Mario A Lerma

1953 - 2021

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Mario A. Lerma, 67, of Tucson, AZ and formerly of Findlay, passed away on January 19, 2021, at his residence. He was born on April 10, 1953, in Findlay to the late Baldomero "Homer" and Juanita (Peguero) Lerma. Mario is survived by his brothers: Arthur (Mary) Lerma of Findlay and Julio (Jean) de la Peña of Las Cruces, NM; sister, Emilia de la Peña; nieces and nephews: Brian, Jennifer, Joan, Jim, Sarah, Bill Jr. and Ashley. He was also preceded in death by sisters: Sylvia Hall and Gracie Rissler. Mario was a 1971, graduate of Findlay High School, and also New Mexico State University. He was a very health conscientious man, who enjoyed running and going for walks. His interest included Civil War History and photography, often taking pictures during his daily walks. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 18, 2021, at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay, where visitation will be held 1 hour (12:00-1:00 p.m.) prior to the service. Burial will be in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, Findlay. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and/or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Thursday, February 18th 2021 12:00 to 1:00 PM

  • Memorial Service:

    Thursday, February 18th 2021 - 1:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    St. Michael Cemetery [Map]
    932 W. Main Cross St
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Contributions:

    St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
    750 Bright Road
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

    Donors Choice


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To : Art Lerma family
Date :Thursday, February 11th 2021
From : Jim Barb Steinman
To Lerma Family,
Sorry to hear of your loss and know you have our deepest sympathy.
Jim Steinman

To : Arthur Lerma
Date :Saturday, February 13th 2021
From : Rick Pat Martinez
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Brother Mario.
Prayers for you & your family at this time.

To : ArtMary and all the Lerma Families
Date :Monday, February 15th 2021
From : Ken and Rosey Tiell
Our deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one.Prayers for all the families in your time of need to bring you comfort. I went to school with Mario and always like being friends with him.Always had a smile and talked with any one he met.Our families went way back in the years,the old west park crowd.Always got together even it was a friendly ballgame or a cookout. Great memories! Will miss you my friend. Rosey(Pina)&Ken Tiell

To : Emilia
Date :Tuesday, February 16th 2021
From : Jane Anderson
Hello Emilia: Thank you for sending me this information. I am learning more about Mario from his obituary than I knew from 8 months of his living here with Devin and I.
He was a very private man. I appreciate knowing about his family and a little bit of his background. He had two snapshot pictures of his high school portrait, and I saved one for us.

Mario was very quiet, but his absence is very loud. Whenever I see a thin man jogging with a sunhat on, I look twice to see if it's Mario.

Meanwhile, I am feeling very sad for you and your family. It is not easy being the survivor.

Keep me posted. Take time to look at the sky. Mario took pictures of it every night.

To : sarah rissler crane family
Date :Thursday, February 18th 2021
From : Christi West
We are sorry to hear of the passing of your uncle Mario. He was so young and a very nice man. Condolences to you and your family.
We hope to see you at a later time.