RIVER EDGE, N.J. — Ida “Nonna” Myslik (nee Wolpert), of West Newton, Mass., died peacefully at home July 18, 2016. She was 102.
She was born Dec. 8, 1913 in Union City, to Bertha and Leonard Wolpert. She graduated from Union Hill High School in 1930 and married her high school sweetheart, John Myslik, in 1936.
She worked for Preferred Accident Insurance Company in New York City after high school and for the Bergen County Extension Service in the 1960s. Mostly, however, she devoted her life to raising her sons, Bob, Jack and Tom. After raising her family in New Jersey, they moved to Aurora, Colo. in 1974, where she lived until 2010. There she helped raise her grandchildren.
In 2010, at 96, she moved to the Boston area to live with her granddaughter's family and to be near seven of her great-grandchildren.
Myslik was an avid sports fan, rooting for teams at all levels. She cheered for her sons, then her grandchildren, and eventually her great-grandchildren. Originally a die-hard New York City sports fan, she believed in supporting her local teams, making seamless transitions both to Denver and Boston.
She was an active churchgoer in each of her home communities. A relentlessly positive woman, she often stated “everything happens for the best,” and she saw the best in everyone and everything.
She is survived by her three sons; sister Bertha “Honey” Friedel, six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; brother Harry Wolpert; and grandson Rob Myslik.
The family will have a private memorial gathering in August.