LoCricchio
LoCricchio

Vincenzo LoCricchio practiced a lifestyle that portrayed his enthusiasm for life and the people he loved.

The Springfield Township man, known as "Vince" by his family and friends, played soccer, went snowboarding and worked at Paesano's Pizza and Restaurant in Glen Rock, one of several Italian restaurants his extended family owns in York County.

He was known to prioritize his family and spent much time with his cousins.

Kristin Dieter, who worked with LoCricchio at Paesano's, said people loved when he was in the restaurant.

"He had the biggest heart of anyone you would ever meet," Dieter said.

Dieter said LoCricchio loved his bike, a Yamaha motorcycle he was riding during a crash Wednesday.

Accident: LoCricchio was riding his motorcycle eastbound on Saint Charles Way in York Township near the Dew Drop Road intersection when his motorcycle struck a curb, according to York Area Regional Police.

Police said LoCricchio was thrown from the motorcycle and hit a guard rail. He was pronounced dead at York Hospital Wednesday morning. Sgt. Jeff Dunbar said the investigation is ongoing, but that speed may have been a factor. He was 20.

Memories: Robert Price, LoCricchio's best friend, said he was an optimistic person who befriended every person he met.

"He lit up the room," Price said.

Price said LoCricchio could pick up almost any skill he tried, evidenced in the activities he participated in.

Daniela Mannino, a close friend of the family, said LoCricchio was beginning to play golf more often with his relatives.

LoCricchio played soccer all his life. Price said LoCricchio planned to begin studying to become a radiologist in the fall. Price and LoCricchio attended school together and graduated from Dallastown High School in 2011.

Price said LoCricchio was a "romantic guy," who held chivalry to a high standard. One of his dreams was to have a family of his own one day, a testament to the bond he shared with his own family.

Anna Cracchiolo, LoCricchio's aunt, said he loved to dance and "there was never a dull moment," when her nephew was around.

LoCricchio leaves his father, Giuseppe LoCricchio; his mother, Francesca Cracchiolo; two sisters, Martina and Sara LoCricchio and many extended family members.

The family will have a viewing for LoCricchio on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary's New Freedom location. The funeral will be held Sunday.

Liz Evans Scolforo contributed to this report. Nikelle Snader can also be reached at nsnader@yorkdispatch.com.