Donald was born May 22, 1918 in Bellbrook, Ohio to Swayne Rempson Penewit and Alma K. Maxwell. Both parents preceded him in death. Donald married Ellen Irene Kennedy on August 15, 1942; she preceded him in death on February 9, 2009. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Lee Penewit and Dean Penewit and his sister Elizabeth Dumford.
Those left to cherish his memory are his son Gary Penewit and wife Marie of Roswell, NM; daughter Joyce Cathell of Bloomington, IN; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Donald lived in Roswell, NM for three years coming from Bellbrook, Ohio. He was a Master Mason and achieved 32nd Degree in Scottish Rite. Donald loved his children and family very much. He enjoyed traveling the world and nationwide with his Avion trailer. Donald retired as a Process Engineer with West Milton Precision Tool & Die in Vandalia, Ohio.
The family would like to give special thanks to BeeHive Homes staff and friends for their special love and care.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.