Meadville Tribune

April 17, 2013

Daniel G. Toboz Sr.

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Daniel G. Toboz Sr., 74, of Meadville, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 6, 1938, in Woodcock Township, a son of Albert Toboz and Grace Schroeder Toboz. He married Patricia Dudenhaver on May 24, 1984; she survives.

He was a 1958 graduate of Saegertown High School and was employed by Meadville Forging for 44 and one-half years until his retirement in January 2004.

Daniel was a member of Saint Paul United Church of Christ, was a very active member of Saegertown Lions Club for more than 30 years, and a past member of Fraternal Order of Eagles and American Legion.

He was a PIAA official for more than 30 years and officiated high school boys baseball and high school girls softball.

Daniel loved roller-skating, which he did from his teenage years and into his 60s, traveling in his RV to all 50 states and 12 provinces in Canada.

He always supported his grandchildren in all their activities and sporting events. His grandchildren and granddogs were his life.

In addition to his loving wife of 28 years, he is survived by two sons, Daniel G. Toboz Jr. and his wife, Mary Ann, of Chesapeake, Va., and David Toboz and his wife, Mary, of Meadville; three daughters, Carol Cavalier and her husband, Chris, of Billerica, Mass., Mary Eckart and her husband, Larry, of Meadville, and Diane Minnis and her husband, Chris, of Meadville; 11 grandchildren, Andy, Craig and Victoria Eckart of Meadville, Colleen and Meghan Cavalier of Billerica, Alex, Tyler and Laura Minnis, Weslei, Marisa and Karisa Toboz, all of Meadville; a stepson, Jeffrey Dudenhaver and his wife, Judy, of Seven Fields; two stepdaughters, Lori Elinsky and her husband, Scott, of Oakhill, Va., and Cami Robie and her husband, Thomas, of Erie; three stepgrandchildren, Kelly and Michael Dudenhaver of Seven Fields, and Ryan Robie of Erie; two sisters, Nancy Lamb of Conneaut, Ohio, and Alberta Snyder of Cleveland, Tenn.; and a niece and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers-in-law, Robert Lamb and Arthur Snyder.

Per Daniel’s wishes, there will be no calling hours and services will be private.

Burial will take place in Blooming Valley Cemetery.

Donations in Daniel’s memory can be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, 11012 Kennedy Hill Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335; or to the charity of one’s choice.

Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Daniel’s Book of Memories online at