New York State USBC Bowling Association News
Ryan Ciminelli Captures PBA Xtra Frame Parkside Lanes Open

AURORA, Ill. (Oct. 2, 2016) – Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., converted a 244 game in his final qualifying game into his second PBA Tour title of the season, and the seventh of his career, in the PBA Xtra Frame Parkside Lanes Open Sunday.
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Michigan Bowler Captures PBA50 Regional in Pottsville

Pottsville, Pa. (September 4, 2016) – Ernie Segura Jr. of Taylor, Mich. defeated Michael Klosin of Windham, N.H., 210-199, to win the PBA50 Track Cyborg Open at Strike Zone Alleys Sunday for his first QubicaAMF PBA Regional title.
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Josie Earnest Climbs Ladder to Win PWBA Rochester Open Title

August 24, 2016, ADDISON, Ill. – To calm herself as she looked to capture her first Professional Women's Bowling Association title, Josie Earnest thought about the patches she received as a youth bowler, the ones that reminded her that bowling is fun.
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The New York State USBC is an arm of the United States Bowling Congress committed to running fair, successful tournaments for bowlers of all ages; an organization dedicated to promoting the great sport of bowling through Hall of Fame and other special award presentations; a source of information to all bowlers interested in improving their game through coaching and instruction, and a vehicle for our young people to combine their scholastic and bowling abilities to receive college scholarships.

Just as importantly, the New York State USBC is run by regular people who appreciate and recognize those special people -- our bowlers -- who have made an impact by participating in leagues and tournaments, and by supporting their families and friends in the sport, throughout their lives. With that being said, we have created this Memorials page on our website as a final tribute to the men and women who have built and helped sustain organized bowling in New York State.

We invite you to send the names of deceased bowlers, relatives of bowlers and friends of the bowling community for inclusion on this page. Please send information to Mike Pettinella, Association Manager, NYS USBC, 55 Edgewood Drive, Batavia, NY 14020, or by email at We also will be acknowledging our deceased members and family/friends during a Memorial Service at the NYS USBC Annual Meeting. Thank you.

Southern Tier USBC
David Holt (9-3-16)
Louis Conti (9-6-16)
Wayne F. Flint (9-6-16)
John T. Mydlak (9-16-16)
Wayne County USBC

Priscilla "Pat" Zonneville (9-6-16), see obituary on the home page
Patrick J. "Pig" Horner (9-5-16), former host of the Funtime Junior Bowling TV show and former proprietor of Fairview Lanes and Cherry Bowl.
Syracuse USBC BA

Gary Vincatore (8-30-16), proprietor of Lakeview Lanes, Liverpool
Long Island USBC
Sandy Ingraffio (8-24-16), owner of Sandy Lanes in Malverne
Rochester USBC
Carmen K. Schwenzer (8-28-16), member of the Rochester WBA Hall of Fame
Sue M. Chinelli (8-4-16), member of the New York State USBC Hall of Fame
Doris Ehnhuus, Rochester WBA director from 1986-89
Michael P. Martone Sr. (8-10-16), member of the Rochester USBC BA in 2014 for Veterans Outstanding Achievement.
Niagara Falls USBC WBA
Doris Gabrys (8-2-16), former director.
Southern Tier USBC
Harold Truax (8-2-16)
Kenneth Fedderman (8-2-16)
Michael J. (Mick) Regan (8-14-16)
Charles F. Jaworski (8-15-16)
Lynda J. Shoemaker (8-16-16)
Margaret D. Stolarcyk (8-16-16)
Richard J. Kocik (8-30-16)
JULY 2016
Albany USBC
Joseph Levanites (7-27-16), Albany USBC Hall of Famer.
Genesee Region USBC
David Root (7-16-16)
Long Island USBC
Norman Suber (7-7-16)
New York City USBC
Bertha Jagassar (7-8-16)
Richard Fortiche (7-8-16)
Rochester USBC WBA
Martin J. Cumming (7-14-16)
Southern Tier USBC
Richard (Rich) W. Seymour (7-28-16)
Joseph Yuden (7-7-16)
Donald Raymond Green (7-5-16)
Michael George Egan (7-12-16)
Iva H. Colgan (7-14-16)
Howard C. Decker Jr. (7-17-16)
Roberta Bryant (7-29-16)

JUNE 2016
Southern Tier USBC
Gordon L. Williams Sr. (5-10-16)
Joseph Hermann (5-13-16)
Phyllis W. Kelsey (5-13-16)
Evelyn Wood (5-14-16)
Kara Jean Costello (5-23-16)
Carolyn Hester (5-27-16)
Ann M. Walker Buckley (5-30-16)
Eleanor Brisson (6-13-16), past director and second vice president of the Utica women's association
Genesee Region USBC
Robert D. "Bob" Meisner (6-20-16)
Nina Hall (6-21-16)
Rochester USBC BA
Arthur F. Moore Jr. (6-3-16), past secretary of the Rochester BA
New York City USBC
Paul Irving Jr. (6-12-16), past president of the NYSBA

MAY 2016
Southern Tier
John M. (Jack) Place (5-7-16)
Shirley A. Milacek Griswold (5-15-16)
Jacqueline Donafrie (5-16-18)
Michael W. Matian Jr. (5-18-16)
Rader Franklin (5-18-16)
Lillian Marie Gallagher (5-22-16)
William J. Marshall (5-26-16)
Lester H. Sackett (5-31-16)
Region USBC
Steven Lantz (5-24-16)
Nancy Vallese (5-18-16), former Genesee Valley WBA director
Hudson Valley USBC
Sandi Renihan (5-3-16)
Diane Carol Reilly (5-7-16)
Johnstown USBC WBA
Oceanmarie Foster (5-2-16)
APRIL 2016
Adirondack USBC
Wesley F. "Pete" Winslow (4-12-16)
Hudson Valley
John T Timberlake (4-12-16)
John F. Costello (4-13-16)
Nancy R. Bohlin (4-14-16)
Gerald A. Plass (4-19-16)
Vera H. Sullivan (4-22-16)
Florence DeGaetano (4-25-16)
Francis A. VanTassell (4-25-16)
Albany USBC
Bruce Ottmer (4-21-16), former NYS Senior Tournament champion
Tri-County NY USBC
James Reilly (4-4-16)
Southern Tier USBC
Robert C. Robinson III (4-5-16)
Florence D. Fleming (4-7-16)
George M. Lorenz Sr. (4-7-16)
Dawn Marie Foster (4-9-16)
Harry S. Higgins (4-9-16)
Jack Lee Steenborg (4-12-16)
Denise Nannery (4-14-16)
Silas Grazcho (4-17-16)
Josephine Gacioch Scudder (4-18-16)
Charles H. MacKenzie (4-27-16)
Mary T. Scully (4-27-16)
Mid-Hudson USBC
Jacqueline "Jackie" Miller (4-6-16), Mid-Hudson USBC Hall of Famer
William Kern (4-1-16), Mid-Hudson USBC Hall of Famer

MARCH 2016
Long Island USBC
Linda Diorio (3-3-16)
Linda Thomas (3-22-16), mother of associaton director Richie Thomas.
Rochester USBC WBA
Mary Schmerbeck (3-2-16). Mary was on a RWBA director from 1973-80.
Southern Tier USBC
Anthony (Tony) Potenziano (3-1-16), Hall of Famer
Stephen C. Kraly (3-7-16)
Thomas Vill (3-8-16)
Peter Scarantino (3-10-16)
Donna M. Pembridge (3-18-16)
Judy M. Lord (3-18-16)
Adirondack USBC
Viola Wilson (3-14-16)
Donald A. Heidirch (3-15-16)
Mark Latterell (3-2-16)
Johnstown USBC WBA
Marvin Nicholas Sr. (3-14-16)

Fulton USBC BA
Vincent Vescio (2-28-16)
Southern Tier USBC
Edward (Mac) MacBeth (2-1-16)
Winifred J. Layton (2-8-16)
Sara Nichol Whitney (2-14-16)
Margaret (Peggy) Marshall Pier (2-21-16)
Doris J Bobek (2-22-16)
Betty Elizabeth Voorhis (2-24-16)
John J. Zielinski (2-24-16)
Marian P. Stanton (2-26-16)
Carol Ann Macumber (2-27-16)
Niagara Falls USBC WBA
Florence Bloom (2-26-16), former secretary and Hall of Famer 
Adirondack USBC
Dorothy Brown (2-7-16)
William Pike (2-22-16)

Wayne Co. USBC WBA
Karen A. Boynton (2-22-16)
Long Island USBC
Debra Andrino (2-6-16), daughter of Norma Andrino, past director of Nassau County Women's Bowling Assn.
Rochester USBC BA/WBA
George D. Jaffarian (2-1-16)
Theodore P. Serbu Sr. (2-1-16)
Emily T. Kotowicz (2-20-16)
Genesee Region USBC
Jane M. Laesser (2-12-16)
Hudson Valley USBC
Theresa McKenna Cisternino (2-3-16)
Walter F. Sedore (2-4-16)
Lillian Daniels (2-17-16)
Johnstown USBC WBA
John "Jack" Cassidy (2-15-16)

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