Helen Marie Stern, 58, of Sandy Springs, died on Sat., June 28. Daughter of Marjorie Gross Stern and Samuel Marion Stern, she was a true Renaissance woman interested in all of the Arts, travel, and especially the movies. Helen was an avid volunteer and worked tirelessly on behalf of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. She was the recipient of both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Helen Goldstein Volunteer of the Year Award from Brandeis National Committee. Helen was a volunteer for the Jewish Federation, Hadassah, and the Pomegranate Guild. A graduate from the University of Florida, she was a banker professionally and retired from Wachovia. A lifelong learner, Helen attended the Melton School of adult education. Known for her beautiful handiwork, including knitting and crocheting, she enjoyed the John Campbell Folk Art School in N.C. Helen was a passionate lover of animals and never met a dog who wasn’t immediately friendly to her. She is survived by her cousins, Virginia and Saul Milton and their family; additional cousins; and her close friends: Linda and Bruce Beeber, and Debbie and Anthony Levinson. The family is grateful to Weinstein Hospice and her wonderful caregivers, Karimah Abdul-Jabbar and Mavalee Mattis. An online guestbook is available at www.edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Graveside service was held on Sun., June 29, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, with Rabbi Analia Bortz officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care (770) 451-4999.
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