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Preston Dean Colbath, 63, of Warner, New Hampshire, formerly of Nashua, New Hampshire, died suddenly on August 19, 2022.

He was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts 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 and Nancy (MacLachlan) Ford of Nashua.

Preston loved being outdoors skiing, biking, hiking or motorcycling. He was passionate about the environment and was very fond of gardening and beekeeping. Preston also enjoyed working with his hands, building elaborate birdhouses and an intricately designed Victorian dollhouse. While he worked for years as a field technician supporting medical equipment, he was perhaps most proud of his service as the Flight/Electronic Communications Leader for the 2nd Marine Air Wing.

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

SERVICES: Relatives and friends will gather for his memorial visitation and service at DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064 on September 9, 2022 from 10-11 a.m. A prayer service will be held at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Edgewood Cemetery in Nashua. IN PLACE 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 guest book is available at – 603-883-3401. “ONE MEMORY IGNITES ANOTHER.”

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