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Obituaries for the week of Jan. 3

01/03/2022 10:50PM ● By Steven Hoffman
Terry Lynn Honeycutt
Terry Lynn Honeycutt, a resident of Philadelphia who formerly lived in Kennett Square, passed away on Dec. 13. Terry was 71.
Born in 1950 in Erwin, TN, Terry was the son of the late Lester Honeycutt and the late Carrie Adkins Honeycutt.
Terry was a skilled heavy equipment operator for many years. He also enjoyed detailing any vehicle he owned. He also enjoyed watching his favorite sports teams on television—the Phillies and the Eagles. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting with his brothers and spending time in the mountains of Sullivan and Potter counties in Pennsylvania. In the last couple of years, he enjoyed fishing in Pennypack Creek with his grandsons.
Terry really enjoyed the simple things in life. He liked having a cup of Wawa coffee by the Delaware River. He could also retell stories from years ago like they happened yesterday.
He had cherished memories of family and friends and he will be missed. A good friend to him while living in Philadelphia was Paul Kakawski, his neighbor.
Terry is survived by his son, Christopher Honeycutt (Nicole) of Townsend, Del.; his daughter, Tracy Thomas (William) of Middletown, Del.; two brothers, Benny Honeycutt (Judie) of Burnsville, NC and Brown Honeycutt (Frances) of Parkesburg; his sister, Ruth (James) Wilson of Mountain City, TN; as well as his four grandchildren, William Jr., Meghan, Jackson and Colton.
A private gathering will be held for Terry’s immediate family. Those attending are encouraged to write a memory or bring a memento to place in a memory box for his children to read at a later date.
Terry was preceded in death by his brothers, Harlan, Jack, Rome, Leonard and one sister, Madeline Mertz. Also, Donna Ambrose, who he called, “Minit”, his constant companion of just over twenty years and their beloved dog, Morgan.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LaMancha Animal Rescue, 855 Doe Run Road, Coatesville, PA 19320 or to the American Cancer Society, P O Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Arrangements are being handled by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square.

Gerard A. Metcalf
Gerard A. Metcalf passed away at the age of 78 on Dec. 7 at his home in West Grove.
He was the loving husband of Eileen M. McCole Metcalf, with whom he shared 53 wonderful years of marriage. 
Born 1943 in Darby, Pa., Gerard was the son of the late Oscar O. Metcalf and the late Elizabeth D. Kiniry Metcalf. 
Gerard was a member of the Air National Guard, serving our country during the Vietnam War. 
He played football at Monsignor Bonner High School and was on the team in the early 1960s that won Bonner’s first Catholic League and City Championships. 
Following High School graduation, Gerard worked as a steamfitter and was a member of the Steamfitters Local 420. He also built several homes for his family.
Gerard enjoyed spending time with his lifelong friends, the notorious Hillcrest Hellcats. His hobbies included antique cars, traveling and spending time at the shore. He loved spending time on the beach, riding his bike on the boardwalk and reminiscing about time he spent as a child in Wildwood. 
In addition to his wife, Eileen, Gerard is survived by his three daughters, Kim Metcalf (Gina Nolan), Susan Smith (Kevin) and Kelley Hollinger (John); son, Christopher Metcalf (Erin); his sister, Elizabeth Metcalf Pine-Hershey; as well as four grandchildren, Jeremy, Tim, Julia and Addison. Gerard was predeceased by his brother, Donald. 
A viewing was held on Dec. 14 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in West Grove, followed by Mass. 
Burial was private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Providence Animal Center, 555 Sandy Bank Road, Media, PA 19063. 
To view Gerard’s online tribute and share a message with his family, please visit www. 
Arrangements are being handled by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square. 

Pauline “Polly” Barnes
Pauline “Polly” Barnes, of Oxford, and formerly of West Grove, passed away on Dec. 23 at Ware Presbyterian Village. She was 95.
She was the wife of Wilson “Wick” Barnes, who passed away in 1993, and with whom she shared 48 years of marriage.
She was born in Lancaster County, the daughter of the late Charles Eaby and the late Nellie Myers Eaby.
Polly was a homemaker.
She is survived by one daughter, Bonnie D’Antonio (Ernest) and two sons, Michael Barnes and Kevin Barnes (Kathleen), as well as six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by one son, Patrick Barnes and one brother, Raymond Eaby.
Honoring Polly’s wishes, there will be no services,
To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit
Arrangements are being handled by the Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove.

Charles Fredrick Reese
Charles Fredrick Reese passed away at the age of 72. 
He was born in Delaware, and moved early in his life to Kennett Square with his father, Harry Eugene, his mother, Marian, and his older brother, David. Once established in Kennett Square, the family opened Reeses Pharmacy in the borough, later moving to the new store on Union Street across from Kennett High School.
After attending Kennett schools, Fred was drafted and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1972 during the Vietnam War.  He was a signalman on the destroyer John R. Craig (DD 885) and made two deployments to combat zones in the Pacific. 
When he left active duty, Fred returned home to Kennett Square to help care for his father, Gene, until he passed in 1973.  Fred felt that God, his Heavenly father, had preserved his life during his military service to enable him to help care for his father, and later, his mother.  Fred enrolled at West Chester State College and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology. 
Fred worked faithfully for many years at the Elwyn Institute in Media, Pa. in student support and in the technology department. Continuing to be led by the Lord and as a result of a medical condition of his own, Fred retired and focused his time and energy on caring for his aging mother until she passed in the summer of 2014.
 Like many veterans, Fred was a patriot and cared deeply about America, freedom, and justice.  He supported organizations and causes that promoted independence and liberty.  Throughout his life, Fred acknowledged his need of a Savior and put his hope and trust in the triune God.  He regularly read the Bible and prayed and knew that “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”
Fred was predeceased by his parents, and by his brother, David, who passed in February of 2014, as well as by a number of grandparents, aunts, and uncles from the large Fogg and Reese families.  
Fred is survived by his two nieces, Heather Uster and Heidi Reese, and by many cousins, including Tom Clayton, his lifelong best friend, fellow sports fan, and old movies enthusiast.
Services were held on Dec. 30 at the First Baptist Church of Kennett Square. Burial was private.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to one of the following in memory of Fred: The Kennett Education Foundation ( or the National Rifle Association (1-877-NRA-GIVE).
To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit
Arrangements are being handled by the Kuzo Funeral Home in Kennett Square.

Florence M. Voscavage
Florence M. Voscavage, 79, of Oxford, passed away on Dec. 24 in Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del.
She was the wife of James F. Voscavage with whom she shared 56 years of marriage.
Born in Philadelphia she was the daughter of the late Earl L. and Mary Anna Maguire Irwin.
Florence was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed traveling and loved to make others happy. She will be missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, James F. Voscavage, Jr. of Ridley Park and John Voscavage of Oxford; three grandchildren, Holly Voscavage, Gemma Voscavage and Owen Voscavage; and one sister, Mary Jane Irwin of Jennersville.
A memorial prayer service was held on Dec. 30 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380.
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford. Online condolences may be made at
Mark Sawyer
Pastor Mark Sawyer passed away at home in West Grove on Dec. 27. He was 65.
He was the husband of Faith Adair Sawyer of West Grove, with whom he shared 47 years of marriage.
Born in West Grove, he was the son of Susan H. Eller of Peach Bottom and the late Ray Sawyer.
Mark was the pastor at New London Baptist Church for 13 years and had been pastoring for 35 years.
He enjoyed singing in gospel quartets in his earlier ministry years. He also enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and riding his motorcycle. He founded Keystone Cruisers for Christ which was affiliated with the Fellowship Riders of Lewisville, TX.
He is survived by his wife; his mother; his step-father, David Eller of Peach Bottom; two daughters, Kami Sawyer-Sky of Charlotte, NC and Kari Cheney of North Pole, AK; 18 grandchildren, Alyssa Jackson, Nathanael Jackson, Benjamin Jackson, Josiah Jackson, Elijah Jackson, Cariad Jackson, William Cheney, Wesley Cheney, Elaina Cheney, Grayden Cheney, Landen Cheney, Natalie Cheney, Emilee Cheney, Lucas Cheney, Lillian Cheney, James Cheney, Abigail Cheney and Evelyn Cheney; two brothers, Steven Sawyer of Christiana and Robert Sawyer of Birmingham, AL; and one sister, Kelli Warner of Allison Park. 
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the New London Baptist Church, 226 Pennocks Bridge Rd., West Grove, PA 19390, where friends and family may visit from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the building fund of New London Baptist Church, 226 Pennocks Bridge Road in West Grove.
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford.
Online condolences may be made at

Jack V. Wilkins
Jack V. Wilkins, a resident of West Grove who formerly lived in Las Vegas, Nev., passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital on Dec. 28 after a short illness. He was 90.
He was born in Wilmington, Del., the son of the late John Henry Lee Wilkins and Hazel Dadds.
Jack was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He served from 1951 to 1954 in the Korean War.  He wore his Marine Corps hat everywhere and always had people thanking him for his service. 
He loved all animals, especially his last two little dogs, Taco and Chico.
He was pre-deceased by his brother, Bennett (Sonny), his sister, Louise Mason, and three previous wives.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Neva Spencer Wilkins. They met in Pennsylvania and they were both widowed. Jack lived in Las Vegas at the time. After a short courtship, they were married in Las Vegas and continued to drive back and forth to Pennsylvania, where she has a home.  They permanently moved back to Pennsylvania in 2018.  He really enjoyed living in Las Vegas – going to the casinos, eating out, visiting Mt. Charleston, and taking the dogs to the dog park. He loved it when company visited from elsewhere so he could show them the town. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He is also survived by two brothers, Thomas (Vicky), Salisbury, Md. and James (Lisa) of Elkton, Md., a son, Jack E (Frances), West Grove, PA; a daughter, Debbie Lodge, Las Vegas, NV; five step-children and their families, six grandchildren and their families, five great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
His Graveside service was held on Jan. 4 at the Oxford Cemetery.
To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

Michael C. Carroll
Michael C. Carroll, 50, of Cochranville, passed away on Dec. 28 while surrounded by his loving family.  Originally from Delaware County, he was born at Sacred Heart Hospital in Chester, Pa.  He was the son of John F. Carroll Sr. of Cochranville and the late Susan Heintz Carroll who passed away in 2016. 
Michael was a graduate of Octorara High School and worked for many years at Giant/Martin Food Stores.  He loved gardening and worked in the produce section of the store where he made many friends over the years, including customer and associates alike. 
Mikey was a diehard Philadelphia sports fan, watching or attending every Eagles or Phillies game possible.  He shared that passion with his family and was ecstatic when the Eagles won the Super Bowl in 2018.  He made sure he was there with his nephew Matt for the victory parade.  The most important part of Michael’s life was his family, especially quality time with his nieces and nephews.  Always the jokester, he had a way of lighting up a room with laughter. 
In addition to his father, he will be dearly missed by his brother, John F. Carroll Jr. of West Chester; three sisters, Maureen “Missy” Crist (Kevin) of Jacksonville, FL, Kathy Thompson (Grant) of Cochranville, and Krissy Carroll of Brookhaven and seven nieces and nephews, Stephanie, Jacqui, Matthew, Montana, Emily, Nicholas, and Anthony. 
You are invited to visit with Michael’s family and friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5 at Assumption BVM Catholic Church, 300 State Rd. West Grove, PA 19390.  His funeral mass of Christian burial will follow at 11 a.m. 
Interment will be at St. Patrick Cemetery in Kennett Square. 
Contributions in his memory may be made to Assumption BVM Church 300 State Road, West Grove, PA 19390 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society  Click on the “Donate and Choose an Honoree” option.
Arrangements are being handled by Matthew J. Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. 484-734-8100.  
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