Berlin – Joseph B. Rabatoy, 75, died July 6, 2020 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA. He was born in Buffalo, NY on March 18, 1945, the son of the late Arthur and Catherine Connelly Rabatoy.
He moved to the Albany area in 1951 and attended college in the Capital District. He was employed as an engineer in the telecommunications industry for many years.
Joe moved to Berlin in 1989 and has been a resident for over 31 years. He served two terms as the Berlin Town Supervisor from January 1, 2000-December 31, 2003.
He enjoyed fishing, owning German Shepherds and collected amaryllis.
He is the beloved husband of Suzanne Koerner-Rabatoy whom he married on January 3, 1987; loving owner of his devoted German Shepherd, Duke; dear brother of Rhea (Ronald) Brown, Joann (John) McGrath and Rose Ann Rabatoy; uncle of Rory Ellen Snavely, Roberta Nizzardo and Christine Tyson.
Relatives and friends may call at the Thomas M. Barber Funeral Home, 66 Armsby Road, Petersburgh on Friday, July 10 from 11 am to 1 pm. (Please follow social distancing and wear a mask.) A graveside service will follow in Berlin Community Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Berlin Free Town Library, PO Box 6, Berlin, NY 12022.
Condolence book at ParkerBrosMemorial.com.