1967 – 2019
Brooklyn – Lt. Col. Michael E. Myslenski, 52, of Stetson Rd., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at his home. He was the loving husband of Julie A. (Gresian) Myslenski. Born in New Britain, CT, he was the son of Edward Myslenski of Southington, CT and Kathleen (Goggin) Burton of Stafford, CT.
Michael’s Army career started off as a combat medic with the 3rd Infantry Division at the age of 19 in Germany, after he completed his active duty tour Michael joined the Connecticut Army National Guard. He was accepted to the Army Physician’s Assistant program and served as a P.A. in the Guard and at Day Kimball Hospital for over 20 years. He had a distinguished career as a P.A. and multiple deployments including Bosnia 2001-2002, Iraq 2003-2004, Afghanistan 2009-2010 and 2012-13.
Michael has earned the Air Assault Badge, Combat Medical Badge and multiple Army Commendation Medals. He was tremendously proud to have started his Army career as a Private and progressed to a Colonel. Being around Mike was always an experience and people were drawn to him with his infectious smile. Mike was beloved by all who served with him or knew him.
Michael was a P.A. for UConn Health Center. He enjoyed many hobbies during his short lifetime, some of which included riding his Harley or taking his Road Runner out for a spin. However, most of all, Michael loved spending time with his wife and his children. It was always an adventure, whether four-wheeling in the backyard or cross-country camping trips. He will be forever missed. “Rest Peacefully my Love.”
In addition to his wife Julie, Michael is survived by his twin children, Matthew Myslenski, and Magdalena Myslenski both still at home in Brooklyn; and his sisters, Theresa Myslenski of E. Windsor, Nicole Brownlow of Summerville, SC, and Valerie Eierman of NY.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Mike’s family from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. A gathering will begin in the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in Most Holy Trinity Church, 568 Pomfret Rd., Pomfret. Burial will follow in Pomfret South Cemetery, Rte. 169, Pomfret CT. Memorial donations may be made to Mission 22, 17040 Pilkington Rd. Suite 200, Lake Oswego, OR 97035. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.