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Albert V Sardelli

October 2, 1953November 2, 2019

Albert V Sardelli was born on October 2, 1953 in Utica, New York and passed away on November 2, 2019 in Sarasota, Florida.

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Stefan Lasek

November 10, 2019

I worked with Albert for two years at Scalamandre. Albert was warm, compassionate and a truly gifted individual.
I learned of his passing today and it totally rocked me.
Albert was truly a great man and a kind, loving person.
He will be missed by many. I’m blessed and grateful that I had the pleasure to work with him......

CARLO CICALA

November 8, 2019

A great designer but mostly a great man! Nobody like him, as his soul, close to everybody in every moment, especially those difficult. We worked together for 30 years, I knew him at Schumacher, then Brunschwig, Scalamandrè, Baker, a life of winning cooperation. Albert had an incredible sense of the color, love for beautiful designs and rich qualities, I saw the light of happiness in his eyes when we developed new fabrics together. The same eyes of his dog, Stout, ready for helping everybody. Rest in peace, my friend, I'll remember you forever!

Gerard Wilder

November 7, 2019

I knew Albert when we worked together at F. Schumacher & Co. Two words sum up Albert: "Class Act".
Rest in peace friend,
Gerard Wilder

Susan (McGee) Krukonis

November 7, 2019

I am so sad to hear of Albert's passing. He was SO talented and an amazing boss to me in my early days in my career. He was such a perfectionist in all details in the designing, coloring and printing of our fabric and taught me SO much! His guidance and expertise helped me advance and feel more confident in my career! Most of all though I treasure his warmth and positivity! He and I always shared that update NY (Utica and Ithaca) and SU connection!! I treasure the time I had with him! Rest in peace. xoxo

Lars Hanson

November 7, 2019

I’ve had several occasions to work with Albert on his home fashion showrooms... I will remember Albert for many great attributes but it was his wonderful smile and sharp dress that I see in my minds eye...He will be missed by many.
Blessings to all his family and friends...!!!

Pam Voth

November 7, 2019

I had the extreme pleasure of working with Albert back in the early 90's when he was Creative Director of Wamsutta. He was a total class act, the nicest person (in a position like his) I had ever had the good fortune to have worked closely with. I drew bedding illustrations for his presentations and he was always so genuinely complimentary and it just made me work harder and harder. He always had a smile and exuberated the type of kindness and professionalism that is rare in any business. When I would run into him in the halls of the D&D Bldg years later, I always had this odd feeling that I would work with him again. That never happened but it was always so wonderful to see him and hear what he was up to (always of interest!). A rare person in this world. I pray for his family and for them to know what an unforgettable lasting impression he had on so many people.

Anthony Zanetta

November 6, 2019

My very first job as a freelancer in the Textile Industry was at Wamsutta. Albert was the Design Director and widely acknowledged to be the best in the business. Not only a talented designer but so kind and caring. Fast forward many years later Albert was brought to WestPoint Home as Vice President of Design. At that time I had become the Visual Director. I was absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity of working closely with Albert. It was not only a wonderful work collaboration but became a valued friendship. What I admired most about Albert was that he always went the extra mile and expected the the same from those he worked with. Under Alberts guidance I did some of my best work for the Company. We had a wonderful time creating some beautiful Showrooms together. He took such great pride in his work. Albert was a true professional, great talent and good friend. I shall miss him.

Lisa Brier

November 6, 2019

I was blessed to work with Albert for many years at WestPoint. What a remarkable human being! He was a pleasure to work with on Human Resources issues. I loved his compassion to get things done and to get them done right. He was always professional and always had the best interest of the employee close to his heart.
On a personal note, Albert was kind, caring and gentle. We talked about the importance of family and being a good person in life. Albert understood that family was everything.

You will be missed my friend. May God welcome you home.

Susan Bennie

November 5, 2019

Albert has been a dear friend for 34 years. I owe my career to him. He hired me for my first job in NYC. I worked with him after that through the years. Every day with him was enjoyable. I learned so much and I am so proud to have been a friend . Albert was so kind he even took a liking to my mom, and they shared rose bush photos throughout the season. :)
He was, and still is the best mentor I have ever had.
Every time I think of him I hear his laughter and see his smile.

I will miss him dearly...
Susan
XXOO

Brad Rainke

November 4, 2019

Albert was hired as my boss at WestPoint Stevens many years ago.
Over the years we have shared many dinners, drinks, lots of laughs and conversations.
Albert was the fussiest man I new, but I loved him like an dear friend.
When he moved to Florida, I was saddened, but knew he would be close to his sister Luann.
The news of his passing, gutted me.
His genius will be truly missed.