Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Aubrey Garber Wasilewsky

    Fradl Bat Shmuel v. Miriam Hannah

  • AGE

    31

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Friday, January 06, 2023 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Monday, January 09, 2023

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    10:30 AM

  • PLACE OF FUNERAL

    Graveside

  • SHIVA INFORMATION

    Shiva will be observed at Aubrey and Jed's home 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with minyan service at 5:30 pm, Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

  • DONATIONS

  • OBITUARY

    Aubrey Leigh Garber Wasilewsky lost her battle with triple-negative breast cancer on Friday, January 6, 2023–11 days after her 31st  birthday and 23 months after her diagnosis. She leaves behind the love of her life, Jed Wasilewsky, and their 23-month-old daughter, Isla Shae, as well as their rescue dog, Arnold; her parents, Marianne and Stephen Garber; her siblings and their spouses, Arielle and Rafi Kohan, Adam Garber and Sara Landis, and Amy Garber-Smith and Aaron Smith; her nieces and nephews, Azalea and Elliott Kohan, Elon Garber, and Anna and Daniel Smith; and her dearest Doris Dozier. Aubrey also leaves behind her beloved second family, Jed’s parents, Beverley and Gary Wasilewsky; her siblings-in-law and their spouses, Craig and Jill Wasilewsky and Jamee and Adam Miller; and her nephews, Simon Wasilewsky and Ariel Miller. She was the granddaughter of the late Rose and Morris “Dan” Daniels and the late Alfred and Gerry Garber. 

     
    Aubrey attended The Epstein School, where she met Jed in kindergarten. They had their first date in fourth grade (it was on the playground). Both Aubrey and Jed went on to graduate from The Weber School in 2010 (they were unofficially voted most likely to get married). With an innate eye for style, Aubrey insisted on dressing herself starting at the age of three, and she followed that passion for fashion to the University of Delaware, graduating with a B.S. in fashion design and merchandising. After college, Aubrey worked in various aspects of the fashion industry in Paris and New York and Atlanta, where she ultimately managed the boutique River Mint Finery. 
     
    In their 25-year relationship and their five-and-a-half years of marriage, Aubrey and Jed led a complete life of love. Aubrey was a natural mother; she always looked forward to the days of raising her own child with Jed. Isla was born one day after her mother’s cancer diagnosis. Aubrey endured multiple courses of treatment and surgeries for almost two years. Nothing worked. Through it all, she lived for those moments of seeming normalcy, when she could take a walk with Jed, or play with Isla on the floor, or just laugh with friends. She was always present as a wife and mother, and her contagious smile never dimmed. 
     
    Those who knew Aubrey best were in awe of her strength and generosity, which seemed somehow effortless in the face of this devastating diagnosis. Beautiful on the outside and in, she was one of a kind. Aubrey was fortunate to have an extraordinary and caring team of doctors, including Dr. Samantha Shams, Dr. Jane Meisel, and Dr. Courtney Pollard, III, who worked tirelessly and compassionately to extend Aubrey’s life. Over the past two years, her incredible community of friends and family supported her, nourished her, and lifted her spirits. In turn, Aubrey worried more about those she might leave behind than about herself; she would say, “I’m not afraid of dying, I’m afraid of not being there for you.” Right up until her final days, she never stopped planning ways to ease the transition for those around her to a time when she would be gone. 
     
    Aubrey believed deeply that every young mother battling this relentless and cruel disease ought to have the same expert care and strength of community she was so fortunate to experience. To honor her wish, we are asking family and friends to contribute to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Atlanta, which provides free lodging and resources for cancer patients and caregivers who have to travel far from home for treatment. In memory of our brave and beautiful Aubrey, we are naming a common room at the Hope Lodge, which will help support patients like her through their cancer journeys.
     
    If you choose to donate, please contribute at the following link and note “in memory of Aubrey Garber Wasilewksy”: bit.ly/AtlantaHLG
     
    Checks may also be sent to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, 1552 Shoup Court, Decatur, GA 30033. Please include “Aubrey Garber Wasilewsky” in the memo.
     

    A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 9 at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs. The family will be sitting shiva at the home of Jed Wasilewsky at 1250 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, from Monday, January 9 through Thursday, January 12 from 5 to 8 p.m., with services at 5:30 p.m.

     
     

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  • Sherri Babbit

    Marianne and Stephen , my heart aches for you. I am so sorry. I wish that I had been closer to yall over the years as I am very sorry for that. I love you all.


  • Sari Marmur

    So sorry to hear about your loss may her memory be for a blessing


  • Stan Hibbs

    My heart aches for all of you.


  • Debbie (Matzkin) & Effi Levy

    I’m heartbroken of this tremendous loss of sweet Aubrey. I have such fond memories with Aubrey from our time at Epstein and reconnecting after college. She was always the light and beauty in any room she entered. May her memory be a blessing. Our deepest condolences to Jed and family. Love- Debbie (Matzkin) & Effi Levy


  • Barry L. Zipperman

    I just learned of the passing of the beautiful, smart, kindhearted, mature beyond her years, lovely Aubrey. Jed, Marianne and Stephen my heart breaks for you and all your family. May her beautiful memory be an eternal blessing for each of you.


  • Shannon (Brown) Castellini

    I cherish all of the memories I have with Aubrey. She was an incredible friend and roommate in college and I will always have a special place in my heart for the time we spent together at UD. She was compassionate and always fun loving. I never met anyone who was equal parts classy and silly until I met Aubrey. I remember our trips to Dewey Beach and Atlantic City and when she stayed at my family’s home in New York. All my family and friends who met her loved her right away- you couldn’t help but be enamored by Aubrey. She was a truly beautiful person inside and out and I am so lucky to have known her. Aubrey was always so proud where she came from and lit up whenever she spoke about her friends and family back home. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


  • Ari Edlin

    Sending my deepest sympathies to the families of Aubrey and Jed during this time of mourning.


  • Sandra and Stephen Rich

    Sending our heartfelt sympathies to you at this deeply sad time. May you find some somfort in knowing you have friends who care and share your sorrow Sandra and Stephen Rich


  • Norman and Karen Leopold

    Karen and I were very saddened to learn of Aubrey's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your entire family during this most difficult time and we send our heartfelt sympathy. May memories of her love and life be for a blessing. With deepest sympathy, Norman and Karen Leopold (Jenna's parents)


  • Ed and Cheryl Finkel

    Sending condolences to all Aubrey’s dear ones. May you find comfort among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and may her memory be a blessing forever.


  • Jim Stark and Cherry Spencer-Stark

    The entire GPA family mourns with you. When pain comes to one we all feel it.


  • Lynette Lazarus

    My heartfelt condolences to the Families . Wishing you long life


  • Lynn Marshall

    Dear Steve, Marianne, Amy, Adam, and Arielle, Working with Aubrey, I sometimes found myself staring and wondering how such wise and mature insight came so naturally to a child her age. I knew part of the answer - she was Steve's daughter. The rest I can only attribute to magic. Aubrey's magic. I was her teacher, but she was also mine. I have taken with me all these years that which she taught me about love and life. I will continue to do so for the rest of mine. Thank you, Aubrey. Love, Ms. Lynn


  • Natalie Lineveldt

    Aubrey - a beautiful gift to all those whose lives she touched with her love, beauty and kindness. Forever grateful that our paths crossed and for the immense impact she had on my life. Sending my love and condolences to her family.


  • Lorna Benbenisty

    I am so saddened to hear of this tremendous loss to your family and the community of fine people. From reading Aubrey’s obituary, I can’t imagine a finer person with such a beautiful heart and soul. I think the apple doesn’t fall from the tree. I send my deepest condolences for your loss.


  • Candace Ford

    To the family of Aubrey, I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like she was a wonderful daughter, mother, wife and friend. I know that her beautiful light will be sorely missed. You all are in my prayers for healing as I know you are devastated. I hope that your circle of support envelops you during this most difficult of times. She has been on my prayer list a long time, as have those who love her. May time help bring you all peace. With love, Candace


  • Nancy Myers woodruff

    I am so sad to hear the news of your daughter’s passing. sounds like a beautifully lived life. G-d bless you and family at this most difficult time.


  • Nicole (Reisman) Saidman

    I remember Aubrey fondly from my days as a Sat AM Hebrew school tutor at AA Synagogue as well as a summer at Keystone Camp. Her beautiful smile, and kind, sweet demeanor come right to mind. Sending my deepest condolences to the entire family.


  • Sarah C. Lopez

    Dear Steve and Marianne, I am so saddened to learn that you have had to endure the loss of your beloved daughter. In reading Aubrey's obituary and the messages that followed, I trust that you, Jed, Isla, and others will be surrounded by the love that was generated through her birth and will continue beyond her passing. You have my deepest condolences.


  • Barbara Levy

    Bert and I are sending our love and prayers to all.


  • Marty Oxman,Charlotte, NC

    My condolences


  • miriam and danny saul

    Danny and I are so saddened hearing of death of Aubrey; we send heartfelt condolences to the entire family . Steve and Marianne, we will never forget how you were there for us when I we gave birth to our twins. Your kindness and knowledge was so helpful at such a scary and stressful time. We wish you sweet memories of a life well lived, although too short. May you find comfort in the love of family and friends at this very difficult time.


  • Jill Sanderson

    My deepest condolences on this devastating passing of your beloved wife, mother, daughter, daughter in law, sister, aunt and friend. I’m shocked to hear of this beautiful young woman’s passing. My thoughts are with you. May your 25+ years of memories be of some comfort to you. Baruch Dayan HaEmes.


  • Barbara Calhoon

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. She was so young and sounds like she was so full of life. I hope the good memories soon out weigh the tragedy of her loss.


  • Nancy McGarrah

    Steve, I haven't seen you in awhile, but I am so sorry to hear about your daughter's struggle and passing. Prayers for the whole family.


  • Cheryl Runk

    I am so sorry for your loss.


  • Marty Taffel

    Marianne and Steve, I am very sorry to learn of the passing of your daughter Aubrey. May her memory be for a blessing


  • Debbie Buchman

    Steve and Marianne, I am s9 heartbroken about the loss of your lovely daughter Aubrey..my deepest sympathies out to you and your family


  • Gina

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is with you and your family. May her bright memories and the love shared between you stay with you always. Sending all my love. Gina


  • Sandie & Dave Rapaport

    Aubrey's Funeral Service was at once immensely sad, uplifting and inspiring. The light that was Aubrey's life is now a new star in the firmament, shining down and guiding us for eternityy.


  • Miri Sternberg

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May her memory keep you strong.


  • Betsy Gard

    I am so, so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing and courageous woman. I am sending heartfelt hopes that you know all who knew her and you, her family,hold you in our hearts!


  • Rick Blue

    I just heard the news and and words cannot express how sorry I am to all the families and Jed and Marianne and Steve and Beverly and Gary. What a special person she was!!!


  • Penny Hays

    My heartfelt condolences on the loss of Aubrey.


  • Judith (Judy) Finkel

    Heartfelt condolences to the entire family on the loss of your beautiful Aubrey. Wishing you sweet memories of a life well lived although too brief. May you find comfort in the love of family and friends holding you close at this very difficult time.


  • Jack Wallis, Alana Goldstein & Family

    Years ago, growing up with Jed, I vividly remember Aubrey at our weekly Shabbat dinners. Throughout our childhood and adolescence, she was a vibrant presence. Back then, we all joked that Jed and Aubrey would one day marry. The truth of it: their love and care for one another was plain for everyone to see. With heavy hearts, we send our love and thoughts and hold onto the many memories of Jed and Aubrey together so we may honor and celebrate her life.


  • Mary & Frank Hart

    There are no words to voice our sadness. We are holding you all in our hearts and are wrapping our arms around you at this time of profound sorrow!


  • Shawn Kraemer

    A beautiful tribute. Wishing solace to Adam and your whole family during this difficult time.


  • David Woodsfellow

    So sorry for your loss. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.


  • Patsy Wise Schneider

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope the happy memories help y'all through this difficult time.


  • Janis Koplin Zagoria

    There are no words to express enough sorrow for this huge loss. Sending much love and support to both families.


  • Reina, Larry & Bloch Family

    Sending our hearfelt prayers for your tragic loss and wishing Jed , Bev, Gary and family a long life and treasure Aubrey's blessed memory.


  • Suzy & Rick Goldman

    There are just no adequate words to express our sorrow at this time. We watched Aubrey and Jed’s romance bloom at Friday night Shabbat dinners early on. May Aubrey’s memory be for a blessing always. Our love and prayers are sent to the Garber/Wasilewsky families.


  • Tina Nadel

    I'm so very sorry, I wish I could take the pain away; All I can do is tell you how sorry I am and I love you all so very much.


  • Candice (Millard) Martino

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of such a light in this world. Aubrey was a fierce friend, so much fun to be around, and such a kind soul. I have amazing memories of our years at University of Delaware together and will always cherish them. My deepest condolences


  • Phil and Carol Lazarus

    It is with deep sadness and sorrow to hear of Aubrey’s passing. We wish you all you will need in the forthcoming days to deal with this tremendous loss. May Aubrey’s memory always be a shining light. Sending our best to the families. Carol and Phil Lazarus


  • Dona Wise

    My love and thoughts are with you all.


  • Bernice Cohen

    I met Aubrey when she was 12 and she lit up the room. I had the privilege to see her recently and she still lit up the room. I know how hard she fought over the last 2 years. May her memory be only a blessing to her family and all who were lucky to have known her.


  • Mandi and Alan Maloon

    We are devastated and can’t find the words to even express this We will always remember this beautiful woman and will always be here for Jed,Isla and family.


  • Elena Simonoff (Barskiy)

    My deepest condolences for your tremendous loss. Aubrey was my “little” in our sorority at UD, and though we’ve lost touch over the years, I will always remember her as fiercely determined and motivated, intelligent, and exceptionally kind. She has truly touched me with her story.


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