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Bruce Zewe

Bruce Zewe

Bruce Zewe is a retired director at Turner Investments who lives in Pine Township.

Don’t mess with Mel Messmer

My buddy Bill Downes and I were in good spirits. It was 1960, and after enjoying a light movie at the theater, we were strolling along California Avenue, the main street of Avalon, a small suburb north of Pittsburgh. It was a steamy, red-​sky summer evening. We were chattering away, when we suddenly…
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