The Ivan & Zach Firefighters Memorial Gardens
“Their spirit and devotion as public servants is embedded in this place-making memorial site. We invite you to etch in stone your gratitude for their legacy of commitment to protecting the residents of York City.”
Ivan Flancha and Zach Anthony made their ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty on Thursday, March 22, 2018 as a result of a fire in the York City - North East neighborhood. Their devotion to family, friends, colleagues, and York City will be long remembered in The Ivan & Zach Firefighter Memorial Gardens.
Your sponsorship of an engraved brick will bring this memorial to life. There are two brick sizes and 2 brick colors to choose from. We will provide you a separate form to submit the text you'd like to engrave.
We have brought together three groups: Their families, the Fire Department they served valiantly, and the neighborhood residents who live where the fire happened. Together, we envisioned three professionally designed gardens and patios which will serve as a vibrant, living memorial. It is a fitting tribute to their life and their sacrifice.
Bricks and engraving provided by:
Choose between two brick sizes:
8" x 8" - $175
Mini Brick Replica
Choose an optional exact replica of your brick to display at home or office.
“Ivan loved being a firefighter, he was devoted to the community, and he took great joy in his family and many friends.. we miss him everyday."
- Judy Luckow, Ivan’s Mom
Author: Ivan’s Brother
It’s time to go
Your work is done
There was some pain
But mostly fun
There will be laughs
There will be tears
Thinking of you
Throughout the years
You will be missed
My lifelong friend
We meet again.
“We are so blessed that you are honoring Zachary with a memorial garden. We are pleased that he will be remembered forever in the city of York. Zachary would be humbled because he was "just" doing his job, he was "just" helping a friend, he was "just" helping someone in need; because that is "just" the love that Zachary had for everyone.
We have peace because we know that Zachary heard ‘Well done, good and faithful servant' (Matt 25:23) as he entered heaven.
We miss him every day, and we are so thankful that the city of York and the residence of this fine city love Zachary!
As Zach always said "MAKE IT A GREAT DAY!"
Karen, Ray, Marc and Samuel.Sponsor a Brick
- You can choose "Check" as the method of payment. The email receipt will provide you the information you need to complete the sponsorship.
- We will send you a separate form to submit your brick text. Look for this form in Mid-April.
- If you choose more than 1 brick, please enter the name and email of the person you'd like to submit the brick text.
- Please contact us at 717-893-6893 if you would like to discuss corporate sponsorship.