Date of Birth September 19, 1929
Date Deceased July 3, 2022
Hometown Wayland / Loon Lake
Home State N.Y.
Service Date July 8, 2022
Service Time 1:30 PM
Service Location St. Ann's Catholic Church


  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 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 in the comment section below.

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5 Responses

  1. Jeanne was a pleasure to take care of this last year of her life…such a sweet soft spoken lady..So appreciative of what I did for her when I was there .I was fortunate to be able to help with her care. I will surely miss her but I will cherish the memories ❤

  2. Jeanne was such a pleasure to take care of this past year. I will miss her smile when I came in the door. She had such a fun sense of humor. She always voiced how grateful she was to have us helpers but I always told her I was grateful for having the good fortune to be able to spend time with her. You will be missed dear sweet Jeanne.

  3. Jeanne and my mother worked together on the maternity ward at Bethesda. So many nights when my mother came home, Jeanne’s name was part of the rundown of how the evening went. In good times and bad, Jeanne was a wonderful nurse, a friend to my mom, a respected part of the Bethesda team. I hear her name in my head with my mother’s voice. God bless Jeanne and all who will miss her.

  4. I have many fond memories of Aunt Jeannie. Watching her play Pitch with her siblings at family reunions. Teaching us how to do the backward salute. Her wonderful personality and her love of family. I will miss you, Aunt Jeannie. But I’ll bet there is a rollicking Pitch game going on now that you are all together again. Shoot the Moon!

  5. I enjoyed my time with Jeanne. She was a joy to take care of we had a lot of laughs. Sweet lady

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