Mayor of Moreland Hills dies suddenly

MORELAND HILLS, Ohio (WOIO) — The mayor of Moreland Hills died suddenly on Wednesday, March 15, officials confirmed to 19 News.

Mayor Daniel Fritz served on the village council for 12 years before being elected mayor in 2019.

Fritz was also a professional firefighter/paramedic and served in several departments, most recently as Assistant Chief in Orange Village and Captain in Bedford Heights.

It is with heavy hearts that the men and women of the Orange Village Fire Department report the unexpected death…

Posted by the Orange Village Fire Department on Friday, March 17, 2023.

It is with deep sadness that the Bedford Heights Fire Department announces the untimely death of Captain Dan Fritz. …

Posted by the Bedford Heights Fire Department on Friday, March 17, 2023.

Fritz and his wife Colleen have three children.

According to his biography on the Moreland Hills website, Fritz had a deep appreciation for the environment and was committed to addressing environmental issues in the village.

Moreland Hills City Council President Ethan Spencer will now become mayor.

“We mourn the loss of our colleague Daniel Fritz and express our condolences to his beloved family. He will be greatly missed,” said Pepper Pike Mayor and Cuyahoga County Mayors Association President Richard Bain.

No further details about Fritz’s death have been released at this time.

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