Dr. Arthur (Art) Charles Joslin, J.D., age 60, passed away February 21, 2023. He was born on November 23, 1962, in Ypsilanti, Michigan to Dave Joslin and Gail Hunziker. Art married his loving wife, Diane Craven, on February 14, 1990 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Art will be remembered as a loving father, devoted husband, and good friend to many. Art earned a Master’s Degree in Voice from the University of Michigan, School of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois, School of Music. He enjoyed singing from the Classical, Operatic, Pop/Rock, and Gospel genres, as well as from the Great American Songbook for over 40 years. Trained as an operatic baritone, Art has appeared in leading roles, concerts, and recitals in Detroit, Philadelphia, San Diego, Sacramento, Toronto, Windsor, Little Rock, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., and Nairobi, Kenya. He soloed at the National Cathedral, and the Kenyan National Theatre.
In the last years of his life, he earned a Juris Doctor from the Thomas Cooley Law School. Art served his community as a volunteer firefighter, a reserve police officer, and a chaplain. He was also a professional scuba diver, a firearms training instructor, journeyman, and an experienced security and close protection specialist. Art had over 35 years experience and training in Hapkido, Brazilian Jui Jitsu, with Level 4 (black belt) in Commando Krav Maga.
Art will be missed by his children, James and Brett Joslin; brother, Steven Joslin, and his wife Theya Joslin; nephew Kyran McCown, and niece Kesey McCown. He is preceded in death by his wife, Diane Joslin, his mother, Gail Nunley, and his father Dave Joslin.
Art’s family and friends will gather from 4-8pm, Monday, March 6, at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. His Community Farewell will be held at 11am, Tuesday, March 7, at Brighton Nazarene Church. Memorial contributions may be given to his family for future designation. Please leave a message of comfort for Art’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.
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