Joseph Henry Colflesh, 81, of Monroe, NC, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2010 in CMC-Union Hospital, Monroe. He was born in Somerset County, PA, on March 31, 1928, son of the late Roy and Mabel Speicher Colflesh.

Joseph was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nancy Ann McGuire Colflesh; one sister, Mae Fike, four brothers, Terry Colflesh, Robert Colflesh, Bill Colflesh, Earl (Bud) Colflesh.

Mr. Colflesh retired from the United States Navy with more than 30 years of continuous service to his country. During this time he visited 67 countries of the world, along with his wife Nancy on most occasions. He loved the outdoors and being in the midst of God’s creation.

Survivors include two sisters, Pearle Bittner of Friendsville, MD and Helen Tressler of Confluence, PA; four nieces, Janice Fisher and Kaye Johnson of Friendsville, MD, Linda Holliday and Diane Betker of Confluence, PA; special friend and caregiver, David Hill of Monroe, NC; other nieces and nephews.