Miranda “Randy” Starrett Moritz

March 25, 1952 ‒ January 08, 2021

Mansfield, Ohio

Miranda “Randy” Starrett Moritz, age 68, of Mansfield peacefully passed away Friday, January 8, 2021 at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s hospital in Westerville surrounded by family following a brief illness.

Randy was born March 25, 1952, in Ashland the daughter of John and Barbara (Beach) Pastor. After graduating Stow High School with the class of 1970, she went on to earn her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Bowling Green State University. Randy was the librarian for Madison Junior High School for 35 years and was dearly loved by faculty and students alike.

Randy was very social with a bright smile and an infectious laugh. She dearly loved to cruise and thoroughly enjoyed spoiling the grandchildren, so much so that she was called “Nana Presents.” Randy was an active volunteer for decades. She focused her efforts since retirement on the Art Center, Kingwood Center, Altrusa, and educating children on study skills through the Salvation Army Dewald Center. She was also very active in the Miss Ohio Pageant for many years, even serving as director and co-director for the local pageant.

She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Fred Moritz of Mansfield; brother Drew (Adele) Pastor of Columbia, MD; children Deb (Frank) Ross of Delaware, Shery (John) Milz of Perrysburg, and Don (Jackie) Moritz of Columbus; grandchildren Adam, Sonja, Patrick, Mitch, Shelby, Matt, Donovan, Tom, Abby, and Lauren; great-grandchildren Clay, Ross, and Nolan; along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.

In addition to her parents, Randy was preceded in death by her sister, Alix Kolt.

A private memorial mass will be celebrated by Father Matt Frisbee at Resurrection Parish with interment to follow in Lexington Cemetery. A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Lexington Avenue Chapel is honored to serve the family. Online condolences can be made at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Salvation Army Mansfield Dewald Center.

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  • To the family of Randy Moritz,

    We were so very saddened to learn of Randy’s passing. Being new to the Charles Mill Lake community we had only met a little over a year ago. I had a funny conversation with Randy one day when she and Fred were just going out for her daily walk following her knee replacement. Randy smiled and said, “I try to go one more mailbox each day.” I laughed and said, “It’s good to have a goal.”

    Sincerely,
    Barb & Charlie Earles

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. We worked together at Madison Junior High for many years. She was a great friend and we’ll miss her presence in our lives.
    Harriet Sands

  • I enjoyed my many years working with Randy at Madison. To say she was the school’s librarian barely scratches the surface. The library was the school’s hub and Randy’s efforts across 35 years always went above and beyond the call … for the kids, for the staff, for the district. She was a good friend. Please accept our condolences.

  • Sherry and family,
    So sorry for your loss.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    God Bless,
    Gary and Ronda Stone
    Melisa Stone-Watters
    Scott Stone

  • Fred,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Randy was such a ray of sunshine in our community. I don’t think I ever saw her without her great smile. I know you will miss her greatly but I am sure she will be watching over you and your family from heaven.

    Love you
    Patti Scott (Kiwanis buddy)

  • I am so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Fred and famly. All of my children ave memories of Randy while attending Madison Junior High.

  • We are so sorry to hear that Randy has passed away. She was a bright ray of sunshine whenever we talked with her. Our boys have fond memories of her from the Junior High Library and when she was co-ordinator of the Ski Club. We enjoyed visiting with her at different functions in our Neighborhood. She was always happy and very involved . Our thoughts and prayers go out to Fred and and the Family. She will be truly missed.
    Dick and Jan Henson

  • Dear Fred and Family, We were so very sorry to learn about losing Randy. There are no words to express how sad I feel for you. May God give you the strength to get through some of the difficult days ahead. Much Love 💕 and Prayers. Lynnie

  • We were so saddened to learn of Randy’s passing. Her huge smile, laugh, and wonderful personality brightened everyone’s day. I have such fond memories working with her at Madison Junior High, not only in the library, but also with things such as Secret Santa and our Student Council trips. You just couldn’t help smiling when being around her. My wife Deb also loved working with her in Altrusa. She will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  • Fred
    So Sorry to here of the passing of your wife. Our prayers are with you and your family. Hope to be seeing you again at our once a month lunches. God Bless and peace to you and your family in this trying time

  • Fred and family, So sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. She was a positive influence on the Madison Schools, the Charles Mills neighborhood and the Mansfield community. It’s amazing the number of lives she influenced.

    Sally and Bud Henderson

  • Mr. Moritz, Sherry, Deb, and Don:

    I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    I remember all of you from years ago at Lexington High School.

    Joan Berry Kalamas

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