Ava Fellerman Obituary, Death – Ava Fellerman’s family has announced that she died on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at the age of 20 in a terrible car accident in Florida. She was adored by many as a daughter, sister, grandmother, niece, cousin, and friend. Tonia Barrouk and Gregory Fellerman gave birth to Ava Barrouk on April 29, 2002, in Wilkes-Barre. Ava graduated from Elmer L. Meyers High School in 2020, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and played field hockey. Ava relocated to Clearwater, Fla., after graduation to attend St. Petersburg College. She relocated to Treasure Island, Florida, in 2022, and enrolled at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg.
Anyone who knew Ava could tell she was confident and driven to succeed. She had an incredible and deep love of life, as well as a hardworking attitude, and she made the most of every day. Ava thrived in her new home of Clearwater, excelling in school, gaining new friends, and pursuing a new career as a bartender and waitress. Ava’s smile could light up any room, and her radiance drew everyone to her. Ava’s devotion to her cat, Meow-Meow, was mirrored in her humanitarian efforts and relationships with friends and family. Because she enjoyed assisting and communicating with everyone she encountered, Ava felt at comfortable in the service business.
Ava established a successful modeling career after following in her mother Toni’s footsteps, and she was just featured in the 2023 Hooters calendar. Her physical beauty was breathtaking, but it paled in comparison to the beauty of her soul. Ava was always encouraging everyone she knew to be the best versions of themselves, and she used her determination to help others achieve their own goals. Ava was like the sun to her family: brilliant and beautiful, warm and soothing. Her family will always appreciate viewing the sunrise and sunset, and they will find peace and comfort in knowing that Ava is watching over them.
Tonia and Greg Barrouk, her mother and stepfather; Gregory and Melanie Fellerman, her father and stepmother; Elise and Aiden, as well as step-siblings Carly, Elizabeth, Emily, and William; Dawn Maffei, her maternal grandmother; and Dr. Herbert Fellerman survive Ava. She is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Her paternal grandmother, Rhoda Ann Fellerman, maternal grandfather, Eugene Maffei Sr., uncle, Michael Brostoski, beloved nanny Margaret Mulaski, and best friends, Nelson and Teddy, all died before her.
On December 28, a “celebration of life” will be place at the Friedman Jewish Community Center, 613 S.J. Strauss Lane, Kingston. Visitors are welcome from 9 a.m. until the time of service, which starts at 11 a.m. A Facebook livestream will be available at Facebook.com/templewb for those who are unable to attend. Shiva will be observed at the Friedman JCC on December 28 and 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. As we continue to mourn this sudden and unthinkable loss, our family would like to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and strength. For further information or to watch a video tribute to Ava, go to www.RosenbergFuneralChapel.com. Donations to the Ava Fellerman Memorial Fund at the Luzerne Foundation, which supports groups dear to Ava’s heart, can be sent in lieu of flowers. Donations can be sent to The Luzerne Foundation at 34 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or made online with a credit card at www.luzfdn.org.