Dr. Joseph M. Pastore, Jr., a resident of Briarcliff Manor for over 40 years and Professor Emeritus in Residence, Lubin School of Business, Pace University, died on May 13, 2019.
An active and longtime leader within The Business Council of Westchester, Pastore was a major contributor to the BCW’s Executive Leadership Program along with Pace University.
In addition to serving the BCW, Dr. Pastore has also served BCW member organizations including The United Way of Westchester/Putnam and the Food Bank of Westchester, in addition to contributing to the Non-Profit Summit of Westchester.
“Dr. Pastore was a generous mentor to generations of students throughout his distinguished career, and he never ceased to offer his time and wisdom to benefit worthy causes,” said Marsha Gordon, president and CEO of the BCW. “On behalf of the BCW, we offer our thanks for all of his service and our condolences to his family.”
Dr. Pastore was born in Harrison, New York on December 1, 1941 to Joseph M. Pastore and Frances Pastore.
Dr. Pastore has held tenured faculty appointments at St. Bonaventure University, Pace University, and Boston College for more than four decades, to include academic leadership service at each of those institutions over the course of 25 years.
At Pace University, he served as Dean of the Lubin School of Business, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, and University Provost.
Notably, from 1986-2006, Pastore served by special appointment by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York as Monitor and Special Master overseeing the Order to Desegregate the Yonkers Public Schools in Yonkers. He is credited with mediating a $300 million settlement of that case, thereby ending twenty-five years of complex litigation involving the U. S. Department of Justice, the State of New York, the City of Yonkers, the Yonkers Public Schools, and the NAACP.
Dr. Pastore and his wife, Pattie, reside in Briarcliff Manor, New York. They have been married for over 53 years and have three adult children and eight grandchildren.