Michael "Myk" F. Arthur, of Oakland, Calif., passed away June 1, 2013, as the result of a bicycle accident. Michael was born July 24, 1988. He grew up in South Weymouth, Mass., and attended Saint Francis Xaviar School and Weymouth High School. After high school, Michael moved to Allston, Mass., and bought into a co-op Vegan Pizza & Sub shop where he ran the business along with the other members for several years. Later, Michael moved to Philadelphia, South Hero,Vt., and eventually settled in Oakland, Calif. Michael loved punk music, art, poetry, animals, bike riding, traveling and adventures. Michael was a free spirit who loved life and lived each day to the fullest. He had many friends on both the the east and west coasts and was a fun loving and truly inspirational person. Michael was the love of his mother's life and was always and will forever be her "Baby Boy". He was an exceptionally loving son who always ended every conversation with "I love you Mama, Peace". Words cannot describe how much he will be missed by his mother Laura Campanale Kyller of Plympton and his stepdad George Kyller. Michael was a dedicated and loving grandson to his Nan, Lucy Campanale of Weymouth and La Mesa, Calif. He always remembered to call Nan every week just to say hello, check on her and tell her that he loved her. Nan will miss Michael and his kind and thoughtful calls. Michael will forever be loved, remembered and missed by his Auntie Donna Dunkum and his cousins Matthew Dunkum, Steven Dunkum and Andrew Dunkum all of Sturbridge, Uncle Tony Campanale and Auntie Kim Campanale and cousins Marley Klein and Mia Campanale all of San Diego, Calif. Michael is also survived by his father, James D. Arthur of New Hampshire. Michael joins his beloved Papa, Anthony Joseph Campanale Sr., and his dog, Whiley, in Heaven. A memorial will be held Sunday, July 7, at 11:45 a.m. at Ringer Park, Allston, Mass. (meet at the Allston St. entrance), followed by a celebration and honor of life at The Last Drop, 596 Washington St., Brighton, Mass.
Published in The Patriot Ledger on July 5, 2013