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.

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)
Adirondack Area
Hugo R. Gregory (12-7-14)
Irene E. Molner (12-7-14)
Mary Mills (12-27-14)
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)

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)

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)

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.


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.

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)
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)

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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