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Maurice "Mauri" C. Sardi

March 25, 1935 - November 4, 2019

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Maurice “Mauri” Charles Sardi, 84, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2019, at the Cypress of Raleigh, North Carolina.

He was born in Jamestown, New York, on March 25, 1935, to Charles and Margaret (Mistretta) Sardi. His parents and his brother, Carl, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, of 61 years, Jacqueline “Jackie” Lawrence Sardi; four children, Maureen Hanifin (Michael), Elizabeth Knightly (Robert), Charles “Chip” Sardi (Suanne), Christopher Sardi; and ten grandchildren: Sean, Matthew, Jack, Patrick, Michael, William, Chad, Matt, Thomas and Sandra. He was a treasured husband, father and grandfather.

He spent his childhood in Clarion, Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He earned an MBA from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Mauri had a long and successful career with Westinghouse Electric Corporation, holding marketing and management positions in several Westinghouse business units. In 1990, he initiated the acquisitions to combine multiple manufacturing entities forming the Knoll Group of which he was named chairman and CEO. He was a gifted leader and thoughtful communicator, earning the respect and friendship of many throughout his life. He served on various boards and organizations in the communities where he resided.

Interment will be at the Cedar Grove Cemetery on the University of Notre Dame campus in South Bend, Indiana. A private family service will be held at the All Souls Chapel. To send the family a condolence please visit https://www.rfhr.com/obituaries/Maurice-Mauri-Sardi/

In lieu of flowers, please direct any donations in Memory of Mauri to the Timberwolf Fund at The Franciscan School. Mail to The Franciscan School, Attn: Donna Sincock, 10000 St. Francis Drive, Raleigh, NC 27613, 919-534-4837
Posted by:
Phil Heil
Posted on:
November 16, 2019
Dear Jackie and Family: My sincerest sympathy to you. Mauri was the most pleasant person I knew in Walsh Hall senior year at ND!!! We lived across the hall from each other on the 4th Floor; and he often played in our “Hearts” games. Loved his always smiling face and laugh. Enjoyed seeing him at Reunions. He was a real ND Guy!!
Phil Heil
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Sandy Ekstrom
Posted on:
November 13, 2019
You all have my sympathy on the loss of Maurice. He was an exemplary father. As the teacher of Maureen and Chip at Ramsey school he always came for the parent teacher conferences and even pitched a game of kickball at recess. The last time Richard and I saw the Sardis was in the theater district in New York City. Sandy Muko Ekstrom
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Don Noone
Posted on:
November 12, 2019
Mauri was a good friend and the most decent person I ever met in business. He was an exemplary husband, father and grandfather, and will always be in our memory. Our hearts go out to Jackie and family. Mauri will be missed, but his impact on others for good will last forever.

Don and Rosemarie Noone
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Elaine Levenson
Posted on:
November 11, 2019
Dear Jackie and family
I was so sorry to read in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the passing of Mauri. I remember all the good times we had with you and your family in Monroeville, Chip being Todd’s friend and how many trips Mauri made taking me and Todd to the ER. I remember telling Mauri we should put a blue light on his car, I wish I had your address to make this more personal. All I can do now is to offer you and your family my deepest condolences. I also want you to know that Mel passed away 18 years ago so I understand the sorrow you are feeling.
My regards to you all.
Elaine Levenson.
Elainepa8@gmail.com
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Chuck Sardi
Posted on:
November 10, 2019
I remember Uncle Mauri at those extended family dinners around Grandma and Grandpa Sardi's dining room table. He was so happy to see us all together as we ate and talked for hours, drinking home-made wine and sharing. He was proud of his family and often offered advice and words of wisdom. Hearty laughter was a-plenty and those memories have been solid and cherished for over 50 years. He has ascended to a better place and continues to look over us all,
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Carl (Sardi) Slike
Posted on:
November 8, 2019
Remembering Uncle Mauri's twinkle in his eye, brilliant smile and contagious laugh. Uncle Mauri visited our home in 2007 while attending the PSU/Notre Dame football game. Sue, Trudi and families stopped by for a brunch. Uncle Mauri spent the time discussing what all of his many great nieces and great nephews were doing, offering his sage advice, trying to convince my daughter to attend the Notre Dame Law School, and recruiting my son to look into the football program. He said at Beaver Stadium, he was the lone little green guy in a sea of blue and white. His passion for Notre Dame and it's football program was second only to his love of family. God bless Notre Dame's #1 Italian fan, adopted by the Irish.
Open the Gates of Heaven, "Here Come the Irish of Notre Dame". Love to all!
Carla (Sardi) Slike and family
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Trudi Annett
Posted on:
November 7, 2019
I have so many wonderful memories of Uncle Mauri. One of my favorites is in Grandma and Grandpa's kitchen. They were making sausage and Uncle Mauri and my Dad were laughing at something that I can't even remember but they laughed so much alike and my Dad was wiping tears from his eyes. It is so vivid in my mind still. Their laughs were so contagious. Uncle Mauri had a beautiful smile that came from his beautiful heart. I bet my Dad and grandparents are wiping tears this week but happy ones to have Uncle Mauri with them and having everlasting peace with our Lord. God bless you! All my love, Trudi
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