RIDGEWOOD — Ronald A. Sarno, 71, recently died.
Son of the late Anthony Sarno and the late Philomena Pilla of Jersey City, he attended St. Aloysius Academy, Our Lady of Victories Grammar School and St. Peter's Prep. He received BA and MA degrees from Boston College and Union Theological Seminary. He began his professional career as a member of the Jesuit order. He taught for several years at Xavier High School in New York City. After leaving the Jesuits, he became a hospital administrator at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson and at Memorial Sloane-Kettering in New York City. During this period he received a Ph.D. from New York University in education. Later he received his JD degree from Fordham University. Initially an associate with Dennis J. Cummins Jr., Esq. in Fair Lawn, he went to New York City as an associate at Belair, Kline & Evans, then at Quirk & Bakalor, P.C. Finally, he established the Law Firm of Sarno & De Felice in New York City and Sarno Law Firm in Ridgewood. He played a volunteer role as a moot court judge at Yale College for the last four years. He produced eight books, including "Prayers for Modern, Urban, Uptight Man," and he was a writing consultant for the television program "Mod Squad." In progress is an adult adaptation of an original Epillaw Taxonomy Learning to Think and Write, designed in assisting the learning process of the English language. He was a resident of Ridgewood for the last 25 years.
Published in The Ridgewood News on Mar. 13, 2013