Gary D. Pennington

June 2, 1950 - April 6, 2019 West Grove, PA | Age 68


Gary D. Pennington, age 68 of West Grove, PA passed away on April 6th 2019. He was the husband of the late Joan Pennington, with whom he shared 36 years of marriage.

Born in West Grove, PA he was the son of Ephraim R. and Mattie Osborne Pennington. Gary is survived by two daughters, Anna Bowker and her husband Jeff of West Chester, PA and Laura Pennington and her fiancé Sam Beecher of Philadelphia, PA; three brothers, Ephraim R. Pennington and wife Annette of Oxford, PA, Curtis Pennington and wife Sandy of Downingtown, PA, Paul Pennington and wife Paula of West Grove, PA; two sisters Jannett Pennington Caldwell and husband David of Avondale, PA, Regina Pennington of West Chester, PA; one sister-in-law Carol Sheets and husband Jerry of Cape May Court House, NJ as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Gary was a loving husband and father who took great pride in his daughters. He was an avid painter and skilled craftsman. He enjoyed travel, art, driving through the country, cooking, classic diners, and spending time with friends and family. 

Gary was a 1969 graduate of Kennett High School. He worked at Pannell Manufacturing, Longwood Manufacturing and Spitz, Inc. as Superintendent.

You are invited to visit with Gary’s family and friends from 9:00 to 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the Kuzo Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) 250 W. State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. A service celebrating Gary’s life will immediately follow at 11 am. Interment will immediately follow at Longwood Cemetery.

In memory of Gary, a contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way # 205, New Castle, DE 19720. 


Message from the Family

There are places I’ll remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I’ve loved them all

-The Beatles


Celebration of Life

April 16, 2019 11AM Kuzo Funeral Home, Inc.
250 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Calling Hours

April 16, 2019 9-11AM Kuzo Funeral Home, Inc.
250 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. Our condolences to the Family. We knew Gary a little, and he was always very nice.

    michael chambers | April 18, 2019 at 5:10 PM
  2. So very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. I had planned to come to the calling hours today but something came up and I wasn’t able to make it. I am sure all of you have wonderful memories to hold near and dear to your heart to help you get through this sad time. My sincere condolences to all of you. May he rest in peace.
    Margaret Pennington

    Margaret Pennington | April 16, 2019 at 10:42 AM
  3. Anna, Laura and Family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I still think of Joan so very much and I know it was so hard for all of you to have another loss. Gary was kind, quiet and a wonderful Father and Husband. I Pray that you lean on each other for support just one day at a time. I have recently started a new job in April and I will not be able to attend the service but I will Pray that God comforts you at this time in your lives.
    I worked with Joan at Wyeth and came back into her life and have those memories to keep forever. God Bless. Gary is back with Joan.
    Love Shirley Lindsay

    Shirley A Lindsay | April 15, 2019 at 8:20 PM
  4. Anna and Laura, Dick and I were so saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. Your father was a wonderful man and we have many fond memories of him from the 40 some years Dick and he worked together. We will keep Gary, you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. Love, Dick and Carol Kane

    Carol and Dick Kane | April 13, 2019 at 6:34 PM
  5. RIP Gary. I have many memories from back in the day. I’m sure you journey was filled with with Love and Light. Now Joan and you are together again.🙏 Janice Crossman McLaughlin

    Janice Crossman Mclaughlin | April 13, 2019 at 11:31 AM
  6. Rip to a great classmate.

    Antoinette Isaacs | April 12, 2019 at 1:16 PM
  7. Sorry for your loss.
    Kat Eller

    kat eller | April 11, 2019 at 9:25 PM
  8. I remember you from school may you rest in peace and prayers for the family to get thru this rough time

    Dawn K Ulkloss | April 11, 2019 at 7:38 PM
  9. RIP Gary I am glad I got to know you.

    Joe Dea | April 11, 2019 at 10:19 AM

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