COLUMBIA - Mrs. Phyllis C. Metropol, 80, beloved wife of Dr. Harry J. Metropol, passed away Monday, May 17, 2010 in the Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital after a short acute illness. Mrs. Metropol was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, May 21, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Constantinides of Thessaloniki. In 1955 she was studying for her Masters Degree in Bacteriology and teaching medical students at the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, when she met and married Dr. Harry J. Metropol of Duke University School of Medicine.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Harry J. Metropol; her three children and their spouses, Jeanne and Rick Haight of Hilton Head, Dr. Mary and John Metropol of Columbia and Dr. Stephen and Rebekah Metropol of Columbia; nine grandchildren, Elizabeth, Emily and Ehrick Haight of Hilton Head, Phyllis Eleni, Sara Gabrielle and James Zachary Metropol of Columbia, Harry Stephen, Alexandra Ermophile and Nicholas Stephen Metropol of Columbia. She is also survived by a sister, Despina Constantinides of Athens, Greece and her sister-in-law, Helen Metropol Katsos and two nieces, Maria and Angela Kiehling of Manning and Charleston respectively.
Mrs. Metropol was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Columbia. The viewing of the body (the trisaghion) took place 6 pm, Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. The funeral service took place Thursday, May 20, 2010, at 2 o’clock at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. The burial took place in Manning Cemetery, Manning, SC at 4:30 p.m. assisted by Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, Manning, SC. Serving as pallbearers were Dr. Tab Thompson, John Zourzoukis, Jack G. Metropol, Mike Malone, Arthur Bambalis, Harry S. Metropol, James Z. Metropol, Nicholas S. Metropol and Ehrick K. Haight, III. Memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1931 Sumter St, Columbia, SC 29201. Shives Funeral Home assisted the family.
This obituary is courtesy of Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, Manning.
With our deepest sympathy, to, The Metropol Family.