Moreland Hills mayor passes away suddenly

Mayor Daniel Fritz
Mayor Daniel Fritz(Moreland Hills)
Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 3:53 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 21, 2023 at 1:50 PM EDT
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MORELAND HILLS, Ohio (WOIO) - The mayor of Moreland Hills passed away suddenly 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 career firefighter/paramedic and served in several departments, most recently as the 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 announce the unexpected passing of...

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

It is with deep sadness that the Bedford Heights Fire Department announces the untimely passing of Capt. Dan Fritz. ...

Posted by 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 grieve the loss of our colleague Daniel Fritz, and we send our condolences to his beloved family. He will be sorely missed,” said Mayor of Pepper Pike and President of Cuyahoga County Mayors’ Association Richard Bain.

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