Banks Joseph Henry Banks Jr., M.D., age 77, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at home. He received his under graduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and his MD from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Banks was Board Certified in Pediatrics and was a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. He began his profession as a pediatrician joining Northwest Pediatrics in 1970 and continuing through 2012. In addition to practicing at Northwest Pediatrics, he was a consultant to the Columbus Developmental Center from 1971-1981 and in 2007 was voted top five pediatricians in all of central Ohio. He was on the medical staff of Nationwide Children's Hospital, having served as Chief of Staff when it was Columbus Children's Hospital. Dr. Banks was passionate about making a difference in the lives of his patients with ADHD and providing guidance to the parents of those children. In 1987 he co-founded the C.H.A.D.D parent support group. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, the Scioto Country Club, Heritage Golf Club, American Academy of Pediatrics and the Ohio Medical Association. He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Sarah (Snyder) Banks, son Jonathan Banks, sister Linda Udvari and brother-in-law Daniel Englehart. He is survived by his wife, Diane (Casanta) Banks; sons, Joseph (Sheryl) Banks, III, Thomas (Gizelle) Banks and Scott (Kelli) Rhyan; grandchildren, Abigail Rhyan and David Banks; sister, Ann Englehart; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Casanta and brother-in-law, Frank Casanta; many nieces and nephews. Dr. Banks volunteered his time to helping the homeless with the care of their animals. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name are preferred to Faithful Forgotten Best Friends and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.