Dan was the smartest guy on our debate team in high school. We all idolized him. I watched him debate many times. He was unmatched in his time. He was our captain. I was a mediocre debater and a cheerleader at the high school. Dan had the most amazing brain and was leagues ahead of all the other guys at school due to his intellect and passion. I am so sad to have found this obituary in April 2020. I wanted to reach out and tell Dan that everything he taught us about the world was true and that in hindsight he was even more brilliant than we knew then. He had this skull on the hood of his green car in high school. He was different and truly unique in every good way, ahead of his time and generation. If anyone wants to talk to me about him, email me Wendy Frederick [email protected] I'd love to share with his family wonderful things he did in high school. It was bad enough that Mike was gone - Mike was brilliant too. I'd like for someone to contact me. This is very upsetting :( May God have his soul in Heaven.
We lost the light of our lives, Daniel Robert Weiss (49), on August 7, 2018. Daniel was born on March 14, 1969, in Cleveland, Ohio to Marilou Rippner-Cades and Leon Alan Weiss.
He is survived by his parents, Marilou Rippner-Cades and Melvin Cades of Houston, Texas; Leon Weiss and Ellie Wolf of Cleveland, Ohio; Roberta Harris of Houston, Texas and John Kay Harris of Houston, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Michelle Kay Weiss, and beloved children Lewis, Hannah, Sophie, Miles and Talia Weiss. He is survived by his grandmother, Edith Weiss of Cleveland, Ohio; aunts and uncles Ellen Cohen of Houston, Texas; Bev Rosen of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Bobby and Cathy Weiss of Tallahassee, Florida; Jerry Weiner of Andover, Massachusetts; Tracy Kay Harris of Peoria, Illinois; and Milton and Ricki Frankfort of Houston, Texas. Daniel is also survived by many wonderful and cherished cousins. He is also survived by his children's significant others, John Poremski and Amanda Arends.
Daniel was predeceased by beloved grandparents, Ellis and Elaine Rippner, Benjamin Weiss, Anne Rosenberg; brother Michael David Weiss; beloved uncle Lyon Cohen and beloved aunt Cathy Weiner.
Daniel attended Bellaire Highschool in Houston, Texas, where he excelled as part of the award-winning Bellaire Debate Team. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and began his work in the security industry in Boston, Massachusetts, eventually settling in Houston to raise his family and build his career.
There are no words to express the depth of our loss. His heart, soul, strength and light will shine through his beautiful children and bonds of friendship he forged. He left us many gifts of humor and laughter which will sustain us. He loved nothing more than the sound of his children laughing together, especially if he was the source of this laughter. This man could laugh at himself like no other.
He loved and cherished his friends, extended family and fencing family. All of you helped to sustain and keep him here as long as he was. His family is so very thankful.
The family would also like to thank the ICU-E staff of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital for their efforts and care. The family would like to acknowledge Sonia Guzman of Houston, Texas, for her loving care of the Weiss family over the past twenty-three years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in the name of Daniel Weiss to USA Fencing, (https://www.usafencing.org/donate)
It is with a lot of sadness that we learned Daniel departure . To Michelle , Lewis and all the family , Daphnie and I wish to send you our deepest sympathy .
We all share amazing moments in those 2 NCAA championship that we followed together and we we re pride of the success and could feel the agony of defeat of one of our fencer . WE will remember Daniel as an amazing character who wanted to be with his kids and wife , and was there to follow Lewis all the way with great pride with two of his brother and sister .
Some people in Montreal , Canada will try to send you a lot of positive energy to help you go through these challenging time
My heart aches for you on the loss of your son Daniel. I know that the love and support of your family will help
during this most difficult time. I wish I could give you a hug in person, but for now know that I am thinking of
you with much love.
I am truly sorry for your loss & wish it wasn’t so for all
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am profoundly sad at the death of Dan