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PASSINGS: Richard J. Sheirer, Jiri Raska, Jack Lionel Warner

PASSINGS: Richard J. Sheirer, Jiri Raska, Jack Lionel Warner

Richard J. Sheirer NYC emergency official at time of 9/11 Richard J. Sheirer, 65, the former New York City emergency management chief who helped guide the city through the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, died Thursday after experiencing chest pains. Sheirer had respiratory problems after Sept. 11, and his family did not know whether exposure to toxic dust from the World Trade Center contributed to his death. An official cause of death is pending. "He worked enormously effectively behind the scenes and gave credit to everyone else," said Rudy Giuliani, the city's former mayor. Born in 1946 in Brooklyn, Sheirer graduated from St. Francis College in New York. He joined...

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