Anthony C. DelVecchio Memorial Fund

For: Traci DelVecchio
Organizer: Genny Ledbetter
of $8,000 goal.
Raised by 187 donors
100% Complete
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The Story

Anthony “Tony” Christopher DelVecchio (DEVO), age 47, passed away March 28, 2014 of a cardiac dysrhythmia at home with his wife Traci Kirksey DelVecchio in Toston, MT. 

Anthony was born in Santa Clara, CA in 1966 and moved to Carson City, NV as a teenager.  Anthony’s life was dedicated to serving our country.  He joined the US Navy at the age of 20 and in 1991 he began his career as a US Navy SEAL. He was assigned to SEAL Team 5 until 1996.  In 1996, he became a Naval Special Warfare Instructor.  In 1999 he was assigned to SEAL Team 4 where he served until 2001 when he started as Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL Instructor (BUD/S) until 2003. In 2003 he joined the Navy Parachute Team “The Leap Frogs” until his retirement in 2006.  Since 2006 he has served overseas as a mobile security officer with SOC, LLC.   

He is survived by his wife, Traci DelVecchio, and her parents Steve & Janet Kirksey of Townsend, MT, his daughters Breanna and Dani DelVecchio of San Diego, CA, his mother Diane DelVecchio of Gilroy, CA, his sister and brother-in-law Veronica & Stephen Palazzolo of Carson City, NV and their children, Nick, Giana, Dustin, & Gabrielle and 9 DelVecchio aunts and uncles.

Tony was a wonderful husband, son, brother, uncle, father of 2 beautiful girls, and a great friend.  Being a US Navy SEAL was his most proud accomplishment. He had an amazing sense of humor, loved to drive around the mountains and be in nature, loved his Harley Davidson, Arturo Fuente cigars, and a good Scotch! He and Traci loved traveling together and doing just about anything together.  He was the love of her life.  As much difficulty as his life-long military service brought him relationally; it is what he was made to do. He would have laid down his life for his brothers without a second’s thought.  He was a rare person; a real-life hero.

More information can be found at  His wife, Traci, would like to extend her personal THANK YOU for the many kind words and incredibly thoughtful donations and wants you to know that your words are blessings and mean the world to her and to Anthony's family.  Traci knows that Tony will always be watching over us all and that her heart will always belong to him.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 30, 2014 by Genny Ledbetter

I just wanted to extend my personal THANK YOU for the many kind words and incredibly thoughtful donations posted to this site and to the funeral home's site  I want you to know that your words are SUCH blessings to me and that your generousity means the world to my family and I.  It is so wonderful to see how many of you loved him and how much of a profound impact he had on your lives.  I know mine will never been the same... But I know that as long as we are all on this earth, our Anthony will always be watching over us... God Bless you, Traci aka Mrs. Devo

Posted on April 11, 2014 by Genny Ledbetter
HOTEL INFO for Celebration of Life
Carson Valley Inn 800-321-6983, group #504028

Group rate is only good for reservations made by April 19. 
Specify when calling if you want 1 king or 2 queen beds, smoking or non.   

Std room:
$72/night Sun-Thurs
$85/night Fri & Sat
+tax 13%
Two night minimum stay for group pricing, otherwise a $30 fee will be added. 

Posted on April 2, 2014 by Genny Ledbetter
Celebration of Life hosted by Stacey & James Stiltz
April 26 at 1:00 PM in Garderville, NV

If you are interested in attending please email  your name and email address so that I can add you to the evite as we will be sending out updates and information via evite and need to keep an accurate head count.

Posted on March 31, 2014 by Genny Ledbetter
Funeral services will be held April 1 at 2:00 pm at:
Stevenson Wilke funeral home 
212 Broadway 
Townsend, MT 59644

The DelVecchio family will host a celebration of life in Carson city , NV ain April. Details to come 

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