Suddenly on September 6, 2007, HELEN C. SCHLEE's "Bambi" race with longevity ended as a result of cancer. Born in Baltimore, marrying the late Joseph Schlee. Helen invested her time and money into the Sylvan Dell, Joppatowne and Milford Mill Swim Clubs before retiring to her Florida home in 1971, but her lifelong passion was her dogs. Whether traveling to the vet a mile from home, or to Madison Square Garden to attend a dog show, her life was all about animals. Survived by Bambi are her son, Kenneth and daughter-in-law Debbie, son-in-law Bob Gamber; grandchildren, Jamie (Schlee) Condon and Kevin Schlee; great-grandchildren, Ellie Schlee, Kris Schlee and Kelsey Condon and Max her dog. Service and interment remain private. In lieu of flowers or gift baskets, the family request that donations be made in Helen's name to the Animal Society of your choice.