Larry Lambe

Larry Albert Lambe, 71, of Hanover Park, formerly Oak Park, died on Dec. 20, 2020. Born on Nov. 21, 1949, in Chicago, he was the son of the late Donald and Grace Novak-Lambe. Ever since he was little, he was intellectual. Once he found his love, the field of mathematics was never the same. He attended the University of Illinois Chicago for his B.S, M.S., and PhD in Mathematics. He also found the love of his life, Mary Kay Angland-Lambe. The life they led was full of travel, education, and complex mathematics.

Dr. Lambe received global praise for his achievements, an honorary PhD from Stockholm, Sweden, two honorary professorships from Bangor University in Wales, and he was nominated for a Fields Medal. He mentored many students, domestically as well as abroad and recently collaborated with Dr. José Camberos on projects for the Air Force Research Laboratory and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Many thanks to all his friends — mathematicians, physicists and scientists around the world.

Left with years of fond memories are his brother, Donald Gary Lambe; his sister and her husband, Vita and Chuck Tibbs; Aunt Mary Agnello-Miller; several close cousins; brother- and sister-in-law, Mike and Kim Angland; his six nieces and nephews, Donald Ichiro, Susan, Rachel, Melissa, Kaela, and Vincent; and his great-nephew and great-niece, Riku and Camina.

Due to the trying times, we will hold a memorial service in the spring. News to follow. Please, no flowers, Dr. Lambe was not much for fluff, but we would greatly appreciate donations sent to Chicago Public Schools. 

Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.

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