Eleanor Tripp November died Jan. 30 at her home in Rye, to which she and her husband Robert moved from Scarsdale six years ago. The couple was the recipient of the Scarsdale Bowl in 2001. The Bowl Committee recognized the Novembers’ many volunteer activities in their then 36 years in Scarsdale. Mrs. November was president of the Greenacres PTA and Secretary of the PT Council; chair of the Task Force on Drugs and Alcohol; president of Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service; served on many village advisory boards, including Environmental Preservation (chair) Advisory Committee on Youth and Advisory Committee on Human Relations. Mrs. November started teaching in Living in America, an ESL program for immigrants at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, in 1977 and became coordinator of the program in 1988. She was a member of Hitchcock for 47 years, as well as an elder, a deacon and the chair of the church’s mission committee, among others.
After graduating from Smith College, Mrs. November studied at The London School of Economics and earned a teachers training certificate from The Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a master’s in history from Columbia University. She taught at Shady Hill School for several years and, after receiving her Columbia degree, authored “To America,” a supplementary middle school textbook published by Harcourt Brace.
Mrs. November was an enthusiastic skier, tennis player and sailor, as well as a devoted wife, mother and cook, well known for her chocolate chip cookies.
Mrs. November is survived by her husband Robert, sons Peter (Elana) and David (Megan) and grandchildren Zachary, Lucas, Hadley and George November. She is survived by her brother James T.B. Tripp and sister Frances Hawkey, and was predeceased by her brother William V Tripp III.
There will be a memorial service at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church Sunday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Living in America Program at Hitchcock Church or to Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service.