New York State USBC Bowling Association News
McEwan Edges Johnson in WBT Finals Battle of New York Standouts

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26, 2017 – Two-time Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour champion Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, successfully defended her World Bowling Tour Finals title Sunday by delivering a clutch strike in the final frame.

The 25-year-old right-hander's strike at The Orleans Bowling Center gave her a final score of 203, forcing two-time PWBA Player of the Year Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, to mark in her 10th frame to secure the win.

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Indiana Bowler Becomes Oldest to Roll 900 Series

ARLINGTON, Texas – Less than three weeks from his 71st birthday, John Buchanan III of Evansville, Indiana, gave himself an early gift as he connected on 36 consecutive strikes on January 11 to become the oldest bowler in United States Bowling Congress history to record a 900 series.
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Ozio Elected to 2017 USBC Hall of Fame Class

ARLINGTON, Texas - David Ozio of Beaumont, Texas, has been elected to the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in the Superior Performance category.
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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.

MARCH 2017
Genesee Region
USBCSydney Allis (3-12-17)
William Ecker (3-9-17)
Rochester NY USBC
Bettie J. Hicks (3-10-17), former Rochester WBA board member.
Mary J. Lincoln (3-14-17)
Rockland County USBC Youth
Brandon Smith (2-27-17).  
CLICK HERE for his obituary.
Staten Island USBC

Donna Zajac (2-9-17), president of the Staten Island USBC and longtime delegate to the NYS USBC Annual Meeting. CLICK HERE for obituary information. CLICK HERE for a tribute to Donna.
Long Island USBC
Theresa Cosenza (2-10-17)
Marianne Rolston (2-14-17)
Roseann Gabriel (2-18-17)
Hudson Valley USBC
Eugene F. Healy (2-3-17)
Margarita "Peggy" Dalrymple (2-4-17)
Rochester NY USBC
Betty J. Erdmann (2-24-17)
Albany USBC
Jeffrey Krauss (1-8-17), son of Karen Krauss, former NYS USBC director and current Albany USBC association manager.
Rochester NY USBC
Ruth Kommeth (1-21-17)
John "Jack" Trimer (1-6-17)
Dorothy Guinan (1-23-17), former Rochester WBA director and Hall of Fame inducteed in 2012

Margaret Cerretto (1-30-17), former Rochester WBA director and vice president and Hall of Fame inductee in 1996
Schenectady-Scotia USBC WBA
Deborah Fawcett (1-16-17), S-S Youth Leaders director and wife of Steve Fawcett, NYS USBC Youth Regional director. CLICK HERE for obituary.
Syracuse USBC BA
Frank Fortino (1-8-17), former Syracuse USBC BA president and director, and 2000 Syracuse USBC BA Hall of Fame inductee
Long Island USBC
Matthew Lester (1-16-17)
Barbara Shelton (1-15-17)
Joseph Killen (1-22-17), former Eastern Long Island BA director and Hall of Famer
Genesee Region USBC
Kenneth Raley (1-1-17), former manager Valley View Lanes, Warsaw
Southern Tier USBC
Diana Hantsch Cornell (1-5-17)
Jacquelin Pokrinchak (1-5-17)
Edward John Fendick (1-7-17)
Edward J. Sackett (1-14-17)
Grace Russell (1-16-17)
James J. Judge (1-17-17)
Wendell Mead (1-17-17)
Lawrence D. Snow (1-18-17)
Lawrence Tokarchak (1-18-17)
Donald G. Swartz (1-21-17)
Billy (William) Hammoud (1-21-17)
Hudson Valley USBC
Elaine "Smitty" Smith (1-7-17)
James G. Catucci (1-9-17)
Paul J. Pecchia (1-19-17)
Roger H. Lee (1-21-17)
Mary T. Morreale (1-28-17)
Louis Krevolin (1-30-17)
Rochester NY
George J. Peters (12-1-16), 1997 Rochester USBC BA Hall of Fame inductee
Southern Tier USBC
Mildred L. Marean (12-1-16)
Janice M. Ivernesm (12-2-16)
Thomas Orson Mosher (12-3-16)
Kevin M, Link (12-22-16)
Michael Thomas Conklin (12-22-16)
Rochester NY USBC
Daniel R. Kenney (11-7-16)
Charles W. Prong (11-8-16)
Margaret "Murph" Stephenson, past director and second vice president
James Parker
Genesee Region USBC
Joseph Gerace (11-17-16)
Southern Tier USBC
Richard James Memconsky (11-4-16)
Francis Dvorsky (11-6-16)
Patricia A. Tiffany (11-9-16)
Larry (Pa) R. Heath (11-16-16)
Joseph L. D'Este (11-19-16)
Jennie I. Oliphat (11-23-16)
Patricia Churchill Persley (11-23-16)
Malcom S. Brown Sr. (11-28-16)
Hudson Valley USBC
Donald Kissane (11-3-16)
James Collins (11-3-16)
Southern Tier USBC
John J. McGuinness (10-3-16)
Bernadine Walkavicz (10-4-16)
Jean E. Dailey (10-8-16)
Robert I. Lowe (10-8-16)
Wayne Hall (10-14-16)
Thomas W. Pocengal (10-22-16)
Lloyd Morgan Hall (10-28-16)
Frederick H. Dolaway (10-31-16)
Hudson Valley USBC
Beverly Durbeck (10-7-16)
Philip L. Bowdler (10-20-16)
Henry G. Hess Sr. (10-24-16)
William "Rudy" Winters (10-28-16)
Edward "Jim" Pega (10-28-16)
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 Fetterman (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


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