Mrs. Marion Dalrymple Stratakos, 75, passed away April 5, 2022, at the Wayne Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill, SC.
Mrs. Stratakos was the daughter of Lavern and Elizabeth Dalrymple, and devoted wife of James “Jim” D. Stratakos. On April 7, 2022, they would have been married 50 years.
Marion was born in Clinton, S.C., but grew up in Charlotte, where her father was an executive with Belk. She attended local public schools and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. She was a graduate of the UNC at Chapel Hill Law School and recipient of the Coates Rule of Law Essay Award.
During her 34-year legal career, Marion served as a vice president at three banks: First Union, Wachovia and Regions Financial Corp., retiring as senior vice president of the latter institution in 2012. She was recognized as an expert in the area of municipal bonds.
Marion became a member of Lake Wylie Community Church in 2006. She was a faithful member of her Bible study group and served on the Board of Deacons. She was generous with her talent and graciously performed pro bono service for the church, including helping write the bylaws.
Herself a cancer survivor of more than 20 years, Marion shared her experience to counsel, console, and inspire fellow sufferers, becoming a leader in a breast cancer-support group.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Terry Dalrymple and Frank Dalrymple of Charlotte, NC, and Kansas City, MO, respectively. She is survived by her husband, Jim, of Lake Wylie, SC; and her special cousin, Paul DeTreville (Joyce) of Blythewood, SC.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Community Church at Lake Wylie, 104 Hamilton's Ferry Road, Lake Wylie, SC. The Rev. Bob Jack will preside. A reception will be held in the church lobby following the memorial service.
A private interment will precede the service at the River Hills/Lake Wylie Cemetery, 105 Hamilton's Ferry Road, Lake Wylie, SC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a group that supports research or treatment of breast cancer.