Memorial Services

St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University

St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University

Friday, October 28th
Columbia Campus

Reception to follow at:
Deutches Haus
420 W. 116th St.

Hats Off, Elaine!

Hats Off, Elaine!

While we were moved to create this forum out of our inexpressible sorrow at the passing of Margaret Elaine Combs-Schilling, its purpose is very much a celebration of life. We hope that it will give voice to the far-flung, fearless and radiant life of Elaine and the many communities she transformed with her fellowship, love and light.

It is a place for us to share information with you about future memorials; photos and descriptions of memorials past; and links to facilitate the making of donations in her honor.

Yet, since Elaine’s warmth, generosity and empowerment were felt by so many, this is also a place for you to share.

Should you wish to add your voice, please send stories or photos of your time with Elaine through the secure contact page and we will do our best to catch the reflected light of her love through you.

—David and Jonathan

While mom had many superlatives in her arsenal to convey joy and affirmation, her favorite was “Hats off!”

Personal Remembrances

Coming soon

In memory of Elaine's legacy...