Joseph Muehlfeit died Aug. 2. He was 82.

Mr. Muehlfeit was born April 9, 1932, in Salem to Bessie Elizabeth (Keenan) and Joseph Muehlfeit. He attended Immaculate Heart School, then Central Catholic High School and Washington High School, where he graduated in 1950. He enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War.  He joined the Civil Air Patrol in 1956, which he was involved with for many years. He married Carmela Nicoletti in 1960 and worked for Container Corporation of America for 45 years.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carmela; daughters, Julie Harper, Battle Ground, Wash., and Jennie Bailey (Doug), Portland; two grandchildren; sisters, Pat Reed and Marge McFarlane; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at St. Philip Neri Church. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice Services.