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Carl N. Wallnau, Jr. ESQ.

Obituary for Carl N. Wallnau, Jr. ESQ.

June 29, 2018
Newtown, Pennsylvania


Carl N. Wallnau, Jr. ESQ. 99 of Newtown passed away on June 29, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Mary Hynes Wallnau. Loving father of Carl N. Wallnau, III (Colleen Smith), Lance Wallnau (Annabelle Naples) Kurt Wallnau (Kai Wei) and Joyce Wallnau (Alan Moyer). Grandfather of Zackary, Lance Jr, Carl, Victoria, Gemma, Bryn and Joy.

Carl paid for his BS in Mechanical Engineering from VPI playing trumpet in his jazz ensemble "Styles by Lyles." In WWII Carl served under both Patton and Jimmy Doolittle, surviving many adventures in Tunisia, Naples, Sicily and behind lines in Paris, France. He retired as a Major from the USAF in 1979.

After the war he continued his adventures as a field engineer for Standard Oil, building high pressure liquid propane installations in Haiti, Cuba and Dominican Republic - during their political revolutions. At this time, he met the love of his life and future wife Margaret Hynes, whose domesticating influence led Carl to night school and a Law degree from Brooklyn Law School while working a day job in sales and marketing for Standard Oil. In 1964 Carl accepted a position at Meenan Oil, eventually serving as Vice President and acquisition specialist. Carl bought over 50 companies and put the company on the New York Stock Exchange. He retired from Meenan in 1983, and began a long and successful second act as an acting CEO of Swan Oil Company and attorney.

Carl was active in the community and served on and chaired numerous industry and charity boards in Bucks County, such as Bucks County Industrial Development Corporation, Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, Delaware Valley Philharmonic, The Red Cross and The United Way of Bucks County.
Friends are invited to Carl's Life Celebration Monday July 9, 2018, 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Swartz Givnish of Newtown 323 E. Washington Ave. And to his Funeral Service Tuesday 10:15AM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Rd, Newtown, PA 18940

In lieu of flowers donations in Carl's memory may be made to The United Way of Bucks County at

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Newtown, PA 18940
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