Joseph Monahan, a man who touched the lives of those around him with his deep empathy and quirky personality, passed away at the age of 39 on September 22, 2023. Born in St. Louis, MO on December 7, 1983, Joseph was a loving father, devoted friend, and a source of boundless joy to everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. Throughout his life, Joey’s warm and compassionate nature resonated with everyone he encountered. He had an uncanny ability to understand and feel deeply for others. His empathetic soul allowed him to connect on a profound level with people from all walks of life. Joey’s infectious quirkiness and sense of humor was infamous among friends and family. He possessed a unique gift for turning any situation into a lighthearted moment. His witty remarks and playful banter always brought laughter and joy to those in his company. Joey’s light-hearted approach to life served as a reminder to embrace every moment with humor, even during the most challenging times. Family was at the center of Joey’s world. His daughter Jena held an especially significant place in his heart – she was truly the center of his world. In addition to being a loving father, Joey was known for his loyalty as a friend. He believed in the power of friendship and forged strong connections that lasted a lifetime. Always there when needed, Joey offered assistance without hesitation or question. His reliability and willingness to lend an ear or help out in any way he could made him an invaluable friend to many. Joey’s adventurous spirit was fueled by his diverse range of interests and hobbies. An avid enthusiast of computer software, he possessed an innate talent for all things technological. In his spare time, Joey immersed himself in the world of comic books and superheroes, reveling in their captivating narratives. He also had a knack for creating with his hands, skillfully crafting various items for his loved ones. No challenge was too great if it meant fulfilling a need or want for his beloved daughter, Jena. Joey’s connection to family extended beyond immediate relatives. His late grandfather, Joseph Patrick Monahan, was a source of inspiration and pride. As a member of the MLB Hall of Fame inductee, Joey admired his grandfather's achievements and carried on his legacy with immense honor. Left to cherish the memory of Joseph are his daughter Jena Monahan, who will forever hold him close within her heart. His mother Robin Boydston and father Johnny Boydston feel a profound loss from his absence. Crystal Willis, his sister; Brandon Bruns, his brother; Mea Eddington, Halie Eddington, Courtney Eddington, Robin Bruns, and River Bruns, his nieces; all share in the grief for Joseph's departure. The passing of Joseph Monahan leaves an irreplaceable void in the lives of those lucky enough to have known him. His legacy of compassion, unwavering love for family and friends, zest for life and laughter will forever be cherished as we recount the precious memories shared with him. May he rest in peace knowing that he touched countless lives and left an indelible mark on all who were fortunate enough to have called him a friend or family member.