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Anastacio Lerma Jr.

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January 1, 1951 ~ November 30, 2022

Born in: Laredo, Texas
Resided in: San Antonio, Texas

Anastacio (Tacho) Lerma Jr., 71, was called to be with our Lord on November 30, 2022. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 20 years, Maria Elena Lerma; along with his 6 children, 5 grandchildren, and 9 siblings. He was a Vietnam, Desert Storm Veteran.

Anastacio Lerma Jr. was born January 1, 1951 in Laredo, Texas to Anastacio Sr. and Paula Lerma. At the age of 17, Anastacio volunteered to serve in the US Navy and began his training in Orlando, Florida (October 1969-January 1970). He was then moved to the Naval Air Station in Atlanta, Georgia (1970-1971). Anastacio was very proud of his time in the Navy and loved the years he spent out at sea. He served on many ships such as the USS Perkins (January 1971-March 1973), the USS King (April 1973-February 1976), the USS Anchorage (September 1973-February 1976), the USS Kitty Hawk (May 1984-September 1987), and lastly, the USS Halsey (January 1991-Jannuary 1994).

Anastacio was also stationed at the Naval Air Station in Lemoore, California (March 1976-September 1978), the Naval Air Station in Kingsville, Texas (February 1982-May 1984), the Naval Air Station in San Diego, California where he served as their Chief of Police on the base (December 1987-December 1990), The Naval Submarine Base in San Diego, California (February 1994-November 1955). He also did a detachment at Fort McClellan, Alabama (October 1987-December 1987)

Anastacio spent most of his life at sea and retired from the Navy as Chief Petty Officer. Aside from his military career, Anastacio was a devoted father. He coached and served as umpire for his Children’s little league baseball team; a sport he loved. After retiring from the U.S Navy, Tacho worked for local landscaping companies as a State of Texas licensed irrigator.

He is survived by his children; James, Christina, Daniel (Rebecca), Dimas (Amiee) and Anastacio III. His grandchildren; Zackary, Mina, Lana, Andrew and Sophia. His siblings; Mary Lopez (Rudy), Aurora Olguin (Tony), Linda Vasquez(Richard), Armando Lerma(Elena), David Lerma, MaryLou Lerma, Rachel Humes, Paula Martini(Matt), and Alex Lerma(Glenda), as well as numerous  nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Anastacio was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be dearly missed. Anastacio is preceded in death by his parents, Anastacio Sr. and Paula Lerma; son Andrew Lerma, and sister-in-law; Cindy Lerma.


Visitation: December 5, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Benedict Catholic Church
4535 Lord Rd.
San Antonio, TX United States


Rosary: December 5, 2022 10:00 am

St. Benedict Catholic Church
4535 Lord Rd.
San Antonio, TX United States


Funeral Service: December 5, 2022 11:00 am

St. Benedict Catholic Church
4535 Lord Rd.
San Antonio, TX United States


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  1. CandleImageTacho, I am proud to have served with you. My fondest memories of being in the Navy was on the team with you and Max. Max was a good dog that had a Great Handler. You will be missed! Fair Winds and Following Seas.

  2. Rest in peace. I’m glad I got to know you along with your son. You were a wonderful dad to him and so dedicated. I pray God gives your family peace.

  3. Maria I am sorry for your loss my condolences to you and your Family. I have Prayed a Special Prayer for the Family.

  4. Thank you Mr.Lerma for your service to our country. It is because of men like you that we enjoy our freedom. My heart felt condolences to your family especially your children.
    Most sincerely, Lucia Garza

  5. I have loved you since the first time I met you and have never stopped. Thank you for my four children and all of the memories that we shared together. Thru good times and bad you were always my best friend. Rest in peace and take care of our son, Andrew. Until we meet again.

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