With loved ones by her side, Arlana Pathammavong, 39, of North Tonawanda, formerly of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Dec. 13, 2022, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. She was born on Sept. 8, 1983, in Batavia to the late Samlane Pathammavong and Diane (Wiedenhofer) Pathammavong of Brockport.
Not all of her loved ones were there to say goodbye, because one room, any room, could never hold the number of people who loved Arlana, much less all of the people who she shined her love upon during her time with us. Arlana, Lana, The Asian, Auntie Lana, The Ambassador of Happiness, A Fierce Warrior, A Legacy of Kindness, A Light, Sunshine … all of the nicknames which could be used to describe the living example of generosity, joy, kindness, positivity, light, caring, loyalty, and love — they all belong to her.
Arlana was born to this world with a love to be shared. As she grew she learned to share her gift. She left a lasting impression on everyone she crossed paths with.
Lana’s love left nothing unsaid. It needed no words — though words were often used. A handwritten note, soul-stirring text, a deep, soulful social-media post encouraging positivity and joy, a conversation over dinner (for which she often paid — much to the frustration of the guest), sharing her joy for simple pleasures such as fine wine, passionate food, sunsets, nature and moments … Arlana truly celebrated the beauty and preciousness of moments.
“I am on a journey to encourage people to be the best version of themselves possible,” — Arlana. The truth is, Lana, we all know that to be the best version of ourselves, we need to be more like you.
In addition to her mother, Arlana is survived by her loving, devoted partner, Sarah Tsirtsakis and her 4 children, who she loved and adored, as if they were her own, Niko, Alex, Kali and Mira; siblings, Jason (Mary Ellen) Reardon of Batavia, Holley (John Giessler) Reardon of Batavia, Nong (Jason) Masters of Arizona, Chanta (Florence) Sayphrarath of California, and Joy (Frangelica) Sayphrarath, and their children; along with nieces and nephews, James, Thomas, Sean; as well as her beloved dogs, Adelina and Kleo.
Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, from 3-7 p.m. at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank St. Rd., Batavia, NY 14020. An 11 a.m. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North St. in Batavia or the Northgate Free Methodist Church. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc.