Ronald Benjamin, a longtime resident of the Bronx, died on June 22, 2023. He was 81.

Mr. Benjamin was born on December 31, 1941 in the Bronx to the late John and Margaret (Garvey) Benjamin. He is a graduate of Pace University with a Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration – Public Accountancy. Ron also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business.

Ron was admitted to the partnership of Mitchell & Titus, LLP in 1984. He was the partner-in-charge of the Nonprofit Organizations practice of Mitchell & Titus. In that position, he was responsible for setting the firm’s policies and procedures in connection with accounting and audit issues of nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining Mitchell & Titus, he was a director in the firm of Stewart, Benjamin & Brown, P.C., which was merged into Mitchell & Titus in 1984.

Ron was a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he served on several committees and chaired the Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations Committee and the Exempt Organizations Committee. He was an officer of the NYSSCPA and served on its Board of Directors. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Accountants and one of the “Founding NABA Nine” of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). Ron has also served on the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the American Institute of CPAs and serves on the boards of several charitable organizations.

Ronnie leaves to mourn Carmen Benjamin; his daughters, Nicolle and Danielle; his son Christopher Benjamin; his son-in-law Joshua Kurz; grandchildren Zachary and Ian; his sister Christine (Tina) Benjamin-Austin; half-brother Frederick Garvey; brother-in-law John Austin; his nephew Ari Benjamin; and cousins Marilyn Smith and Michael Garvey.

Visiting will be Friday, July 7 from 4-8pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, July 8 at 10am at the Funeral Home. Cremation will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, East 233rd Street and Webster Avenue, Bronx.



  1. Chris & Marcia Storey on July 1, 2023 at 10:55 am

    Tina & John,

    We would like to express our sorrow and condolences to you and your family for the departing of your dear brother. I know this must be difficult; from the many stories you shared, I know you two were very close and you were proud of him, proud of your brothers accomplishments and who he was as a man. May Ronnie rest in peace.
    When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. May you treasure all your memories of Ronnie.

    Our sincere sympathy,
    Chris & Marcia

  2. Plynie May on July 3, 2023 at 10:33 am

    Nicolle my heart goes out to you. I have you and your family in my prayers. I know you were with your Dad everyday. Your dedication to him was untouchable. I am praying for your peace and healing in these trying times.

    Plynie May

  3. Fred Davis, Partner, Mitchell & Titus, LLP on July 4, 2023 at 4:52 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the family for the loss of such a great person. Ron was a great technician but a better person. He mentored me when I joined Mitchell Titus as a direct admit partner. He was a true professionali in every sense of the word. As one of the Founders of the National Association of Black Accountants his mark on the accounting professional is everlasting. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Neil Williams, CPA , former partner Mitchell & Titus LLP on July 4, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    Ron was a role model and truly a man of integrity. A quiet giant, who had a profound impact on the accounting profession and has one of the founders of National Association of Black Accountants (NABA, Inc) had a major impact on black accounting community. My sincere condolences to his ❤️ ones.

  5. Femi Amorin CPA: Former Manager Mitchell & Titus LLP on July 4, 2023 at 10:15 pm

    What a loss! Ron was a great man with profound integrity. He was a thoroughbred professional who modeled many accountants during his services. He had a passion for excellence and quality work. I pray Almighty God comforts the family and give them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss in Jesus’ mighty name

  6. Debbie Chesebro on July 5, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    Dani, Chris & Nicolle –

    I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and the rest of the family at this difficult time. No words can convey what it means to lose a loved one but may all of these wonderful remembrances be some comfort to you. Sending you all my love and support.

    Much love and hugs,
    Debbie Chesebro

  7. Irene Davis on July 5, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    Ron was easily one of the kindest, most patient individuals I have ever met. His accomplishments and knowledge were vast, but I most admired him for his humility, grace, and dignity. Family, you will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers, but I hope you are comforted by the amazing example and legacy he has left us all.

  8. Calvin Harris on July 5, 2023 at 8:20 pm

    What a legendary life of service. And what a tremendous loss.

    On behalf of the New York State Society of CPAs, please accept our sincere condolences. And, as a personal aside, as both CEO of NYSSCPA, and a past National President of NABA (where Mr. Benjamin was one of the Founders), I wish to add “THANK YOU”.

    All the best.

  9. Darrell Giles, Retired Mitchell Titus Partner on July 5, 2023 at 9:17 pm

    Ron was one of most accomplished individuals I have ever had the pleasure to know and the humblest. Such a treasure to know and work with. Sincere to a fault, I learned so much from him during my years at Mitchell Titus. I was proud to call him my partner for over 20 years.

  10. Vernice Gamble on July 6, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    My condolences to the family.

  11. NABA Inc. (formerly the National Association of Black Accountants) on July 6, 2023 at 7:46 pm

    On behalf of NABA Inc., we extend our deepest condolences your family during this incredibly difficult time. We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ronald Benjamin, a beloved member of our NABA community. Please know that our thoughts, prayers, and support are with you and your family as you navigate through this period of grief and loss.

    Ronald’s contributions to NABA and the accounting profession were truly remarkable. His influential role as one of the “Founding NABA Nine” will always be remembered and celebrated.

    May Ron’s soul rest in eternal peace, and may you find solace in the love, support, and cherished memories shared by those whose lives he touched. We are here for you, today and always.

    With heartfelt condolences,

    NABA Nation

  12. Richardson Taylor on July 7, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family.

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