Walter D. Swann, Jr.

July 23, 1920 - September 30, 2013
Walter D. Swann, Jr.

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Walter D. Swan, 93, passed away on September 30, 2013 at his residence in Carolina Village.

Born July 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Walter D.Swan, Sr. and Alice G. Swan. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Katherin Swan, and daughter, Karen Ann Swan, and his second wife, Nellie Piening Swan.

He graduated from Hofstra College with a degree in Business Administration and resided most of his life in Freeport, NY. He retired in 1980 after a 42-year career with Chevron Corporation in the financial field and moved to Hendersonville.

Mr. Swan was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Army 8th Air Force as a navigator on a B-17 bomber for the European Operations. He was a past Master of South Bay Masonic Lodge #1145.

Mr. Swan was a hospice home volunteer and drove for the FISH Organization. He was a member of Hendersonville Country Club where he enjoyed many years playing golf. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church and was past Congregational President and Elder.

He is survived by his third wife, Beatrice Brown Swan; his son, Walter D. Swan; and his stepdaughters, Laura Piening, Susan Piening Trotta and stepson, Brian Piening; eleven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 9:45 am Monday, October 7, 2013 in the Magnolia Room of Carolina Village. Pastor Larry Rabon of Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church will conduct the service.


Monday, October 7, 2013
12:00 AM

Carolina Village Magnolia Room - Directions
600 Carolina Village Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • October 04, 2013
    Michael Towe & Family says:
    My deepest sympathy to Bea & the entire Swan family. I knew Walter, from my work at Carolina Village as well as church (Mt. Pisgah). He was a fine gentlemen who kept a smile on his face and a kind word for those around him. He will be missed and fondly remembered. May God bless the Swan family, at this time and always. You all will be in our prayers.

  • October 09, 2013
    Brother Steven Williams says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. He was a past Master in the South Bay Lodge 1145. I have something of honor to Mr. Swan and his family. It was located at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. I am sure someone would love to keep this beautiful memory. Please have someone from the family contact me by email.

  • October 10, 2013
    Steven Williams says:
    Some one from the family of Walter D Swan Jr please email me at I have something of value that belonged to Brother Walter Swan Jr and wish to make sure someone from his family receives it.