizabeth (Zeller) Schley

July 13, 1962June 3, 2019
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On June 3, 2019 Susan Elizabeth Schley (nee Zeller); beloved wife of Michael Francis Schley, Sr.; devoted mother of Jessica Crowley and her husband Steven; devoted step mother of Michael Francis Schley, Jr.; dear sister of Stephanie McDermott and her husband Bernie, Matthew Zeller and his wife Lori, Richard Zeller and his wife Susie, Patricia Poe and her husband Ron and Robert Zeller and his wife Michele, dear grandmother of Carson, Daphne and Chase. Also survived by a great many other loving relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends at the Schimunek Funeral Home, 9705 Belair Road, Nottingham, MD 21236 on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Saturday at 10:30 AM. A Private Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers memorials in Susan's name to the American Lung Association 211 E Lombard St, Baltimore, MD 21202 will be appreciated.


  • Michael Francis Schley Sr., Husband
  • Jessica Crowley and her husband Steven, Daughter
  • Michael Francis Schley Jr., Step-son
  • Stephanie McDermott and her husband Bernie, Sister
  • Matthew Zeller and his wife Lori, Brother
  • Richard Zeller and his wife Susie, Brother
  • Patricia Poe and her husband Ron, Sister
  • Robert Zeller and his wife Michele, Brother
  • Dear grandmother of Carson, Daphne and Chase. Also survived by a great many other loving relatives and friends.

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Linda Westcot

October 26, 2019

R.I.P. my friend. When I was a new nurse to Good Samaritan Hospital in 2004 you welcomed me with open arms. I knew immediately you would be one of my strongest supporters! I loved everything about you! Your walk, enthusiasm, professionalism, and your laugh. You lifted me up on days when I did not think I was going to make it through that transition period. You were the best! I miss you.

Kim Gisiner

June 8, 2019

Spread your wings as far as they will go girlfriend! I loved everything about you. God sure has gained an angel when He got you. RIP until we meet again💕🌹🌸🌻

Julie Padusi

June 7, 2019

Miss Sue, I have known you for almost 30 years and I am devastated that you are gone. You came into my life when Jess became my sister. Since day one, you treated me like family, you were so loving and caring. I have fond memories of you helping me when I was a kid and I remember how you were very supportive to me and our family during a difficult time in my life. I loved how you called me, "Jul", I can still hear your voice and remember memorable moments and conversations with you. I will forever cherish those memories of you. I am so thankful that we were able to catch up over the last couple of years at Bob's 60th Birthday party where we had fun dancing to some classic hits, to then running into you and your family at the winery where your Brother's were playing, and then seeing you a few more times at Jess'. You were an amazing person, beautiful soul and down to earth and I'm so blessed to have known you. May your memory live on through all of us and may you soar high and fly with the heavenly angels. Until we meet again. Love, Jul.

We ask that the Lord comfort Miss Sue's family and friends. We send our deepest sympathy to all.
Love, Julie and Chris Gough

Wilma Edelenbos

June 7, 2019

I remember Sue from Northern. Her beautiful smile was truly infectious. My deepest sympathy to family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Patti Sarigianis

June 7, 2019

I remember Sue fondly from my days working at Good Sam. She was a nurse you could always count on to get things done correctly! She had a smile on her face and never was too busy to help.
Prayers to all the family that she leaves behind. I hope you take some small amount of comfort in knowing she touched a lot of lives in a wonderful way.

Robert Schlothauer

June 6, 2019

I know Sue really treated you and Zach very well. And always asked how I was doing to you Chloe. Sue was a nice genuine lady. Thank you Sue for loving my Daughter in the times she needed it. You always congratulated Chloe in all her Amazing Accomplishments and Chloe is not finished yet. You encouraged Chloe to reach for the sky to do amazing things! And Chloe is doing just that. You will be missed Sue. Thank you!

Carol Duffy

June 5, 2019

My dear friend, Sue, you always had a heart of gold. You had so much compassion and kindness. We worked closely together as nurses at the hospital years ago. Unfortunately, we had lost contact over the years as our lives took different turns, but I still thought of you often. My heart aches deeply that you are gone, but you will always live in my heart. My heart goes out to her family she loved so dearly and often talked about and to all who cared about her.

John Daskal

June 5, 2019

I am deeply saddened and shocked to hear the terrible news about my childhood friend Sue. I had not seen her in many years but the thought that she is no longer with us really hits home. So many fond memories from growing up on Kavon Ave back in the day. Thoughts, prayers and condolences to the Zeller and Schley families.

Joe Conn

June 5, 2019

Mrs. Sue you were my nurse 4 different times when I was in Good Sam for shoulder surgery. You were so nice and had an infectious attitude. My heart goes out to your family. My Condolences, RIP Mam

Iris Lepley

June 5, 2019

I remember Sue from when she was a student at Northern High School and I was a faculty member. My heartfelt condolences and prayers for her family.


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Susan Elizabeth Schley was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Susan will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       She was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Zeller. Susan grew up in Baltimore, Maryland.

      Susan was raised with Five siblings. She had five older siblings Stephanie, Matthew, Richard, Patricia, and Robert. Susan was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her siblings. She and her siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      As a young girl, Susan had a number of interests. Like most children, she enjoyed playing and making up games. She was curious about the world around her and was often eager to explore it. Susan was an active child who took part in softball and roller hockey. In her spare time she liked fishing and crabbing on the Eastern Shore. However, to Susan, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with her friends.

      A typical teenager, Susan had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She graduated from Northern High School in 1980. She enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers. Her favorite classes in high school were Science and Physical Education.

      Susan enjoyed her college years, which may have been a challenge with all of the academics, responsibilities, and the sudden freedom that accompanied them, but Susan was able to manage the balancing act. She earned her LPN and RN. Her favorite course was Nursing. Her favorite professor was Helen Mosher.

      Always considered a “good” friend to those she knew, Susan enjoyed a broad group of acquaintances and several very close friends during her lifetime. While growing up, some of her best friends were Tracey, Tom, Kathy, and Robert. Later in life, she became friends with Elyse, Diane, and Bev.

      On December 3, 2017 Susan exchanged wedding vows with Michael Francis Schley at Baltimore City Court House of Baltimore, Maryland. Empathic and loyal, Susan was committed to making her new family happy.

      Susan was blessed with one child in 1981, her daughter Jessica. Another blessing for Susan was the gift of two grandchildren, Carson and Daphne, and one step grandchild, Chase.

      Fortunately, Susan enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Susan worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was Nursing. She was employed for 35 years by Good Samaritan Hospital. Susan always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Susan enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were fishing, crabbing, gardening, crafts, sewing, hiking, and traveling. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Susan found pleasure in sports. In high school, she played softball. Recreational sports included softball and billiards. Susan was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite events whenever she had the chance to do so. Tops on her list were football and baseball.

      Though she never set out to gain individual recognition, Susan was given accolades for her many and varied accomplishments throughout her life. One of her most prestigious awards included Nurse of the Year.

      Susan enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for her to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included Bermuda, Mexico, many cruises, and Ocean City, Maryland.

      Susan was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of her favorites was May, the cat. They were best friends for a great many years.

       She is survived by her daughter Jessica and son in law Steve; her husband Mike; her grandchildren Carson and Daphne; her step grandchild Chase; her siblings Steph and husband Bernie, Matt and wife Lorie, Rich and wife Susie, Trish and husband Ron, and Rob and wife Michelle. Services were held at St John the Evangelist Church. Susan was cremated.

      Simply stated, Susan was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Susan leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Susan Elizabeth Schley.

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