Robert Zachary, 27

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 23:00

Eagle River resident, Robert Zachary Firlan, 27, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in Anchorage from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Funeral services were held May 10, 2014 at the Dimond Boulevard Baptist Church in Anchorage, followed by a celebration of life at the VFW Post in Eagle River. Burial will be at a later date at the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Zach was born February 27, 1987, to Robert and Cynthia (Bridge) Firlan in Warrenton, Va. He moved to Alaska nine years ago while in the military and was also honored a Purple Heart medal for faithfully serving his country with tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. After his retirement from the service he worked as a real estate lease administration manager in Anchorage.

His family and friends said, “Zachary was a loving father and husband. He always put his family first and made sure they were taken care of. He could make friends with anyone and bring a smile to everybody’s face. He has always been the life of the party and a genuine person with a genuine heart. He adored his family time, and had a passion for weightlifting and cars.”

Zach is survived by his parents, Kelly and Cynthia Firlan; wife, Brooklyn Firlan; and his sons, Braxton, Aiden, Avery Firlan, and baby on the way, Zachary; sisters, Becca and Amanda; and brother, Jake.

Arrangements were by the Anchorage Funeral Home & Crematory.

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