Olga ìSisî Sardi Hendrickson, born in New York City, October 1st, 1917, returned home to the Father early morning on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014, in Henderson County, North Carolina. Olga Sardi was first generation Italian-American, youngest daughter to Umberto Sardi and Anna Pisani Sardi, and sister to older brother Alfred ìFreddyî Sardi.
In her long and colorful life, Olga was a vocalist for Abe Lymanís California Orchestra, traveled from Boston to Hollywood and every big city in between with her first husband, Warren Lewis, a trumpeter in the big band, Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights. She was also a small business owner with her second husband, David ìMooseî Hendrickson, and enjoyed a successful sales career at JC Penney in the Fine Jewelry Department in Roanoke, Virginia, achieving the monthly honor of ìAllstarî more often than not from 1992 to 2007. Olga acquired her nickname, Sis, from her second husband, Moose.
Sis is missed and well loved by her beloved son from her first marriage, Douglas Lewis and daughter-in-law Pam, granddaughters Susan Lewis and Diana Curran, and so many friends and extended family.
A funeral will be at 2:00 pm Friday in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Colin Thornley will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Thursday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, 31 Glendale Ave., Asheville, NC 28803.