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Donna Petenbrink

October 8, 1918 — January 24, 2008

Donna June Petenbrink, 89, of Scottdale, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2008 at Woodcrest Senior Living Community where she made her home. Mrs. Petenbrink was born October 8, 1918 in Scottdale a daughter of the late James D. Camlin and Ida Mae Dannecker Camlin.

Donna was a lifelong resident of the Scottdale Community and years ago worked as a receptionist at the former Scottdale YMCA. She was a graduate of Scottdale High School with the class of 1936. A member of the Scottdale Church of Christ she was a member of the Co-Strivers Sunday School Class. She will fondly be remembered as the founder of the Chat Room at the Woodcrest Community. Donna also took a special interest in the lives of her grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Karen K. Thornblade and Dr. Edward Thornblade of Scottdale; her two grandchildren, Tracey Belmont and her husband Dr. Michael Belmont of Knoxville, TN; Dr. Carl E. Thornblade and his wife Michelle of Crofton, MD; three great-grandchildren, Nicholas J. Belmont, Elliot E. Thornblade and Ian C. Thornblade; and two sisters-in-law, Doris Camlin of Washington, PA; and Dolores "Dolly" Camlin of Scottdale and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Paul E. Petenbrink November 16, 1999; a son, Paul E. Petenbrink, Jr. September 30, 1968; an infant sister and four brothers, Edwin, George, Paul and James Camlin.

Family and friends are welcome on Sunday from Noon-3 pm and 6-9 pm at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale (724) 887-7110 where services will be held Monday at 11 am with Pastor Bob Chambers officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. For online information or to send a condolence visit,

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