Arthur W. Myslinski, of Wilmington, fondly known as “Arty” or “Slinky” to his family and friends, formerly a long-time resident of Haverhill, died unexpectadely on March 8th, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 25.
Arty was born on March 22, 1989, in Worcester, MA; he was the beloved son of Zofia (Jasek) Myslinski and Tomasz Myslinski. Arty was raised in Haverhill, MA and was a graduate of Haverhill High School with the Class of 2007.
Following graduation from High School, Arty enlisted in the United States Army in June of 2009 and served the Country during Operation Enduring Freedom. Arty was deployed to Afghanistan and was part of a battalion that swept for EOD’s. Arty received many commendations for his fine service including the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the NATO Afghanistan Service Medal, Army Good Conduct, National Defense Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal just to name a few but he was most proud of earning the Combat Infantry Badge. Arty was honorably discharged from Afghanistan deployment on July 25, 2011 and returned home to his family.
Arty chose to continue his education at the Porter & Chester Institute in Woburn, MA which he graduated as a HVAC technician.
In his spare time, Arty loved to hang out with his friends, listen to all kinds of music, play video games, and follow sports. Arty was an avid skater also loved to follow the New England Patriots.
Arty will be fondly remembered for his unconditional love for his family, his friends, and his country; and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Arty is survived by his parents Zofia Myslinski and Tomasz Myslinski, his brother Michael Myslinski of Haverhill, his family in Poland, his step-father and step-sister Andrew and Lia Holowenczak of Wilmington, his many friends and his beloved dog Kelly.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, March 16th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, March 15th from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Arthur’s memory may be made to Local Heroes, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.