Joseph Emanuel Rabsatt Dies at 76

Joseph Emanuel Rabsatt

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.