Vance A. Funk, III
Mayor


Vance Anderson Funk, III was born December 16, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  In 1959 he moved to Newark, DE.  He grew up attending St. Matthew's Grade School, Salesianum School for Boys, and the University of Delaware from which he graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a U.S. Army Lt. Commission.  Vance received his law degree from the Washington &  Lee School of Law in 1968.

Upon graduating from law school Vance began his career as a real estate associate for Potter Anderson & Corroon, the oldest and one of the most prestigious firms in Delaware.  He worked for this firm through 1974.  In 1975 he opened his own law office in Newark at 273 East Main Street.  In 1985 Vance joined the firm of Bayard Handelman & Murdoch as Resident Partner for their Newark Office and Executive Committee member and became Managing Partner for the firm in 1990.  In 2000 Vance left the firm and started Vance A. Funk, P.A., where he continues to work along with his son, Vance A. Funk, IV as a real estate attorney.

Beginning in 1972 Vance A. Funk, III became the Alderman for the City of Newark.  He maintained this position until 1986.  In addition, from 1980 to 1986 Vance was the Chief Judge for the Alderman Courts of the State of Delaware.

Also Vance served in the 519 MP Battalion and spent a year in Vietnam.

Vance's community service includes being a former member of the Governor's Commission to Review the Delaware Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, former President and current member of the Newark Senior Center Board of Directors, former President and member of the St. John's Holy Angels Parish Council, member of the Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center Development Committee, member of the Delaware Athletic Steering Committee, member of the Newark Morning Rotary Club, and a member of the Delaware Stroke Initiative Board of Directors and, as a stroke survivor, is their current spokesman.  Vance also organized and ran the volleyball program for Holy Angels Athletic Association for thirteen years and over eighteen years he coached more than 500 girls in volleyball, basketball, and track.

Vance A. Funk, III has two children, Vance A. Funk IV and Kelly Kent.  He has one granddaughter, Katie Kent.