Craig Wall of Ocracoke died April 23 after a long illness.

Born Jan. 25, 1960, in Columbus, Ohio, Wall lived in New Jersey and Kentucky before the family returned to New Jersey and settled in Bordentown when he was 9.   While in high school, he was chosen from 700 applicants across the United States to participate in an advanced program for high school students in Wyoming.  He became a member of Mensa, and earned a ham radio license.

He graduated from Thomas Edison University in Trenton, New Jersey.

Prior to Thomas Edison, Wall graduated from Officer Candidates School of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia, and spent time in the Air Force as a medical tech.

For many years, he worked in the Princeton, New Jersey, area in the tech industry holding management positions. He touched the lives of many of his employees, who are deeply saddened by his passing. He will be remembered for being generous and kind, as well as a problem solver.

He was interested in all things encompassing knowledge. An avid reader, he could quote a book he only skimmed due to his photographic memory.  

Craig Wall is survived by his mother, Phyllis Wall of Ocracoke, with whom he lived.  Also surviving are his daughter Megan D. Wall of Salt Lake City, Utah; and his sister Claudia Stacey, wife of Michael Stacey, of Winchester, Virginia; two nephews and one niece.

He will be missed by many friends, such as Fred Stacey of Woodville, Virginia, and Jeff Houlihan of New York City.

Craig’s service will be private. Friends are invited to donate to the Ocracoke Preservation Society in lieu of flowers.

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