In Memory of




Obituary for Preston Dean Colbath

Preston Dean Colbath, age 63, of Warner, NH, formerly of Nashua, NH, passed away unexpectedly on August 19, 2022.

He was born in Newburyport, MA on February 27, 1959 to Paul Dewitt Colbath and Pauline Margaret (Stanley) Colbath. However, from the age of 5, he was raised by the late Richard & Nancy (MacLachlan) Ford, of Nashua, NH.

Preston loved being outdoors to ski, bike, hike or ride his motorcycle. He was passionate about the environment and greatly enjoyed gardening and beekeeping. Preston also loved working with his hands, building elaborate birdhouses and an intricately designed Victorian doll house. While he worked for years as a field technician supporting medical equipment he was perhaps most proud of his service as a Flight Chief/Electronics Communications for the 2nd Marine Air Wing.

Preston is survived by his foster-sisters, Carolyn Clark, Cynthia Davison and Christine Carey; children, Kelley and Eric Colbath; brothers Bob “Paul”, Peter and Phillip; sisters Paula Graves and Pamela Friend and the late Betsy (Paulette) Joki; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.

SERVICES: Relatives & friends will gather for his Memorial Visitation & Service at the DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064 on September 9, 2022 from 10:00 am until 11:00 pm. A prayer service will take place at 11:00 with Interment to follow at Edgewood Cemetery in Nashua. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, donations in his memory may be made to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests or the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society An online guestbook can be found at (603)883-3401 “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”