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Joe Bostardi, 82: Services Held for Northwestern Middle School's 'Mr. B'

He was a Fulton County School System employee starting in 1961 up until his retirement, when he started substitute teaching.

Joe Bostardi died peacefully at home on Dec. 4, 2013.

He was an employee of the Fulton County School System since 1961. Joe started as a teacher at College Park High School. He was then a counselor, principal and Director of Secondary Personnel for Fulton County Schools. Joe believed that teaching is a calling. After his retirement Joe was an active substitute teacher in the North Fulton area. Northwestern Middle School was his favorite and his students knew him as “Mr. B”, who threw them “ranch jollies”.

A native of Warren, Ohio, Joe graduated from George Peabody College with a Master’s degree.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Angelyn. They have two sons, Tony Bostardi and his wife, Jan and Michael Bostardi and his wife, Julie. Tony is a teacher and coach at Roswell High School. Michael is a Technology Specialist at Cambridge High School. Joe and Angie have five grandchildren: Brittany, Hannah, Greg, Chris and Samantha.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. in the Northside Chapel funeral home chapel. The Rev. Don Munn officiated. Interment followed in Green Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers family request that donations be made in Joe’s memory to the Restoration Church of God, 410 Rucker Road, Alpharetta, GA 30009 or Gentiva Hospice, attn: Vicki Ellis, 3101 Towercreek Parkway, SE, Ste. 225, Atlanta, GA 30339.

 

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