Home-going for Professor Joseph Benjamin Bacote (December 15, 1935 – March 14, 2022). Bacote received his formative education in Charleston, S.C., graduated from Burke High School and later moved to Harlem, New York. He earned degrees from Clark Atlanta University, Columbia Teachers College, Fordham University and served as an adjunct professor at Bronx Community College, and counselor at Albert Einstein College.
Bacote was an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Clark Atlanta University Alumni of Greater NY, and served as president and treasurer, Community Board 11 North East Bronx Home Owners Association.
Bacote leaves to cherish and celebrate his life, his wife of 56 years Andrea Laster Bacote, and a host of family and friends, colleagues, and neighbors. His Celebration of Life service was held at Salem United Methodist Church Harlem, New York. The interment was at Fair Lawn, New Jersey with Bullock Funeral Service.