Helen Dolores Lamm (nee Sporkin) was born on August 13, 1927, to A.L. Sporkin and
Theresa Behrman. Her dear Sister in Arms, Alice Antoinette Sporkin, forged
an unbroken bond to overcome the hurdles of life together, after their
Mother Theresa, died at the young age of 34. Helen and Alice loved their father deeply and Aunt Anna, a governess, second mother, hired to care for them and provide a strong female role model with moral rectitude.
The loss of her mother at the tender age of eight (8) years on the operating table on Mother's Day was the defining moment of Helen's life. She vowed and practiced a philosophy of living life to the fullest, which she did just that. Two husbands, 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, houses in Oak Lane, Rydal, and Ventnor, she had it all. Persistence and True Grit and a fearless inner toughness took her past the goal line, again and again.
She loved the Portland Avenue Beach and Ocean with her entire being.
They were and are One. Add to that a family she built and loved, friends, parties, a strong martini balanced by a stinger, class and style, travel, the hairdresser, someone to philosophize with, the next project, and you have Helen's life, examined,
enjoyed, protected by impenetrable walls. Love practiced every day in every breath.
Helen is the mother of Jonathan Lamm, Anthony L. Lamm (Karen) and Madeline L. Specter (Eric). Devoted grandmother of Michael D. Lamm (Simone), RachaelL. Crowley (Micah), Alexander D. Lamm (Hannah), Daniel J. Specter, Matthew A. Lamm, and Melanie E. Lamm. Great grandmother of Nathaniel, Temma, Luca and Henry. A graveside service was held on Friday, November 12, 2021 at Beth Kehillah Cemetery, EHT, N.J.
Contributions in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer's Association www.alz.org
Arrangements entrusted to Roth-Goldsteins' Memorial Chapel www.rothgoldsteins.com