Ronald William Tackmann was born in Manhattan on Oct. 1, 1953, to William Tackmann and Genevieve Latko Devine. His father was an executive of the New York Titans football club (which became the New York Jets) and later worked in the entertainment industry, requiring him to be out of town frequently. His mother also worked outside the home, and Ronald was largely raised by an aunt and uncle in Queens.
Mr.Tackmann is survived by two children, Derek Marzlock and Louise Rosario, and two grandchildren. His mother died of the coronavirus in April. (In her apartment, she had kept under glass a drawing that her son had made at age 2.) Another son, Christopher, died in a boating accident in 1985.
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