Daniel J. Zwayer was a highly successful, well-rounded man who enjoyed his many roles in life: loving husband, nurturing father, happy grandparent, reliable brother and son, loyal sports fanatic, respected businessman, and to most everyone who enjoyed his company, a trusted friend. Dan's life came to an end on November 8, 2006, after a very stubborn and courageous four-year-battle against Glioblastoma Multiforme, the most deadly among many categories of brain tumors.
Dan was not unlike many of us in that he never thought that cancer could happen to him. Many of his family and friends were deeply inspired by both his courage and tenacity throughout the unforseen challenges of his disease. He endured four brain surgeries and was a participant in multiple clinical trials – trials that Dan himself strongly believed would help others if they didn't benefit him in the short term.
Dan's commitment to beat cancer was truly an inspiration to all who knew him. He had such a positive impact on the lives of his family and friends in his 55 years of life, that his legacy lives on in the name of charity – charity to commit funds specifically to battle brain tumors, through a wonderful endowment in conjunction with Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.