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John F. Van Sant, III

October 21, 1930 ~ November 27, 2017 (age 87)

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John F. Van Sant, III, age 87, of Clayton, Delaware, formerly of Woodcrest in Delaware, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 27, 2017.

John was a graduate of Wilmington High School. Through his success in life, John earned a place on the Wilmington High School Wall of Fame, of which he was very proud.

He went on to be a Delaware State Trooper and retired as a Lt. Detective in 1973. John was also an Instructor at Delaware Technical & Community College, teaching Criminal Justice at the Stanton Campus for 29 years.

After his retirement from the Delaware State Police, he went on to proudly serve the 13th District as a State Representative for 24 years.

John was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Anita Irion Van Sant, who passed away in December of 2009; his daughter, Stephanie Van Sant; and his parents, John Sr. and Sarah Van Sant.

John is survived by his wife, sister, two children, seven grandchildren, three nephews, and his many loving dogs.

Services will be private at the discretion of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the John Van Sant Scholarship Fund at Del Tech, Stanton Campus, 400 Stanton Christiana Rd., Newark, DE 19713.

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