John was a certified financial planner who had worked for John Hancock in earlier years. There, he met the love of his life, Jean. Together, John and Jean opened and co-owned East-West Insurance Agency for 37 years. John was very active and enjoyed jogging and playing tennis. He was an animal lover and a vegetarian for over 45 years. John enjoyed playing poker and was a dedicated St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan. He enjoyed his memories from working at Busch Stadium as a kid. He loved musical theater, and some of his favorites were Jesus Christ Superstar and Les Misérables. John was a lifelong entrepreneur who was proud of his Greek heritage and community, and a fierce protector of his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Calliope, nee Nispolas, and Peter Demos; his father, Angelo Sakell; his sister, Georgia Hanas; and his step-son, Don Patterson.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jean K., nee Nold, Demos;
his children, John Angelo Demos (Cara Wuebbeling), Christina R. Demos, and Michael P. (Chirawan) Demos;
his step-son, Robin (Jeanette) Patterson;
five grandchildren, Theo Demos, Chariya Demos, Jayda Demos, Beth (Dan) Gray, and Sara Patterson;
a sister, Mary Helen (Mike) Papachrisanthou;
and many loving nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, February 26, 2023, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, February 27, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. A Trisagion Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 27, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Achilles Karathanos officiating.
Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.