Theodore "Ted" S Sobczak

July 29, 1938August 7, 2014

Theodore “Ted” S. Sobczak, 76, of Ocean City and formerly of Waldorf, MD died Thursday, August 7, 2014 surrounded by his family. Born in Shenandoah, PA he was the son of the late Stephen Sobczak and Bronislawa Smurlik Sobczak. Born and raised Catholic he attended St. Luke’s Catholic Church and more recently St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with his wife. After serving in the United States Army, Mr. Sobczak worked for the Washington, D.C. Police Department until his retirement in 1980. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, boating, crabbing, and fishing, with his family. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Karin Sobczak; "In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love."- Mother Teresa; daughter, Christina Sobczak and her husband Agustin Cagiao; stepdaughter, Angela Andrews, and her husband Randy Roughton; stepson, Thomas Stough and his wife Susanne Justen; five grandchildren, Justin, Joshua, Jesse, Lukas, and Melina; two great-grandsons, William and Gavyn; brother, John Tym; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Tym, a sister, Helen Skobel, and his beloved dog, Makwa. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 PM at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 10301 Coastal Highway in Ocean City where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Rev. T. Gregory Knepp will officiate. Interment will be held in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery Eastern Shore in Hurlock at a later date. The family requests memorial donations may be made to The Fisher Center Foundation, 199 Water Street, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10038 or online at to benefit Alzheimer’s Research.Visit to send letters of condolence.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 12, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Theodore "Ted" S Sobczak

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Libby Kelly

August 18, 2014


I just heard the news and I am so sorry to hear of Ted's passing. We spent many summers at 94th street having great laughs. Your old neighbor, Libby Kelly

August 11, 2014


Sheila Hershey

August 10, 2014

My heart goes out to Karen and her family. Ted was truly a good friend to my late husband Ed and I. I will never forget the many stories, the laughs, good times and great visits. May prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Theresa Skobel

August 8, 2014

We are so sadden by Uncle Ted's passing. We will remember the great times , not enough of them, in Waldorf, where I was welcomed into the family. And the trips to OC, Steve loved helping out where he could. Now he is with Mocwah. We will fondly remember the trip to Secrets with Marlies. He and Karin always made me feel welcomed to the family. Love you all and sending you our love to keep you strong