New York State USBC Bowling Association News
Petraglia Tops Hastings for PBA50 Pezzano Memorial Tourney Title

Laurel, Del. (Nov. 1, 2015) – Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia of Jackson, N.J., defeated Mike Hastings of Millsboro, Del, 278-267, to win the PBA50 Craig Pezzano Memorial presented by WGB Accounting and The Insurance Market at Bryan’s Bowling Center Sunday.
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Peyton Manning to Speak at 2016 International Bowl Expo

OCT. 30, 2015 – Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 International Bowl Expo in Las Vegas, Nev.
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USBC Makes Several Changes to Open Championships

OCT. 27, 2015 - ARLINGTON, Texas – When the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships heads to Las Vegas in 2017, the storied event will have several enhancements, highlighted by a new divisional structure.
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ANNUAL MEETING TRIBUTE: Betty Lou Orr (Johnstown USBC WBA) and L. Bruce Harrison (Tonawandas USBC president) pay tribute to members of the NYS bowling community who died over the past bowling season. Many in attendance at Saturday's (May 30) NYS USBC Annual Meeting participated in a Memorial Service prior to the business meeting. Photo by Mike Pettinella/NYS USBC Association Manager.


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.

New York City bowling leader passes away

We are sad to report that Norma Wright, a longtime bowling tournament group leader from the Bronx, died on Sept. 28. Norma was a fixture at the NYS USBC annual meeting and at state tournaments, where she would organize groups of 70 or more. Norma was 80.
CLICK HERE for information about funeral services.
CLICK HERE for an article about Norma when she was inducted into the New York City USBC Hall of Fame in 2013.

Greater Buffalo USBC
Dorothy F. Forrest (11-7-15)
Sherwin W. Lape (11-21-15)
Gloria J. Mis (11-18-15)
Harold F. "Skip" Ritzman (11-12-15)
Jason R. Sprada (11-10-15)
Rochester USBC WBA
Helen J. Unterborn (11-5-15)
Southern Tier USBC
Bertha A. Swidginski (10-2-15)
Robert R. Aton Sr. (10-3-15)
Betty A. Ihnot (10-4-15)
Norman D. Reynolds (10-5-15)
Irene Robinson Haskins (10-12-15)
Shawn Fern Livingston (10-15-15)
Jean Williams (10-15-15)
Robert G. Pogar Sr. (10-20-15)
Charlotte Hulbert Oliphant (10-31-15)
Lawrence Tokarchik (10-31-15)
Niagara Falls USBC WBA
Flora Stone (10-21-15), NF WBA Hall of Famer and charter member who was recognized for 50 years of membership in 2001.
Long Island USBC
Debbie Kress (10-23-15), Long Island bowling hall of famer.
Greater Buffalo USBC
Henry W. Bell, Sr. (10-4-15)
John F. Kominarek (10-9-15)
Matthew A. Pries (10-1-15)
Steve P. Dan, Sr. (10-22-15)
Jean E. Gallmeyer (10-29-15)
Rochester USBC WBA
Darlene Lund (10-7-15)
Michael Shannon (10-8-15)
Adirondack USBC
Donald Kortz (10-11-15)
Evelyn June (Tripp) Layhee (10-30-15)
Mae E. (Osberg) Laing (10-31-15)

Adirondack USBC
John F. Pullen (9-8-15)
Sandy Jeanne Corentto (9-12-15)

Rochester USBC WBA
Joan Tross (9-26-15)
Roberta Celento (9-7-15)
Tri-County NY USBC
Jamie Willis (9-8-15), Tri-County NY USBC Hall of Famer, director and youth bowling director at Minisink Lanes. 
Greater Buffalo USBC
Delphine “Dolly” Gozdziak (9-12-15)
David C. Pasternak (9-2-15)
Bernadette M. Lukaszewski (9-21-15)

Chen Del O USBC
Bastine "Bucky" Caracciolo (9-1-15)

Long Island USBC
Marie Baxter (9-21-15), NCWBA director and Hall of Famer.
Southern Tier USBC
Daniel J. Keating (9-1-15)
Russell V. Grant (9-2-15)
Sally Turney (9-6-15)
Donald F. Lesko (9-9-15)
Clifford Thomas (9-10-15)
James D. Davis (9-15-15)
Charles M. Hovancik Jr. (9-17-15)
Gerald Lewis DPhillip (9-18-15)
Albert "Drew" Gooley Jr. (9-21-15)
Anthony Peter Resciniti (9-22-15)

Southern Tier USBC
Phyllis Jane Soltis (8-2-15)\
Lloyd David Lindsey (8-3-15)
Harry G. Babcock (8-4-15)
John D. Shaw Jr. (8-5-15)

Cosimo A. Grassi (813-15)
Anne J. Harter (8-15-15)
Elaine C. Mahoski (8-20-15)
Blair H. Atwood (8-23-15)
Bernard J. Pochily (8-25-15)
Angeline Pantzer
Galusha Boulton (8-31-15)

Rochester USBC WBA
Ross E. Schroll (8-20-15)
Long Island USBC
Peter Cardone (8-5-15)
Margaret Miraticca (8-10-15)
Ilse Hirseland (8-17-15)
Genesee Region USBC
Elizabeth A. "Betty" Hakes (8-5-15)
Adirondack USBC
Paul D. Mosher (8-9-15)
New York City USBC
Lydia Bastone (8-29-15)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Agnes G. Roger (8-11-15)

JULY 2015
Niagara Falls Area
Robert O. Steinjan Sr. (7-9-15)
Adirondack USBC
Jason Rose (7-29-15)
Long Island USBC
Frank Golesorkhi (7-31-15)
Wayne County USBC WBA
Edith (Edie) Miller (7-31-15)
New York City USBC
Lucile Norris (7-26-15). She is the mother of NYS USBC Director Corinthia Ward.
Ronald 'Pit Bull' Armstrong (7-18-15)
Adirondack USBC
Nancy Ann Winslow (7-2-15)
Robert E. "Bob" Eggleston (7-5-15)
Robert Madison Sr. (7-8-15)
James Paul Webb (7-10-15)
Southern Tier USBC
Blinn Spohn (7-2-15)
Samuel I. Bogart (7-3-15)
Dorothy Webster Brown (7-9-15)

Donald Edward Pierce (7-9-15)
Roger W. Drumm (7-12-15)
Gary deBlieck (7-13-15)
Marian Ulco (7-13-15)
June Catherine Kinney (7-14-15)
Joseph Koloski Jr. (7-19-15)
Minnie Leary (7-28-15)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Hiawatha Bivens, Jr. (7-16-15)
Albert G. Gerhart (7-15-15)
Maureen G. Kline (7-22-15)
William Wnuk (7-22-15)

Bruce N. McIntyre (7-1-15)
Kingston USBC
Frances "Fran" Matilda Howell (7-25-15). She is the mother of Nancy Howell, NYS USBC Youth Committee member. CLICK HERE for her obituary.
JUNE 2015
Southern Tier USBC
Alton H. Carpenter (6-2-15)
Dianna Molyneaux (6-3-15)
Edward F. Nowsckowski (6-10-15)
John Bode (6-12-15)
Robert Jeuck (6-18-15)
Sharon Lynn Lancaster (6-18-15)
Joyce Ann Reinhardt (6-18-15)
Alice E. Smetana (6-18-15)
Robert A. White (6-18-15)
Charles Hantsch (6-21-15)
Milton D. Brubaker (6-25-15)
Greater Buffalo USBC
David L. Colley (6-23-15)
Rachel L. Martin (6-20-15)
Adirondack USBC
Mary Carlino (6-2-15)
Virginia Limbacher (6-7-15)
Thomas Chillemi (6-8-15)
Thomas E. "Tom" Beahan (6-8-15)
Paula R. Carpenter (6-9-15)
Joseph P. Hearl (6-13-15)
oseph S. Belmonte Sr. (6-19-15)

Rochester Area

Margaret "Peg" Martin (6-27-15), proprietor of Parkview Bowl in Rochester.
Greater Buffalo USBC
Timothy E. Minich (6-4-15)
Donald Petko Sr. (6-3-15)
Leon A. Sojka (6-6-15)
Frank T. Diminuco (6-6-15)
MAY 2015
Southern Tier USBC
Donald E. Karn (5-1-15)
Alton H. Carpenter (5-2-15)
Gordon D. Jackson Sr. (5-2-15)
Dianna Molyneaux (5-3-15)
Edward F. Nowackowski (5-10-15)
Lewis J. Barton (5-10-15)
John Bode (5-12-15)
Robert Jeuck (5-18-15)
Alice E. Smetana (5-18-15)
Robert A. White (5-18-15)
Genesee Region USBC
Sybil Adams (5-25-15)
Adirondack USBC

Katherine "Katie" Welch (5-4-15)
Theadore "Ted" Reed (5-8-15)
Hilda A. "Terry" Rice (5-25-15)
Richard "Dick" Kenneally (5-27-15)
Eva T. Stanislowski (5-29-15)
James E. Boller (5-31-15)
reater Buffalo Area
Richard "Dick" Ciprich (5-26-15). CLICK HERE for a story about this Buffalo bowling great.
Hudson Valley
Raymond F. Ball (5-8-15)
Rochester Area
Newman W. Storke (5-8-15)
APRIL 2015
Southern Tier USBC
Dr. Delos Aumock (4-3-15)
Mildred Hubbard (4-5-15)
Diane R. Blanchard (4-6-15)
Irene B. Myers (4-6-15)
John Risko Jr. (4-7-15)
Robert Holmes (4-10-15)
Larry J. Snyder (4-11-15)
Joyce Ksenics (4-13-15)
George Barton (4-20-15)
Betty Jo Fredenberg (4-29-15)
Francis Kosicky (4-30-15)
Johnstown USBC WBA
Edward Donnan (4-8-15)
Margaret "Peggy" Aksztulewicz (4-11-15)
Christine Dager (4-15-15)
Wayne County USBC WBA
Linda Burdick (4-27-15)
Francisco Cruz (4-24-15)
Long Island USBC
Florence McGuire
Joseph Saccante Sr.
Carl Tribuzio (4-15-15)
Adirondack USBC
Rev. Ronald B. Burdett (4-25-15)
Hudson Valley USBC
Kenneth J. Seiferheld Sr. (4-3-15)
Thomas W. Johns Sr. (4-7-15)
Clifford G. Baker (4-15-15)

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