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Marcus McGhee

Marcus McGhee (2007-2016) Marcus "Stink" McGhee was 9 years old and had autism. He was born on July 9, 2007, and lived in South W...

Friday, November 27, 2009

Bernard Latimore

Bernard Latimore (1999-2009)

Bernard Caleb Latimore, Jr. was 10 years old and had autism. Bernard lived in Ocala, Florida. Bernard wandered away from his home on November 27, 2009 and his body was discovered in a neighbor's pool later that day. Bernard's mother is Katese Richardson and his father is Bernard Latimore, Sr..

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Obituary:  Obituary for Bernard Latimore at Ocala.com
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Tyler Jones

Tyler Jones (1992-2009)

Tyler Jones was 16 years old and had autism. Tyler lived in Sandy Hook, Connecticut and attended the Connecticut Center for Child Development in Milford. On September 18, 2009, his mother went to wake up him up for school and he had passed away in his sleep. An autopsy report determined "no apparent cause of death (SFARI, Deborah Rudacile, April 21, 2011)." His parents are Duane and Linda Jones.

Tribute to Tyler Jones: "There are so many memories to record. He struggled to learn and to communicate but he never struggled to love. Tyler adored his twin brother and older sister. They spent time together playing basketball, listening to music, or playing instruments--his brother on the piano, his sister playing the violin, and Tyler drumming. His smile and gentle 'butterfly' kisses let you know that no matter how bad his behavior he still loved you. Tyler loved to go to school and could hardly wait to walk down to the van in the morning. He loved to learn and he loved to make people proud of him (Linda Jones, Tyler's Mother)."

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Jett Travolta

Jett Travolta (1992-2009)

Jett Travolta was 16 years old and had autism. He lived in Ocala, Florida. Jett Travolta was born on April 13, 1992.  He died on January 2, 2009, after suffering a seizure and hitting his head on a bathtub, while his family was on Christmas vacation in the Bahamas. Jett Travolta's parents are Kelly Preston and John Travolta. In his memory his family founded The Jett Travolta Foundation to provide for special needs of children with special needs.

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Obituary:  Legacy.com Obituary for Jett Travolta
Blog:  Lives Lost to Autism Blog
Facebook Page: R.I.P. Jett Travolta 
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