Samuel Joseph Lerma

1991 - 2021


Samuel Joseph Lerma

Jan 10, 1991 -Mar 09,2021

Samuel Joseph Lerma died unexpectedly in Buena Park, Ca. Beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin. Sam was born January 10, 1991 at Saint Mary’s hospital; Long Beach, Ca. Sam moved with his family to Vista, Ca in 1999. He graduated from Vista Adult School and received a certificate of manufacturing from Mira Costa College. Sam worked in manufacturing for American Woodmark in Anaheim, Ca. Sam enjoyed RAP and Hip-Hop music, skateboarding, sports and sports trivia, working out and taking walks within nature. He was involved in scouting, played little league baseball and youth soccer. He loved the San Diego Chargers and Padre’s baseball. Sam enjoyed taking vacations and camping trips with his family and friends. 

Sam is survived by his mother Jayne. B. Lerma, his father Joseph. S. Lerma, brother Daniel. J. Lerma. 2 grandparents, 2 uncles, 2 aunts and 4 cousins. In addition to friends, co-workers and acquittances. Sam lived his life with grit and determination! facing life’s challenges with purpose and resolve. He is loved and may his soul shine upon us with love, empathy and understanding.

A celebration of life and remembrance will be held at a time and place yet to be determined and the family will advise. The family suggest to make a donation in Sam’s memory to the Salvation Armies general fund and or a charity of your choosing.                

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March 16, 2021 4:21 PM

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Tom and Pam Little

March 16, 2021 11:32 AM

With our deepest sympathies. Rest in Peace Samuel.
Tom and Pam Little

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May 14, 2021 3:54 PM

We have walked so many miles together over the years that a tree seems such a wonderful way to celebrate Sam. Sending you love.

Lori and Dennis Kanewischer

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April 5, 2021 6:56 AM

Joe, Jane and Danny,

I’m sorry for your loss. My Family and I continue to pray for your family and Sam. Vic and I love you guys❤️

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