OBITUARY

Ronald C. Tockman

May 18, 1945September 13, 2021

Ronald C. Tockman passed away September 13th, 2021 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Ronn was born in St. Louis, Missouri on May 18th 1945 and moved to Canton, Massachusetts as a teenager. He was the loving son to the late Gertrude and Ruben J. Tockman. Ronn was a devoted husband and father of wife Lois Gibley and their children and their wives, Neil & Jennifer Tockman (NH), Lee & Lesley Tockman (NJ), and Gail Tockman (MA). Cherished brother of Steven Tockman and his wife Marcene, and Michelle (Tockman) Pine and her husband Stephen. He adored his grandchildren Hunter, Hannah, Aidan, Alex, and Dylan and would travel on a regular basis to spend time and celebrate special occasions with them. Ronn also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews.

Ronn was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War, earning two Purple Hearts for his bravery and commitment to keeping our Freedom.

Upon returning from the war, he earned his degree from Suffolk University in accounting and continued to earn his CPA licensure. He was committed to his profession, serving as a partner in firm for many years and then venturing on his own in his private practice. Ronn was proud of his business and the work he did, and he even kept his business running while in the hospital. Ronn was an active member of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners, presented at many conferences, sat on the Board of Directors, and served as their Vice President.

Ronn loved to play and watch sports and even more so loved being with his children, coaching, watching games, going to the Boston Garden for Celtics games, Bruins games and any sport you could think of; he loved to be part of their lives.

Ronn got great pleasure from giving back to the community and helping the less fortunate. He was an active member of the Knights of Pythias for 20+ years, serving many roles including Chancellor Commander.

Ronn will be greatly missed by his family and friends and will forever be in their hearts and thoughts.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 17th at 9:30AM at Knollwood Memorial Park, 321 High Street, Canton, MA 02021. Services will be livestreamed via Zoom. For Zoom information, please contact Stanetsky Memorial Chapels at 781-821-4600.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the West Roxbury VA Medical Center, as they took such great care of him after returning from the War and during his recent illness, keeping him comfortable during his last hours.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, September 17, 2021

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Robert Brown

September 17, 2021

I had the privilege of serving on the board of directors of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners with Ron for several years. A true gentlemen, valued colleague, and a great friend.

I, like so many, will miss him always.

Katherine Urekew

September 17, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Ronn's family - work and home. He was my accountant for so many years and I always looked forward to his smile and joyful disposition. When my daughter was little, I would bring her along. Ronn was wonderful with children and always was so genuinely interested in her well-being and welcomed her to the office. Ronn boasted about his family and grandchildren. He was so proud of Kelly and they were such a dynamic duo. He took joy in sharing his knowledge with Kelly and so much pride in her accomplishments as a Mom and Accountant. Ronn will be so missed but will live on in his work through Kelly and his legacy through his family.
Best,
Kate

Steve Cohn

September 17, 2021

Here's a photo of Ronn from about spring, 1969.

Steve Cohn

September 17, 2021

My deepest condolences to Ronn's children and family. I first met Ronn in school in Worcester shortly after his return from Viet Nam. We did a lot together back then, including bowling since he was a former professional bowler and wanted to keep practicing his sport. We both later went to other schools and into other professions and drifted apart. I later discovered we lived only a couple of towns apart and one day years ago I popped into his office. The look on his face was precious. We chatted for about ten to 15 minutes catching up before one of his clients arrived. He still had the same likable persona. We met frequently at his favorite haunt, Maxies, quite often for a while until I learned he had not been well. May he rest in peace and his memories within me will always be for a blessing.

Judy West

September 17, 2021

I'm truly sorry to learn of your loss, and hope that comforting memories of Ron will warm your heart and ease the sadness.
I will always remember him with great fondness.

Frank Alexander

September 16, 2021

I am saddened to hear about Ron and the loss for your Family. I wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Joanne KANE

September 15, 2021

Ron has been my CPA for about 30 years and had been parents CPA as well. He was always willing and able to do my taxes as well answer any questions I had.. To the Tockman family I'm sorry for your loss. He will be missed!

Jan Klein

September 14, 2021

Ronnie was my cousin, seven years older than me. When we all lived in St. Louis the families would go out to dinner together. Ronnie would order strange and bizarre food and then jokingly threaten to beat me up when we got home if I did not taste whatever he ordered. I know now he was joking but as a little girl of four, five, and six he scared me.
To this day, I thank Ronnie for doing this as I will taste and eat almost anything.
Thank you, Ronnie! I love you and miss you.
Your little cousin Jan.

Kelly Pota

September 14, 2021

From a once grateful employee, now carrying on what you built, I promise to do what you set out to do over 45 years ago and accomplished! Rest in peace "Roon". You're forever in mine and Mia's heart!

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