Joseph George Demand, 68, of Gardner, Kan passed away on September 20th 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

Joe was born in The Bronx, N.Y.to Charlotte Saltzman and Joseph Francis Demand on August 3rd, 1949. He spent most of his youth in Rockaway, N.J. where he attended St. Cecilia Elementary and Morris Hills High School. Throughout childhood Joe enjoyed freshwater fishing, coin collecting & tinkering with his motorcycles. He moved to Salina, Kan in 1967 where he attended and graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University in 1971. There he met and married Vicki (Miller) Stedman (former spouse) in 1971 and had one son, Jason, in 1972. During his life he worked many jobs but specialized in inventory at JC Penney until his retirement. Joe moved back to Kansas to the city of Gardner in 2014 where he became a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the Divine Mercy Parish. His hobbies included riding his bike to the local coffee shop, keeping his truck in impeccable condition, watching the New York Yankees, enjoying sporting & school events for his granddaughters with his son and fishing whenever he got the chance.

Joe is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Francis Demand. He is survived by his son Jason Demand (Heather); his granddaughters: Zoe, Bria & Reese; his brother William Demand (Cathy) and family; his sisters Charlotte Ann Davenport (Kent) and family, Patricia Convery (John) and family; and his mother Charlotte Demand.

Memorials may be given to Kansas City Hospice Foundation, KCHPC, 1500 Meadow Lake Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64114 or online:

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The Demand Family would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the staff and volunteers at KC Hospice House; St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church & Dr. Al-Rajabi at University of Kansas Medical Center.
Family services will be held in his hometown of Pine Beach, New Jersey in the Spring.