Hannah Marlow, of Paul Smiths, passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones following a lengthy battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was 39 years old. She was deeply loved by many but especially by her husband Josh and two sweet children Piper and Archie. Anyone who knew Hannah most likely at one time received a note, a phone call, a gift or something delicious that she cooked, along with a heartfelt sentiment. She was always thinking of others and was the first one to offer some comfort, a little cheer, a big congratulations and much love. Hannah was lucky enough to find a beautiful home (that was always open to everyone) to settle down with her family in her beloved Adirondacks. The mountains were a source of adventure and exploration for her as well as a place for peace. She created an existence where she had a deep appreciation for the simple things in life and had a clear understanding of what was important to her.
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Hannah was born in Malone, NY to Roger and Linda Hastings, who survive her. She is also survived by her husband and children; her siblings Kathleen (Chad) Bogdan, Andy (Justine) Hastings and Jonas (Clare) Hastings; her brother-in-law Zach (Jenn) Marlow; her mother-in-law Sheila Marlow; several nieces and nephews; and countless beloved friends who were family. She was predeceased by her grandparents, brother Doug and aunt Sydna. She was a 1998 graduate of Brushton-Moira Central and a 2002 graduate of Keuka College. True to the unique path that she made for herself, Hannah and Josh surprised their families and friends when they announced their August elopement in November 2003. Together, they have had many adventures in canyons and oceans, on beaches and snowmobile trails, and in life. Welcoming Piper and Archie into the world was her proudest achievement and they were her greatest loves. She was the Business and Marketing Director at Saranac Village at Will Rogers for 17 years, working continuously through chemo treatments and endless doctor’s appointments. While cancer was prevalent in a quarter of her lifetime, Hannah did not let the disease or its effects define her in its worst ways. Instead, she lived with hope, faith, determination, grace and an incredibly heroic level of strength. We all learned from her and were lucky to be loved by her.
Due to present health concerns, a private burial will be held at the East Dickinson Cemetery. Arrangements are being made through Fortune - Keough Funeral Home, Saranac Lake. A Celebration of Life will be held at her beloved home for family and friends later this summer as health restrictions will permit; an announcement of the date will be forthcoming.
If you would like to honor Hannah with a memorial contribution, she has requested donations be made to the Oncology Department at the Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake. Hannah has also asked that friends and family send notes (and photos if you have them) to Josh, Piper and Archie with some of your favorite memories and stories of Hannah. Please send them to the family at 516 State Route 86, Paul Smiths, NY, 12970.