Professor Andrew Sobczyk was widely known in the mathematical world. He was a regular participant at meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America (delivering the Southeastern Section Lecture in 1969). He was a personable man with keen curiosity and a generous nature. He died on November 7, 1981, a victim of cancer. His wife Aurellia lives in Clemson. His five children are located in Georgia, Mexico, South Carolina and Idaho. His son Garrett teaches mathematics in Mexico.
The Sobczyk family and friends established a fund* in honor of Professor Sobczyk. The income from this fund is used to offer an annual lecture (with few exceptions) in the areas of mathematics and mathematical physics that Andy worked. The first lecture (1982) was a summary of his work and life given by his colleagues, friends, and family. Since that time the following speakers have given the Sobczyk Lecture:
* The fund is still open and persons interested in contributing to this series should contact the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences.