Bruce Marchese

Bruce Marchese

Area 5 – Lodge Hill

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BACKGROUND

I was raised in Brooklyn, New York, and after leaving the United States Marines. I came to California and lived in Sierra Madre. I went to college and then worked most of my career in the space industry in management as a project engineer and supervisor. I retired from Verizon Communications as a manager.

LIVING ON THE NORTH COAST

My late wife, Marianne, and I purchased a home in 1986. In my heart I’m still a city boy, but the allure of a small town gave me an opportunity to get more involved with a community. I’m involved with the American Legion and I help out with HART. I’m learning to become an artist (oil painting), belong to the Dance Club, and I play in a softball league. I was vice president of the board for AMPSURF, a volunteer organization helping disabled victims by taking them surfing.

15 MINUTES OF FAME

After eight years, I was finally able to hit to right field (once).

WHY ARE YOU VOLUNTEERING TO SERVE ON THE NCAC?

The NCAC provides a forum for communications between the county and the North Coast. As an old-timer having gone around the block several times, I hope I can contribute to the current respected members of the board.