Dr. Jay Giarrusso Kohlbrenner

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Dr. Jay Giarrusso Kohlbrenner

<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dr. Jay Giarrusso Kohlbrenner, PhD, age 72, of Canastota, NY passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 6, 2024, with her loving husband, Bob and children at her side.&nbsp; Jay was born on September 2, 1951, in Syracuse, NY.&nbsp; After graduating from St. Anthony of Padua High School, she went on to St. Joseph’s College of Nursing, which started her 45 year long nursing career.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; After graduating with her RN, she then went on to Boston College to earn her BSN, and later to Syracuse University to earn both her MS and PhD.&nbsp; Jay was a nurse leader for most of her career, serving as Vice President of Clinical Services/Chief Nurse Officer for 20 years at St. Joseph’s Hospital, then at Oneida Health Center before she retired in 2017.&nbsp; She received countless leadership awards and accolades throughout her career and served on local, statewide and national nursing organizations in various capacities.&nbsp; She was most proud of guiding St. Joseph’s Hospital to earn Magnet designation for recognition of excellence in nursing twice and becoming a Johnson &amp; Johnson Wharton Fellow of Nurse Innovation at University of Pennsylvania.<br></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Despite having such a fulfilling career, Jay’s greatest joy in life was her family. After first meeting Bob Kohlbrenner at the age of 5, they married in 1974 and spent 50 happy years together.&nbsp; They had 3 children, Jason, Jessica, and Justin, as well as 7 grandchildren.&nbsp; After living in Syracuse for most of her life, she moved to Oneida Lake in 2008, where she spent evenings with Bob looking at the water, crocheting, beating her family at word games, and spending time with her precious dogs Jack and Lola.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jay was predeceased by her parents, Mario and Vera Giarrusso; and her mother-in-law, Kathleen Kohlbrenner.&nbsp; She is survived by her husband, Robert (Bob) Kohlbrenner; children, Jason (Briana) Kohlbrenner, Jessica (Efren) Aldaz, and Justin (Cori) Kohlbrenner; her grandchildren, Jake, Tatumn, and Andrew Kohlbrenner, Nico, Gianna, and Mario Raul Aldaz, and Lyra Kohlbrenner; her sister, Elizabeth Giarrusso, CSJ; 2 brothers, Steven (Vanessa) Giarrusso and James (Virginia) Giarrusso; her father-in-law William Kohlbrenner; and several sister and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews. &nbsp;<br></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2024 from 2-5pm at R.H. Schepp &amp; Son Minoa Chapel, 6350 Schepps Corners Rd, Minoa, NY.&nbsp; A mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 15th, 2024 at 10:00am in All Saints Church, 1340 Lancaster Ave, Syracuse, NY.<br></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The funeral service will be live-streamed on the All Saints Church of Syracuse website, (<a href="http://www.allsaintssyracuse.org" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">www.allsaintssyracuse.org</a>), Facebook page and YouTube channel.<br></p><p><br></p><p>&nbsp;</p>
September 2, 1951 - July 6, 202409/02/195107/06/2024
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The Abdelnour Family

July 14, 2024

The planting of 1 memorial tree in the honor of Dr. Jay Giarrusso Kohlbrenner has been arranged by The Abdelnour Family. Plant a tree
You are in our thoughts and prayers!
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Roberta Emmert

July 11, 2024

The planting of 1 memorial tree in the honor of Dr. Jay Giarrusso Kohlbrenner has been arranged by Roberta Emmert. Plant a tree
She was an inspiration, mentor, and a great teacher. Her influence will be forever felt by those fortunate enough to have known her. Blessings.
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Neal Greacen

July 10, 2024

The planting of 3 memorial trees in the honor of Dr. Jay Giarrusso Kohlbrenner has been arranged by Neal Greacen. Plant a tree
Jay was my boss, my mentor and my friend. You will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies to Bob and family.
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St. Joseph's Hospital

July 10, 2024

The planting of 3 memorial trees in the honor of Dr. Jay Giarrusso Kohlbrenner has been arranged by St. Joseph's Hospital. Plant a tree
We are sorry for your loss. Dr. Kohlbrenner was a distinguished leader & alumnus at St. Joseph's. We are grateful for her time with us. Take care.