Ada B. Combes ’01

Bethany Gasperini In Memoriam

ADA B. COMBES Ada passed away on December 27, 2010 from complications of anorexia nervosa.

Ada loved and cherished friends and family and yearned to make a difference in the world. While at Princeton, she started the local chapter of Oxfam America. She also participated in Urban Action, Tae Kwon Do, SVC, and activities with the Princeton Episcopal Church. She worked in the Forbes and CJL dining halls and joined Terrace Club her sophomore year. Shortly after, Ada left Princeton and traveled to Senegal to help those in need.

Back at home in Bedford Hills, NY, Ada B. was a tireless member of her church community. She was the unofficial volunteer office coordinator at the Northern Westchester Medical Center, where she worked from 2001 to 2010. She was also the executive assistant to the Chairman of the World Scouts Fund USA. She donated countless hours and dollars to Heifer International and Oxfam America, her two pet causes.

For friends and family and those in need, Ada B. had a heart far bigger than her body could contain. Her compassion will be missed by her mother, Constance Wardrop Combes and her sisters, Andrea Combes and deRaismes Combes, as well as aunts, uncles, grandparents and countless friends. The class mourns Ada’s loss.