Family Login:

Daniel P. Surber

Obituary for Daniel P. Surber

September 5, 1951 - September 25, 2020
Parma, Ohio | Age 69

Beloved Husband, Father, Step Father, Grandfather, and Step Grandfather


Daniel Surber, Sr.
Loving husband and best friend to Cathie (nee Karasek) for over 50 years. Best Dad ever to Cathie (Marty) Zelinsky, Franny (Ward) Palker, Sara (Dan) Llewellyn, Dan Jr., Clara (Rob) Kalal, Trish (Vito) Simonetta, and Jennifer (Kurt) Higginbotham. Proud Grandpa of Nolan, Reece, Madeline, Raigan, Rachel, Alexis, Kaine, Michael, Dominic, Step Grandpa to Alex, Ally, and Brendan, Step Great Grandpa to Isabelle. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Frances also by his 4 brothers, Jim, Curt, Larry, Rich and his sister, Janet. He was also known as "the favorite" to many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Dan worked at Republic/LTV Steel for over 30 years. Husband of Cathie and the proud father of 7 kids (and the many others that were hanging out that day), he was the start of USsssssss. He was always being silly, and was usually pitting his kids against one another in foot massage and back scratching contests. He was happy to put everyone to work, giving chores and curfews to any kid that was over. He would light up whenever he would see his grandkids and was happy to encourage them to do the very things that he would have never allowed us to get away with. Dan was an avid porch sitter and FRESH coffee drinker. He was the number one shoe tie teacher, backwards runner, food critic (it just needs a little moreā€¦), and best hugger ever. We will miss you Surber!

His family will receive friends at Busch Funeral Home at 7501 Ridge Rd., Parma, OH 44129 on Thursday, October 15 from 2-4 and 6-8. Funeral and burial services at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, please sit on your front porch with a fresh cup of coffee and think of your favorite Danny story.

Click here to record a private SENDHUGS message for the family.

Private Funeral Service and Burial

Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
10175 Rawiga Road
Seville, OH 44273
(330) 335-3069

Get Directions
Send Flowers

Recommended Local Florist

Arrangements By

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

7501 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129
Map  | Profile

View Phone Number
Email Us