Brendan Sexton Obituary-Death News; Former NYC Sanitation Commissioner, Brendan Sexton Passes Away
Brendan Sexton, former NYC Sanitation Commissioner, died on November 14, 2023, at the age of 78, surrounded by his loving family.
His death was announced in an emotional Facebook post by the Dalzell-Sexton family, who described him as their patriarch.
The particular cause of Brendan Sexton’s death has not been revealed. On June 29, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan, he began a remarkable journey distinguished by a commitment to public service and the welfare of New Yorkers.
Sexton’s schooling began at Forest Hills High School in Queens, and he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in experimental psychology from New York University, where he graduated with high honors (summa cum laude) in 1969.
Later, he returned to New York University as a Clinical Professor at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
His commitment to the well-being of his fellow New Yorkers began during his college years at NYU, where he co-founded Encounter, Inc. with his late former wife, Lynn Ossa, and lifetime friend, Jan Stacy. This innovative rehab program served Greenwich Village’s adolescent drug addicts.
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