Joseph Emanuel Rabsatt, also known as “Big Joe,” died on Sunday, Sept. 29, at Schneider Hospital. She was 76 years old.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita Rabsatt; children: Terrence Rabsatt and Tammy Rabsatt-Sasso; daughter-in-law, Karen Benjamin-Rabsatt; son-in-law, Cyril Sasso III; brothers: Adolph Rabsatt, Oraldo Rabsatt and Antonio Rabsatt; sisters: Diney Smith, Ilean Turnbull, Dinah Rabsatt and Bella George; brothers-in-laws: Jesse Owens, Roger Owens, Stanley Owens, Rudolph Smith, Sherman Presser Sr. and Dennis Bogger.
He is also survived by sisters-in-law: Una Rabsatt, Louise Holmes, Irene Pressey, Jacqueline Bogger, Rosalind Smith, Bernice Owens and Rhonda Owens; grandchildren: Chantel Alphonse-Taylor, Teh’Rhon Rabsatt, Lenesha Rabsatt, Jae Sasso and J’Niyah Sasso; great-grandchildren: Knaeem, Knight and Cienna Taylor; special niece, Cynthia Rabsatt; many other nieces and nephews too numerous to mention; and special family friends: Marva Emanuel, Halva VanHeyningen and Donald Dewindt.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the New Herrnhut Moravian Church. Interment will be at Eastern Cemetery in Smith Bay.