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Services will be held at 1:00pm, Thursday, September 19, 2019 in The Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home for David B Penner, 87 who passed away Monday evening at home.
David was born Sept. 21, 1931 in Youngstown, the oldest son of Myron and Rosalia Penner, and resided in the area most of his life.
He graduated from South High School in 1950 and briefly attended Ohio Northern University before he was drafted into the US Army, serving two years.
After being honorably discharged, he came back to Youngstown and joined his family's business, "Penner Furniture".
In 1963, he married Benita Browarsky and continued to work at the family furniture store. Then in 1971, he left the store to begin a career in the insurance business, which he excelled at for over four decades. Over his career he won numerous salesmen awards and credentials that allowed him to further his career.
He was a long standing member of Rodef Sholom Temple, served on the Temple's Board and its Brotherhood.
He was also was a member of SCORE and served on the board of JCC and a member of the Youngstown Country Club.
Besides his wife, Benita he is survived by his daughter Harriet ( Erik) Osbeck of Columbus and one grandson Holden who was a source of great pride for David.
He also is survived by one brother, Stephen Penner, of Tuscon, AZ.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley or Rodef Sholom Temple.