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Jeanne L. Wolfgruber, formerly of Hornell

WAYLAND/LOON LAKE-Jeanne L. Wolfgruber, 92, formerly of Hornell and Loon Lake, passed away peacefully, with her loving family at her side, late Sunday evening (July 3, 2022) at the home of her daughter, Diane Ellis in Wayland, after a long illness.

Born in Syracuse, NY on Sept. 19, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Jeanne (Egloff) Look. She was married in 1969 to Dr. Paul J. Wolfgruber, who predeceased her on March 5, 2012, after 43 years of marriage. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by one son, Kenneth Roof, one granddaughter, Casie Kramer; two stepsons, Paul Wolfgruber and Kurt Wolfgruber; two brothers, Thomas Look and Daniel Look and two sisters, Catherine Mulvaney and Christine Young.

A graduate of St. John the Baptist High School in Syracuse in 1947, Jeanne also attended St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Syracuse and received her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). She was employed as an LPN in the maternity ward of the former Bethesda Community Hospital in North Hornell.

She and Paul resided in North Hornell prior to becoming a residents of Loon Lake; for the past several years she has resided in Wayland with her daughter, Diane.

Jeanne was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and was a communicant of St. Ann’s Church in Hornell, where she was a member of the Resurrection Choir. She was also a Past President of the Hornell Campfire Girls and was an active member of the Women’s Republican Party.

An avid Buffalo Bills fan, she also enjoyed watching the NY Yankees and the Syracuse Men’s College basketball games, but she will be remembered most of all for her involvement with her grandchildren’s activities and sporting events.

She is lovingly survived by five daughters, Jeanne Charles, Cheryl Kramer, Terri (David) Wuest, Diane Ellis and Sandra Roof (Charles Koch).; five grandchildren, Morgan, Cameron, and Kendall Ellis and Kenneth and Daniel Wuest; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to all of her caregivers, throughout the years, for the wonderful care she received.

Calling hours are 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Friday (July 8, 2022) at the Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell. Relatives and friends are invited to join her family at St. Ann’s Church, 31 Erie Ave., Hornell where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated following the calling hours at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery at Loon Lake at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland, the Wayland Volunteer Ambulance, 14 E. Naples St. or the Springwater EMS, 7 Lackawanna St., Wayland, NY 14572. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home is honored to assist Jeanne’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Jeanne are welcome on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home or at


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