Daniel Fernandez

December 27, 1990April 10, 2014

Daniel Fernandez, 23, joined the angels in Heaven on April 10th, 2014 after a long and difficult battle to cancer. He was born and raised in Daytona Beach to proud parents Flor and Jorge Fernandez. He attended Volusia County Schools and graduated from Spruce Creek High School with an IB diploma. During high school, he was an active member of the weightlifting team and also worked as a lifeguard on the beach. He went on to attend the University of Florida before returning home and getting his AA degree. Among his favorite hobbies were video games, fishing, golfing, working out, reading, dancing and overall just enjoying life. Daniel is survived by his parents, Jorge and Flor; his loving grandmother, Zenei; his brothers and sisters, Rodrigo, Rebeca, Alejandra and Pablo; his niece, Zenei; his girlfriend, Nina; his puppy, Lana; his many unlces, aunts and cousins; and his extended network of friends. We will always remember him for his strength, love and motivation to being strong. Daniel’s viewing is on April 14th from 5-9 at the Volusia Memorial Funeral Home in Ormond Beach. His service will be conducted on April 15th at 11am at St. Paul’s Catholic Basilica.


  • Vistation Monday, April 14, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Kylie W

April 25, 2014

It was a pleasure meeting and being able to be a part of Daniel's life, no matter how short the time. It was wonderful being able to take care of him in his time of need. He was such a blessing with a wonderful heart. Praying for a peace for his amazing family.

Dennis & Linda Schoening

April 20, 2014

We are so sorry to hear of Daniel's passing. We had the priveledge of meeting Daniel at Hippocraties in Florida a few months ago. What a wonderful young man he was. We had a room in the same building and my husband and Daniel spent time together on the deck talking about his hopes and dreams. He was such a wonderful and caring young man. He talked a lot about his family and how supportative you have been for him. He also talked of his girlfriend and how much it meant to him to have her support. The world was a better place because of Daniel and he will be missed by many. Please know that we will be lifting each of you in prayer at this difficult time. We feel honored to have been able to meet Daniel and he will always remain in our hearts.

Eve-Anne Tremblay

April 19, 2014

I met Daniel at Hippocrates a few months ago and only new him for a short time, but I am so happy to have had that chance. I am so saddened to learn of his passing, he was such a caring and amazing person with so much joy and life in him. I will always remeber him and he will always hold a place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones. xox

Caitlin Morgan

April 18, 2014

You will always be in my heart.

April 17, 2014

I met Daniel 20 years ago when his older brother, sister, and I took karate together. It was amazing watching both his martial arts and his personality evolve. My deepest sympathy to the Fernandez family.

Peace, love, and blessings,
Simone Wilson (Ormond Beach, Fl/Nashville, Tn)

Marina Sorrill

April 17, 2014

Sending love & prayers to the Fernandez family. Daniel is with the lord now.

Valentine Ross

April 14, 2014

Daniel was a very loving and kind individual. Jay always spoke very highly of him. We will keep your family in our prayers. Our deepest sympathy and love as you go through this difficult time in your lives.

Dr. Jarryn (Jay) Smith
Mrs. Valentine Ross

Denise, Victoria and Milena

April 14, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Daniel Fernandez from Rafael's friends at the Georgian Inn Beach Club.

Annemarie Ferencz

April 14, 2014

I may not have been able to stay in touch as much as I should have with Dan, but he made growing up so much easier even if it was only middle school. He was truly an amazing friend and person, he and his family will always be in my prayers!

April 14, 2014

I had the honor of meeting Danny and his family, when we joined karate. I was so amazed by this young mans skills and kindness that he showed to me and my son. It was a blessing to anyone who knew him. My prayers to the family for strength and for the courage to get through this very difficult time.