Daniel R. Tuma


Daniel Robert Tuma was born on August 22, 1966 in Parma, Ohio and passed away on February 21, 2023. He was the second son to Donald Tuma and Karen (Miller) Haggerty, both deceased. He was married in 1989 to Lisa Tuma (née Kopac) and they had two daughters, his “most precious possessions”, Paige Parker and Julia (Mike) McConahay. He has two brothers David Tuma and Donald (Gina) Tuma. Also stepdad Joe Haggerty and stepbrother Scott (Lena) Haggerty. Dan is a 1984 graduate of Valley Forge High School in Parma, Ohio. During his career, he worked in the trades as a welder, sign erector and then transitioned into computer sciences as a database administrator for the Cleveland Metropolitan school district for the past 22 years. He was baptized in 1988 at the summer District Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Throughout his life, Dan enjoyed time with family, camping, white water rafting, boating, motorcycle riding, birds of prey, telling dad jokes and had a keen knowledge of classic rock music of the 60’s-90’s. Dan’s greatest pride and joy has come from his three grandsons Lucas Parker, Finn Parker and Jaxon McConahay. He will forever be known for being a kind soul and having a stunning smile. We look forward to seeing him again in Paradise.

Luke 23:43, John 5:28,29, Revelation 21:4

Please join the family for Dan’s Memorial Services: Monday March 6, 2023 at 6:30pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 6540 W 130th Street, Middleburg Hts., OH 44130.

For those out of state or who cannot attend in person:      Zoom ID: 771 172 2151 Zoom Password: 1914

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  1. Mike Suesse says:

    I knew Dan before he married Lisa and I remember him to be very friendly and fun to be around! Please accept my deepest sympathy to his family!

  2. Robert Mawhinney says:

    Our prayers go out to the family
    Our neighbor for many years
    Bob & Kathy Mawhinney

  3. Robert Zellers says:

    No more pain your family is in our prayers. The Zellers Family

  4. Blessing Nwaozuzu says:

    My heartfelt condolences for this loss. Dan was a dear friend, no mean bone whatsoever in his body. May his gentle soul rest in peace and may his memory be blessed. God speed my friend.

  5. Carol Stevens says:

    Sorry for your loss, death is such a sting and we all look forward to welcoming our loved ones back with open arms.

    Carol Stevens

  6. Katrina Mcleod says:

    My deepest condolences to the family. I was a fellow employee of CMSD, School Nutrition. Dan would conduct training sessions for staff members, and if we ever had an issue with the computer, Dan always resolved it immediately, we had no worries when Dan was around, he was a phone call away. I always appreciated his smile and sense of humor and way of putting a person at ease. Looking forward to seeing him in the new world.

  7. Joyce Williams says:

    Dear family, you have my condolences on the death of dear Dan. I worked with him at CMSD. in the Child Nutrition Department. He was so patient and kind when teaching us computer software and different skills. Look forward to seeing him in Paradise. John chapter 11 verses 22 through 26. Much love to you, Joyce Williams


    Our hearts go out to ALL of DAN’S family. We have fond memories of DAN, and hope to meet him again soon

    Ron & Barb Hanwell

  9. Josephine Sgobbo says:

    Dan was a special person! I will always have to special memories of him in our wedding and our girls growing up together. Dan always took Paige out in service and never got upset when things went wrong ( like needing a diaper change) he never lost his cool and kept things positive. Look forward to seeing our friend in the new system we love you Dan. Mike, Josie, Sophia and Sergio Sgobbo