Scottsdale resident Leo Mazzucco turns 100

Leo Mazz (special to the Independent)

Leo Mazzucco (special to the Independent)

The Via Linda Senior Center is celebrating one of its true treasures. Long-time Scottsdale resident and pool player Leo Mazzucco is turning 100 years old.

His near daily presence lights up the Via Linda Senior Center, according to a press release.

Mr. Mazzucco, a Boston native, has been playing pool in Scottsdale for over 25 years. He started playing at the original senior center on Second Street and Drinkwater Boulevard.

He is a master story teller who entertains staff and patrons with tales of his mischievous youth in Boston, years as a bass player with the big bands, as well as careers as a barber and postman.

Mr. Mazzucco always arrives with a song or a joke and is loved by all, the release stated.

Mr. Mazzucco’s 100th birthday celebration will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the center, 10440 E. Via Linda.

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