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Charles Pennington

February 21, 1956 — December 28, 2022

Avondale, PA

Charles W. Pennington, age 66, of Avondale, Pennsylvania, passed away on December 28, 2022, at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA.  Born in Wilmington, Delaware, he was the son of the late Robert Pennington and the late Joan (Lafferty) Pennington.

Charlie was a life-long resident of southern Chester County.  In his younger years he enjoyed boating, hunting, drag racing, and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.  He attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota several times.

Charlie’s life’s work was as an auto mechanic.  He could fix and work on anything that had an engine.   An “old school” mechanic, he was not a fan of the technology and computers that were being incorporated into new cars.  He kept the vehicles running for everyone in his family and was a trustworthy and dependable mechanic for his many customers over the years.

Charlie is survived by his brother, Robert Pennington (Margaret) of Landenberg, PA; and two sisters, Patricia Kennedy (Jeffery) of Landenberg, PA and Karen Mellott (Mike) of Quarryville, PA.  He is also survived by five nephews, Robert, Thomas, David (Fran), and Benjamin (Ashley); and Charles. He is also survived by his grandnieces and grandnephews, Stephen, Kayla, Ben, Burgan, Benjamin, Miles, Shyla and Caden.

You are invited to visit with Charles’ family and friends from 10:00 –11:00 am on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, 401 North Union Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.  His funeral service will follow at 11:00 am.  Interment will be held at Union Hill Cemetery, 424 North Union Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348 following the funeral.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias.

Arrangements are by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., (484-734-8100). To view Charles’ online obituary, please visit

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