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Daniel T. Fritz

DANIEL T. FRITZ age 55, beloved husband for 30 years of Colleen (nee Perko); loving father of Jarrod, Jakob, and Hadlie; cherished son of Gail (nee Gorney) and the late Frederick (retired Fire Chief of Orange Village); dearest brother of Traci Gambino (husband Joe), Ryan (wife Jessi), and the late David (wife Marina); devoted son-in-law of Karen and the late Charles Perko and brother-in-law of Wendy (husband Mark) Demetrios; dearest nephew, uncle, great-uncle of many and friend to everyone. Dan died suddenly March 16, 2023; Dan was the current Mayor of Moreland Hills, Assistant Fire Chief for Orange Village and a Fire Captain for the City of Bedford Heights.

A 1986 graduate of Orange High School, Dan went on to earn his bachelor’s degree at Ohio University. An avid runner, Dan completed the New York City marathon, as well as several half marathons. He was also an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking, camping, kayaking, and frequent backpacking trips with friends and family.

Dan’s friendly nature, sense of humor and willingness to help people any time of day or night made him the go-to guy for just about any situation, whether it was in his neighborhood, at the fire station, or in the community. He was the epitome of public servant, receiving many awards and commendations over the years for his dedication and accomplishments in the fire service.

Despite his busy schedule, Dan always made time for his family and cherished all of the fun adventures they had together over the years. Although his presence in this world was cut way too short, the positive impact he made on his children and so many other people will be felt for decades to come.

In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested in memory of Dan to IAFF Center of Excellence or LifeAct.

Celebration of Life Service Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 2 PM at the FUNERAL HOME (live-stream via the funeral home website). Informal gathering to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Dan SATURDAY 12 Noon – 2 PM at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND,  12811 CHILLICOTHE RD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.).


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