United States Navy ET2, PO2 John Anthony Deltoro passed away on June 3, 2022 while in the line of duty.

Deltoro was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina and raised in Grovetown, Georgia. Being a middle child, he had an older brother, James and a younger sister, Sarah. Throughout his childhood, he loved playing football and watching the Georgia Bulldogs play every season. He and his future wife, Heather, met soon after graduating high school at Heather’s workplace and would eventually have four beautiful children together.

Inspired by his family members who served in the U.S. Navy, Deltoro enlisted in January of 2012. He had a drive for protecting his country and a deep appreciation for his involvement in special warfare. He also loved the strong sense of community that the Navy fostered in him. His main goals for his career were to continue to grow and become the best version of himself. Deltoro was on his way home from training in Niland when his van hit an embankment and crashed into a boulder, resulting in his death.

Heather currently loves to hike, travel, and spend time with her and her husband’s children, Caroline, Parker, Luke, and Annabelle. She is also involved in her community by becoming the West Coast Gold Star Ombudsman. In the future, Heather is excited to continue to watch her children grow and thrive. She is grateful to the Foundation for providing her family the financial stability of a mortgage-free home. With some stress lifted off of her shoulders, Heather is able to focus on herself and her children as they grieve the loss of their loved one. She would like others to know that Deltoro was a family man and his ambitious and loving personality gave himself, his wife, and his children a life he thought they deserved. Deltoro was a great father and an amazing husband.

United States Navy ET2, PO2 John Anthony Deltoro is survived by his loving wife, Heather, and his children, Caroline, Parker, Luke, and Annabelle.