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.

MAY 2015
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)
MARCH 2015
Hudson Valley USBC
Connie M. DiPietrantonio (3-13-15)
Betty R. D;Angelo (3-30-15)
Robert Doughtery (3-31-15)
Sue Z. Robertson
Southern Tier USBC
Bonnie Miller (3-6-15)
Gene M, Pastrick (3-16-15)
Marinell (Mary) Lsky (3-17-15)
Ellena M. Paise (3-18-15)
Armand S. Marino (3-19-15)
Robert "Wimpy" Vosburg (3-20-15)
Ruth L. Prince (3-25-15)
Wayne County Area
Beverly I. Early (3-7-15)
New York City Area
Wally Wallace (3-20-15)
Adirondack USBC
Loretta Angus (3-1-15)
Virginia E Barker (3-1-15)
David J Ross Jr. (3-4-15)
Ethal Lacross (3-7-15)
Helen Sutliff (3-15-15)
Andrew B. Christensen (3-20-15)
Ann Leary (3-29-15)
Michael S Curry (3-30-15)
Long Island USBC
Richard Schoendorf (3-27-15)
Rochester Area
Yvonne Brenner (3-18-15)
John (Jack) Sale (3-23-15)
Syracuse Area
Patricia DeSantis (3-21-15)
Syracuse Area
Betty Cole (2-15-15)
Thelma Pierce (2-6-15)
Donna Trowbridge (2-26-15)
Southern Tier USBC
Timothy Fabian (2-2-15)
Bonnie Shook (2-6-15)
William Wickizer (2-9-15)
Robert H. Morgan (2-13-15)
Ruth Wirth (2-16-15)
Leonard M. Dorwart (2-17-15)
Diane Leavy Voelkl (2-17-15)
Marjorie Griffith (2-18-15)
Donald R. Pratt (2-26-15)
Paul "Pete" Harding (2-26-15)
Adirondack USBC
Rita Boivin (2-23-15)
Schenectady Area
Thomas A. Donato (2-11-15), Schenectady USBC Hall of Famer and former PBA member. CLICK HERE for obituary.
Long Island Area
Jennie Camastra (2-1-15), former Suffolk County WBA director
Dorothy Perry (2-11-15)
Barbara Turano (2-9-15)
Richard Lindstrom (2-14-15)
Heather Chamberlin
Rochester Area
Betty M. Gutmann (2-5-15)
Johnstown Area
Barbara Allen (1-2-15)
Roger Bailey (1-11-15)
Shane Handy (1-13-15)
Syracuse Area
Walter Barr (1-16-15)
Janice Drummond (1-24-15)
Southern Tier USBC
Doris K. Ames (1-1-15)
Garth C Bick (1-4-15)
Robert J. Reynolds (1-5-15)
Bernard Earl Tronowski (1-6-15)
Velia Carulli, 102 years old (1-11-15)
Frances J. Pomateer Sheldon (1-11-15)
Eleanor Elaine Lewis (1-11-15)
Edgar Julian Schmidt (1-11-15)
James A. Casey (1-17-15)
Dorothy Bedoski (1-24-15)
Daniel Krizinofski (1-28-15)
Kenneth E. Waibel (1-30-15)
Long Island Area
Douglas Augresani (1-23-15)
Adirondack USBC
Shirley E. Uline (1-16-15)
Robert J. Dougher (1-21-15)
Ruth Stevens (1-23-15)
Ellen Jean Cone (1-26-15)
Debbie Phillips (1-28-15)
Chen Del O USBC
Robert Lindroth Jr. (1-29-15)
Katherine Marble (1-19-15)
Kermot Marble (1-26-15)
Albany Area
Evelyn R. Decker (1-20-15)
Rochester Area
Mary Jane Plopper (1-20-14)
Tonawandas USBC
Ken Kreger (1-11-14), longtime Tonawandas USBC association manager and Tonawandas USBC Hall of Famer. CLICK HERE for obituary. CLICK HERE for a tribute to Ken Kreger from the Tonawandas USBC.
Genesee Region USBC
Leon C. Bennett (1-4-15)
Richard "Rosie" D. Hensel (1-3-15)
Hudson Valley USBC
Mary T. Peluse (1-15-15)
Johnstown Area
Eugene "Butch" Miller (12-22-14)
Syracuse Area
Madalyn Lancette (12-17-14)
Chen Del O USBC
Donald Logan (12-12-14)
Wilburna (Bernie) Wahlberg (12-28-14)
Albany Area
William S. Hearley, Jr. (12-29-14)
Adirondack Area
Hugo R. Gregory (12-7-14)
Irene E. Molner (12-7-14)
Mary Mills (12-27-14)
Marge Bisiganano
Utica Area
John P. Leogrande (12-11-14), former owner of Vista Lanes in Yorkville and Utica Bowling Hall of Famer. CLICK HERE for obituary.
Rochester Area
Robert R. Brooks (12-21-14)
Jean E. Nau (12-19-14)
M. Joyce Stadt (12-13-14)
Carol Ann Lape (12-4-14)
Katherine Dean (12-3-14)
Mary E. Pelton (12-13-14)
George H. Aber (12-8-14)
Southern Tier USBC
Genevieve L. Lagg (12-2-14)
Audrey Mae Wheeler (12-7-14)
Jean Finkle (12-10-14)
Donald Murray Logan (12-12-14)
Carl A. Paccio (12-12-14)
Tyoko (Judy) Webster (12-16-14)
Joyce M. Shafer (12-16-14)
Richard M. Darpino (12-17-14)
Alice Chrzanowski (12-19-14)
Ferdinand Max Weiss (12-20-14)
Beverly Young (12-21-14)
Edward Joseph Haggerty (12-23-14)
Bette Gorman (12-24-14)
John E. Shak (12-16-14)
Barbara Moran (12-27-14)
Hudson Valley USBC
Franklin Belezos (12-15-14)
Mary H. Orszulak (12-16-14)
Silvano Andreozzi (12-23-14)
Gloria J. Freeman (12-30-14)

Johnstown Area
John Marshall Sr. (11-17-14)
Southern Tier USBC
Elizabeth L. Zwart (11-1-14)
Patricia A. Campbell (11-2-14)
John Cyganovich (11-3-14)
Barbara J. Wagner (11-9-14)
Helen Louise Wendland (11-14-14)
Edgar Abram (11-15-14)
Richard Switzer (11-18-14)
Gerald F. Galazyn (11-19-14)
Elizabeth B. Wickizer (11-19-14)
Jean M. Zurbruegg (11-21-14)
Willard J. Cornwall Jr. (11-22-14)
Anita Joan Simick (11-22-14)
Thomas Corino (11-24-14)
Janet P. Martin (11-25-14)

Adirondack USBC
Walter L. Osier (11-1-14)
Patricia L. Hunt (11-2-14)
Daisy M. McGuirk (11-15-14)
Robert J. Scanlon (11-16-14)
Radan "Randy" Jennings (11-20-14)
ong Island Area
Helen L. Case (11-24-14), former SCWBA secretary and New York State Women's Bowling Association director.
Rochester Area
Irene Zabelny (11-24-14), former Rochester WBA board member.
Marsha Regina Jones (11-19-14)
Ithaca USBC
Scott M. Hamilton (11-17-14), proprietor of the former Ide's Lanes in Ithaca and past president of the New York State Bowlers Proprietors Association. CLICK HERE for obituary information.
Albany USBC
Colleen Marcil (11-10-14)
Syracuse Area


Johnstown Area
Elwin "Onie" Miller (10-3-14)
Joyce Lansburg (10-17-14)

Jacqueline Bartlett (10-21-14)
Rochester Area
Edward Gallmeyer (10-25-14)
Southern Tier USBC
Elizabeth M. Stewart (10-3-14)
Kathleen Hunsinger (10-7-14)
Wayne A. Baker (10-9-14)
A. Joy Rowe (10-10-14)
Joseph P. Wood (10-10-14)
Herman James Darrow (10-11-14)
Joseph John Marion (10-13-14)
Betty Margaret Barry Page (10-17-14)
Louis M. Buiocchi (10-20-14)
Helen F. Grassi (10-20-14)
Betty Rozboril (10-20-14)
Adirondack USBC
Donald Bryan Carr (10-4-14)
Kathy L. Carp (10-5-14)
Mary Emma O'Connor (10-5-14)
Miriam Jean Murphy (10-20-14)
Marie E. Burch (10-24-14)
Rodney H. Petteys (10-25-14)
Long Island USBC
Melba Bennett (10-25-14)
Jaime Garlisto (10-28-14)
New York City Area
Rebecca "Becky" Smith (10-11-14)
Robert "Bo
b" Johnson (10-14-14)
Hudson Valley USBC
Marie L. Dykeman (10-16-14)

Southern Tier USBC
Joseph J. Ferro (9-28-14)
Henry B. Vigeant (9-19-14)
Mary A. Cornell (9-4-14)
Roy Auchinachie (9-7-14)
Seely J. Conover (9-16-14)
Adirondack Area
Sheridan "Butch" Race (9-17-14)
Stanley A. Juckett (9-20-14)
Raymond Brockway (9-20-14)
Elizabeth A. Irish (9-22-14)
Marion G. Eggleston (9-30-14)
Staten Island
Michele Savini (9-6-14), Staten Island USBC director and past NYS Youth Association director. CLICK HERE for obituary.
Wayne County
Daryl R. Pierson (9-3-14)
Albany Area
Connie Barlette (9-18-14), past president of Albany WBA and a New York State Hall of Famer.

Hudson Valley USBC
Gladys Antedomenico (9-26-14)

Southern Tier USBC
John Kulasza
Stephen "Tibby" Brinsko (8-16-14)
Ernest C. Fisher (8-2-14)
Thomas A. Stiles (8-28-14)
Steven Timko
Albany Area
Major Logan (8-28-14)

Chen Del O USBC
James H. "Jim" Jennings (8-22-14)
Adirondack (Glens Falls) Area
Dennis Paul Lapier (8-4-14)
Margaret Waterhouse (8-5-14)
Richard "Dick" Forte (8-6-14)
Anita D. Washburn (8-16-14)
Elizabeth M. Aubrey (8-25-14)
Genesee Region
Patricia "Patty" Laird Eaton (8-25-14)
Long Island Area
Ronald DeMuth (8-30-14), past director of the Long Island USBC
Rochester Area
Rev. Michael Patrick Cerretto (8-28-14), son of Margaret Cerretto, former Rochester WBA officer and director.
Hudson Valley USBC
Joan R. Murphy (8-6-14)
Madeleine "Mady" Bowne (8-9-14)
Edward F. Weglinski (8-10-14)
Nicholas Belezos (8-11-14)
Edward L. Reed (8-11-14)
Lillian Allers (8-19-14)
Emma L. Barnes (8-25-14)

JULY 2014

Johnstown Area
Michael Bailey (7-21-14)
Wayne County
Louis Ammirati (7-1-14)
Mary Consiglio (7-24-14)
Rochester Area
Patricia A. Voegtle (7-11-14)
Adirondack Area
Madeline T. Hogan (7-3-14)
Shirley E. Busch (7-21-14)
William E. Doner (7-22-14)
Evelyn E. Irish (7-27-14)
Hudson Valley USBC
Betty Fitzpatrick (7-10-14)
Byron L. Stickle (7-16-14)
Harold C. Haviland (7-30-14)
JUNE 2014
Genesee Region
Michael F. Pehrson (6-30-14)
Samuel P. Tomaselli (6-27-14)
Johnstown Area
Tracy Fuller (6-10-14)
Rochester Area
Kevin M. Talty (6-3-14)
Long Island Area
Jacquie Simmons (6-24-14)
Adirondack Area
Joseph Manitta (6-1-14)
Stanley J. Miller (6-4-14)
Julia M. Bishop (6-5-14)
Ethel T. Hewlett (6-14-14)
Donald B. Adkins (6-23-14)
Agnes R. LaMore (6-23-14)
Sharon Monroe (6-28-14)
Hudson Valley USBC
Hillar Adamson (6-10-14)
Dominick Maiolo (6-10-14)
Sheree L. Hall (6-23-14)

MAY 2014
Adirondack Area
Christie McCane (5-3-14)
Catherine McCarty (5-6-14)
Gary Young (5-7-14)
Barry O'Donnell (5-6-14)
Grace Folts (5-18-14)
Jordan Catellier (5-18-14)
Brian Smith (5-27-14)
Utica Area
Elizabeth "Vi" Bonomo (5-5-14). She served for more than 40 years on the NYS Women's Bowling Association Board of Directors originally as a Director and she retired as a vice-president.  She was inducted into the NYS Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 2006 for Meritorious Service.  She also was a member or chairman of all committees.  She was instrumental in establishing the Scholarship Committee and was a formidable member of the finance committee. Donations may be made to the NYS USBC Scholarship Fund. CLICK HERE for her obituary.
Kingston Area
Ann Filippone (5-3-14)
Albany Area
William "Billy" Harrell (5-6-14)
Southern Tier USBC
Bernard "Red" Godfrey (5-2-14)
Stanley Rigo (5-17-14)
Irene Survilla (5-18-14)
Wayne R. Thompson (5-18-14)
Jeanette (Potter) Lott (5-23-14)
Matthew Rech (5-23-14)
Stephanie H. (Buchel) Gentile (5-23-14)
Esther E. Darrow (5-28-14)

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