In Memory of






Obituary for Daniel Roberto "Danny" Cruz Sr.

In remembrance of a beautiful soul, Daniel Roberto Cruz Sr, who passed away in the morning of July 3rd, 2020 in his own home, at the age of 37 years old. He was currently a resident of Ocala FL.

Daniel was born on August 4th, 1983 in Camden, New Jersey and has lived in many places in his life, but primarily was in New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Florida.

Daniel is survived by his soulmate and longtime partner, Kristen D. Geisel and their 5 beautiful children, Hailie T. Cruz, Daniel R. Cruz Jr., Ryder C. Cruz, Jayden S. Cruz, and Bryson J. Cruz. He is survived by his father, Felix Cruz Sr. and preceded in death by his mother, Rose Marie Rivera. He is survived by his 4 siblings, Felix Cruz Jr, Miguel Cruz, Tiffany Cruz, and Josian Cruz. He grew up surrounded by family and his cousins that he considered his brothers and sisters also, Lissy, Evelyn, Tony, Tut, and his “twin” Krissy. Danny always said, “family comes first” and “family is stronger as a unit.” Daniel Cruz was nicknamed Danny, D.C. Hot Dog, and, most importantly, Dad.

He met his soul mate, Kristen Geisel, when he was 18, and the were inseperable for the rest of his life. In that time, they had 5 of the coolest kids: Hailie, Daniel Jr, Ryder, Jayden, and Bryson Cruz. His children were his world, and he was an amazing father. Danny loved cooking, music, and spending time with family. Most nights, you”d find him jamming in the kitchen to some R&B or Post Malone, dancing and making his amazing dinners. He was also a giant Eagles football fan.

Danny was loved by everyone he came across. He was kind, and selfless. He was always the life of the party and would have everyone laughing. We are all so blessed to have had him in our lives. We love you Danny.