James Purdy Van Landegend
May 1, 1941 – February 12, 2020
On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, James P. Van Landegend Jr., loving husband, father, grandfather, mentor and friend passed away at the age of 78. James was born on May 1, 1941 in Wayne County, Michigan to the late James and Irene Van Landegend. James met his loving wife Judith (Hazewinkel) Van Landegend and married on June 15, 1968 and raised 3 children. James was an educator and mentor for Dearborn Public Schools (Michigan) for over 30 years. James had many passions including bowling, hunting, fishing, golf, and camping. He enjoyed traveling and during the summers would take his wife and children on fun camping trips. He was fortunate enough to be able to travel to various countries with his wife later in life. James was preceded in death by his parents and his brother in laws Christopher Spilios and James Hazewinkel. Surviving family includes his loving wife Judith, sons James P. Van Landegend III, Jon (Janet) S. Van Landegend and daughter Joni (Justin) L. Sabo. Grandchildren Sawyer & Edison Sabo and Robert Van Landegend. Sister, Allys Spilios. As well as his loving dog, Jade whom he adored. Memorial contributions may be made in James’ name to Florida Hospice, American Lung Association or the Humane Society.