Charges pending in retired Leechburg librarian's death
By Mary Ann Thomas
Published: Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, 1:11 a.m.
Leechburg police are investigating the death of resident Linda A. Lucchino, 64, who died Tuesday, two months after she was hit by a car while crossing the street to reach a beauty shop in the borough.
Armstrong County District Attorney Scott Andreassi said charges are pending in connection with her death.
Leechburg police Chief Mike Diebold said that the accident is under investigation.
He declined to release details.
According to relatives, Lucchino, a retired librarian for the Apollo-Ridge School District, was on her way to her weekly beauty salon appointment on the morning of Oct. 6. She had parked her car and was crossing the street when she was struck.
“She was active and loved by a lot of people,” said Linda's cousin, Joseph Lucchino of Harrison. “She still had time, and the tragedy is that she won't be around.”
Linda Lucchino had been hospitalized since the accident and died in the Good Samaritan Hospice Unit of Concordia Lutheran Ministries, Jefferson Township, according to family.
Following retirement, Linda Lucchino was a substitute teacher for various area school districts.
She worshipped at Christ the King Parish in Gilpin Township, where she sang in the church choir. Lucchino was a member of the Marconi Club Auxiliary and Marconi Ladies Boccie Team in Leechburg.
Visitation is today in a Leechburg funeral home. A Christian Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in Christ the King Parish, 125 Park Road, Gilpin Township. Interment will follow in St. Catherine Cemetery, Gilpin Township.
Mary Ann Thomas is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Printing delinquent tax list pays off for Highlands
- Fields set for Alle-Kiski primary elections on May 20
- Obama budget puts more money into nuclear cleanup, not locks and dams
- Rural Ridge residents question NRG’s plans for landfill
- Allegheny Valley to decide on Colfax roof at March 18 meeting
- Fear of building collapse closes Tarentum road
- Classes cancelled Wednesday at Acmetonia Primary School
- Valley’s marina owners ready to repair ice-damaged docks
- Oakmont Historical Society makes new home in time for 125th celebration
- Borough residents invited to help Celebrate Oakmont 125
- Oakmont Bakery owner eyes expansion