People who disappeared on Robert Cormier’s birthday

Presenting…people who disappeared on the birthday of my great literary idol, Robert Cormier. In addition to being a terrific writer, he was also the kindest man I ever knew, and at one time basically the only responsible adult who was involved in my life. He was born on January 17, 1925 and died on November 2, 2000.

Andrew Lee Muns, age 24, the Philippines, 1968 (he was an American soldier sailor)
Richard William Griener, age 13, Illinois, 1972
Alexander Robert Masters, age 55, California, 1977
Elisabeth Martinson, age 21, California, 1982
Barbara Jean Pauley Hunt, age 21, Virginia, 1985
Sandra Nevarez, age 41, California, 1995
Daniel Bradley Carver, age 15, California, 1997
Peggy Anne Sweeten, age 41, Oklahoma, 1998
James Arthur Thomas Jr., age 25, New York, 2000
Barbara Holmes, age 41, Missouri, 2001
Douglas Perry Plummer, age 20, Utah, 2001
Alexandra Marie Flores, age 4, California, 2002
John Nelo Sansone, age 35, North Carolina, 2004
Christopher Gale, age 40, California, 2005
Darlene Ann Wallace, age 35, Colorado, 2005
Nataly Grace Aguilar, age 5, North Carolina, 2010

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People who disappeared on my birthday

I’m in a list-making mood tonight. So…presenting: people who disappeared on my birthday, October 5.

Colleen Vanita Simpson, age 14, Iowa, 1975
Daniel A. Naylor, age 14, California, 1982
Babette Nadine Alberti, age 23, Louisiana, 1983
Michelle Doherty Thomas, age 17, Texas, 1985 (my birthDATE!)
James Jamison, age 75, Iowa, 1987
Amanda Marie Rivera, age 14, California, 1990
Zeta D. Gordon, age 43, Kansas, 1992
Barry Paul Duncan, age 38, Arizona, 1994
Kenneth W. Harker, age 34, Iowa, 1996
Ronald W. Farrell, age 62, California, 1999
Andrea Michelle Reyes, age 1, Connecticut, 1999
Tristen Alan Myers, age 4, North Carolina, 2000
Eric M. Apatiki, age 21, Alaska, 2004
Janita Gay Sites, age 60, Nevada, 2005
Christie L. Wilson, age 27, California, 2005
Uvala Moises Anaya, age 64, Colorado, 2007
Eric Lawrence Brown, age 23, Arizona, 2009