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Lynbrook Barber Shop Owner Falls From Roof [Update]

Eddie's Barber Shop owner rushed to hospital Friday morning.

The owner of Eddie's Barber shop in Lynbrook suffered a serious fall late Friday morning and was rushed to an area hospital.

The shop owner, later identified as John Lecuit, was on the roof of his store, located at 121 Broadway, making repairs when he fell shortly before 11 a.m., according to an eyewitness.

He was conscious but bleeding profusely from his head when Lynbrook Police and volunteer firefighters from Tally-Ho Company arrived at the scene. He was then rushed to a local hospital in a Lynbrook ambulance.

Patch learned Saturday morning that Lecuit suffered a skull fracture and was listed in critical condition with more surgeries to follow.

According to an article published in the Herald in August 2012, Lecuit has been cutting hair at the barber shop his father, Eddie, opened up 63 years ago, since 1954, shortly after he graduated from Lynbrook High School. He and his wife, Betty, also a Lynbrook alum, live in Lindenhurst, where they raised their three kids.

This is a developing story. Patch will update as new information becomes available.

Cindy Springsteen November 16, 2012 at 10:11 PM
My husband has been going to that shop for as long as I can remember and my son is also a regular there, I hope he is okay. My thoughts and prayers go out to him.
Rob Kerning November 17, 2012 at 12:18 PM
Get well soon John!!
ken paccio November 17, 2012 at 02:41 PM
our thoughts and prayers are with john, his family, and his co-workers. we pray he will recover fully. god bless. the paccio family
Lorenzo Gabudra November 17, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Very sad. God Bless you and may you have a full and speedy recovery!
CK November 20, 2012 at 12:43 PM
We love the Lecuits! John gave my son his first haircut. Lots of memories there. God speed ~
nicole lecuit November 21, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Nicole Lecuit here!!! Just to let you all know that John is doing very well... he is still in ICU .. but making progress.. He has had one surgery to relieve bleeding in his head and has several fractures to the left side of his head and face.. But if you know John he is a true fighter and has shown great strength. He moved his limbs today and turned his head to hear us speak.. What we need from all of you is prayers and positive thoughts... Thank you alll!!!
Katrina Willis November 21, 2012 at 05:09 AM
Our positive thoughts and prayers go out to you Uncle John and family. Wishing you a speedy recovery from Florida! Love to all the family.
Bill McLaughlin November 27, 2012 at 06:00 PM
John, get well soon-I need a haircut and only trust you!
Michelle Arnold November 29, 2012 at 03:56 PM
My dad is getting better all the time! His eyes are open, he is alert and anxious to get home. Thanks for all the well-wishes!
Tara Conry (Editor) November 29, 2012 at 04:32 PM
@Michelle: Thanks for the update! That's great news!
Larry Weissberger January 01, 2013 at 05:07 PM
As a classmate of John (LHS '54), I wish him a speedy recovery. Obviously, your customers need you back behind the chair.
Larry Weissberger January 01, 2013 at 05:09 PM
Didn't know about Patch until I read the article about John Lecuit in Wise Old Owl (1/13)
Donald K. Dowsett Jr. October 22, 2013 at 10:58 AM
I had my hair cut by Eddie and John,hope he is better tell him Don Mike Hahn's grandson said hello

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