Daniel Michael Toves

August 24, 1960March 24, 2021
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Daniel “Dan” Michael Toves was a fun loving dad, brother, uncle, friend. He left this world on March 24, 2021. He was born to Herman and Rosa Toves on August 24, 1960 in Pittsburgh,CA. After high school, he started working for Bay Decking. Shortly after, he married Evelyn Cruz. Together, they had 2 children: Danellyn and Tyler. He is also survived by his siblings: Albert, Benjamin, Catherine, Elaine (Harold Mendiola), Florence (John Wilson), and Grace (Dennis Cruz). Grandchildren: Nathan, Saraya, and Cruz. And many cherished nephews and nieces.

Dan was well known for his love of music, sports, and keeping up with the news. His sense of humor, kind heart, bright smile, and infectious laugh, warmed the hearts of everyone around him. Dan was everyone’s go-to expert mechanic and painter. He was a hard worker and made sure everything he did was at a higher standard.

Dan surely knew how to brighten a room and make people laugh. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. We know he’ll be singing in Heaven.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • Visitation Livestream

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021


  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021


  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021



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Danellyn Toves

April 14, 2021

A poem for my Dad.....

Dad, I have missed you for many years now
Since the day I left this town

The only difference today
Is that I'm out of time to say

All the things that I needed you to know
Before you had to go

Please know that I forgive you for all the things that may weigh heavy on your heart.
And I hope you forgive me , if I didn't do my part

I wish we could have one more conversation
To say our proper salutations

I'm not ready for you to be gone forever
I still need you now more than ever

I'm so proud to be your daughter
So lucky to have had you as my father

There's so many things about you we're going to miss
How can I possibly fit it all on one list?

Your mechanical knowledge
Self taught, without the need for college

Your hard work and dedication
The importance of getting a good education

Your love and passion for music
The commadores, heatwave, maze, and blue magic

Just to name a few
And the song always and forever,  each moment with you

And your great big smile
We long to see for a while

Your huge boisterous, infectious laugh
I'd give anything to hear it again,  even for just a minute and a half.

Everyone knows just how well you can sing
Heaven is lucky to have gained a vocal king.

Your playful personality and sense of humor
It's ok Dad, that you are a Trump supporter

You have the biggest, kindest, loving heart
The kind that's state of the art

If there was ever anyone in need
You were the person to give that good deed

I can go on  and on forever and ever
Because I love you with every endeavor

So Dad, I will leave you with this,
There's no question how much you will be missed.

Joycelyn Toves Atoigue

April 13, 2021

Cousin Danny,
One of my favorite memories of growing up is of you and Danellyn, at your mom and dad's house on Rosalinda Street. Walking in with Danellyn on your shoulders with your big smile, taking her down and tickling her.. I can hear her little laugh as I write this. You loved her so much and it showed. You were a great older cousin role model, a big brother to all of us younger ones !! And I will cherish every memory I have with you.
May you Rest in Paradise my Cousin.. I will miss you Danny and know that You are Loved. Please tell my Dad I Love & Miss him💚

Si Yu'us Un Binendise
yan Asta Ki Umali'e' Hit Ta'lo
💛Love Always,
Joycelyn Toves Atoigue

Marta Toves

April 13, 2021

I will always remember you uncle , growing up as a kid hanging out with you and my uncles also hanging with you at the fiesta’s. I’m so happy my kids got to meet you 🥰 sending you off with love ❤️ on your beautiful heavenly journey, give my grandpa PELING and my uncle peter a hug 🤗 for me and family as they will be there waiting for you with open arms. Love ❤️ from NORM AND HELEN TOVES AND FAMILY.

Shawn Cruz

April 13, 2021

Danny boy remember those days in the car listening to oldies Stylistics, Commodores Earth wind & fire the list goes on. Stayed on that vibe for about a 2-year span. I want to thank you for teaching me the right way to drive a standard and being there to guide me through some tough times. I love you brother miss you so much DANNY BOY
From Shawn -Princess Cruz family

Jessica Untalan

April 13, 2021

From the entire, Jose “Peling” and Helen Toves Familia including my family & I, we want to send our sincere prayers, thoughts, and condolences to the entire Herman & Chai Familia. We love you all! Words will not wipe away tears and hugs may not ease the pain, but we will hold onto all the memories we have of Uncle Dan.

Evelyn Cruz

April 11, 2021

My deep condolences to Danny's family. Al, Ben, Cathy, Elaine, Flo, and Grace. Condolences to your spouses, and all your children. Please know that Danny was my everything and loved by me to this very day. May your heart heal from his absence. Danellyn and Tyler need you in their life. Time may slowly heal the pain of loss however, they still need your love and support from this day forward. My love to all of you. You have never been far from my mind or my heart. Love always, Evelyn

Florence Wilson

April 6, 2021

Peace be with my brother, Dan. He was a good man with a gentle soul and a heart of gold.

Missing my brother SO much!! He was a favorite to everyone across the board -- of all ages and and at all levels.

To my brother Dan:

Thank you for being a COOL brother!! You inspired me to be a fan of music, playing basketball, and to be good to others. Also, thank you for completing my childhood days by getting me a 10-speed bike for Christmas!! I did a lot of riding on that bike!! I learned how to ride without hands, cruised up and down/around the block many, many times and many trips to 7-Eleven and U-Totem convenience stores.

Thank you for the fond dear brother Dan!!

Your sister, Flo!!