A. Michael DeSito



Age: 64


Summary: controversial and charismatic founder of the DeSisto Schools for troubled youth whose schools in Massachusetts and Florida specialized in students of average to high intelligence but with serious behavioral problems, whose orthodox educational methods, including weekly Gestalt therapy sessions designed to help students take responsibility for their actions, landed him in court as both the plaintiff and defendant in dozens of lawsuits.



Cause of Death: Aftereffects of a stroke


Born: May 29, 1939


Died: November 1, 2003


Location: Boston, Massachusetts