Zachary John Anthony, 29, was a firefighter for the York City Fire/Rescue Services. Born December 15, 1988, in Allentown, Zachary was the son of Ray and Karen Anthony of Kunkletown, Pennsylvania.
Zachary was a 2007 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School in Broadheadsville, Pennsylvania, and a 2008 graduate of Florida State Fire College in Ocala. Previously a volunteer for Polk Volunteer Fire Department, he began his professional career with York City Fire/Rescue Services on August 9, 2010, where he was assigned to Engine 99-1 on D Platoon.
Zachary spent a huge amount of his time helping others in the community, including total strangers, on and off shift. He was admired for his relentless free-willed spirit that kept him open to new opportunities and experiences. Zachary enjoyed the camaraderie he had built with his fellow fire fighter brothers and thoroughly enjoyed their collective sense of humor. When he was not at work, Zachary spent his time idolizing John Wayne and all things American, including his passion for the outdoors and his Harley Davidson. Zachary loved his family dearly and often visited his hometown of Kunkletown.
Zachary lived as a York City resident and is survived by his wife, Brooke Hoffman, and their two dogs, Magnum and Charlie, which completed their family. He is also survived by his parents, Ray and Karen Anthony, of Kunkletown; two brothers, Samuel Anthony, of Norfolk, Virginia, and Marc Anthony, of Kunkletown; and paternal grandmother, Virginia Anthony, of Kunkletown.