Memorial Book for Ronald Lerner

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  1. I met Ron in 1984 when I began my new job. Ron always took the new employee under his wing and went above and beyond to train them. I was blessed by his willingness to share his knowledge and his great patience. We worked together until he retired. Ron was a big part of my continued success at work and we always had a lot of fun in the office when Ron was there. I will always have great memories of the times we shared. I will miss Ron greatly.

  2. I had the pleasure of working with Ron for 23 of his 42 years with the state. He was a devoted employee and a very good person. Whenever anyone visited the NY office, he would try to ensure they really enjoyed their visit. He meant a lot to all that had the pleasure of working with him. My sincere condolences to his family.

  3. Ron’s long service with Sheryl and his friends and colleagues in the NY office means that his contribution is part of the office’s folk law. Although I did not work with Ron for long, he was generous in sharing his experience and knowledge both with work and how to enjoy a cruise should I take one. My sympathy to his family and wife at this sad time.

  4. My deepest sympathies to the Lerner family. I worked with Ron out of the NY office. Ron was a very giving individual. I will miss him and cherish the memories we had working together. Ron was a real mensch. RIP

  5. I had a great time working with Ron from 2003 until he retired in 2013. There is never a dull moment with Ron. He is a person that you can count on if you ever needed anything. I will forever cherished the time I have with Ron. I will miss Ron. His favorite line to me was “Rome was not build in one day”. ♥

  6. I learned a lot from Ron when I first started with Revenue, and he acted as my professional conscience going forward, honing me to the Department’s values and protocol. His high level of energy in engaging all of us in the New York office was contagious to many, and that was one of the reasons our office maintained a high level of performance in getting audits done and prevailing in the more significant audits.

    Ron also taught us to me mindful of the taxpayers we are working with, to treat them as human beings and to teach them, fostering more of an environment of working together and less of an adversarial relationship. Ron also showed us that some taxpayers are more comfortable with an adversarial relationship, and to a reasonable extent we are happy to oblige, thereby maintaining the Department’s integrity and dedication to high standards and results.

  7. Prayers and thoughts go out to Ron’s family. Although I work in the Nashville office, we did interact and Ron was always a pleasure to speak with on the phone or in-person when we had training sessions. I know he will be greatly missed by family. May God provide you comfort during this most difficult time.

  8. I worked with Ron for many years prior to his retirement in 2013 and he was always a pleasure to talk with and be around. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  9. Ron had been my colleague for 16 years before he retired in 2013. He was a very open, kind and generous person with a good personality. He had a special talent of calculating in his head any complex combinations of numbers. A vivid Yankee’s fan and traveler with tons of stories to share. I don’t remember him ever being angry or rude; he was a peace maker in the office. He liked a good laugh and had endless stories about job and life. You never forget such people, they do live a trace in your life. My deepest condolences to his wife Roberta, Ron’s children and grandchildren.

  10. I met Ron in 1984, when I started working for the Sate of TN. We became close friends & colleagues immediately as Ron took me under his wing and by example not only taught me the laws & rules needed to conduct an audit, but also how to approach Taxpayers in order to obtain the information needed to complete audits. My first overnight audit was with Ron in Boston. It was an experience I’ll never forget. I learned so much from Ron over the years.

    On a personable note, Ron & I shared our experiences of raising our children over the years as our children were close in age. We attended our children’s Bat & Bar Mitsvahs, as well as weddings & births of grandchildren.i will miss Ron dearly. My thoughts & prayer go out to Roberta & the entire Lerner family!

  11. I worked out of our Chicago office, so I primarily saw Ron at training events in Nashville, but he was intelligent and always a pleasure to talk to and to seek advice from…and he was a tremendous asset to the TN DOR. He will be missed…

  12. My heart is Heavy having just come from Ron’s Funeral. Many emotions were felt with the sharings.
    They were right to the point.
    As a fellow worker and Great friend I can attest to your sincerity as a truly great human being.
    Your friendship over the years has enhanced my life in many ways. I always looked forward to our get
    togethers for I was able to experience the genuine person you were and real down to earth.
    Ron you will truly be missed by many especially me.
    Rest In Peace Buddy. Roger
    Roberta – Know that our friendship continues. God Bless

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