New York State USBC Bowling Association News
Team USA Standout Captures USBC Masters Championship

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Team USA's Andrew Anderson completed his schooling of the 360-player field at the 2018 United States Bowling Congress Masters as he captured his first career Professional Bowlers Association Tour title on Sunday.
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England's Williams Leads; Seven New Yorkers Advance

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – England's Stuart Williams paced the field for the second consecutive day at the 2018 United States Bowling Congress Masters to finish as the top overall qualifier for the tournament's double-elimination match-play bracket.
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Bohn III Tops Graham for Rossi Lanes Eastern Open Regional Title

Elmira, N.Y. (March 25, 2018) – PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., defeated Rick Graham of Lancaster, Pa., 245-212, to win the PBA50 Rossi Lanes Eastern Open at Rossi Lanes Sunday.
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Memorials


Remembering 'Pat' Zonneville

ANNUAL MEETING REMEMBRANCE: Margaret Lancaster, middle, a delegate from Wayne County USBC WBA, joins Director Corinthia Ward and President Roger Buckman in a tribute to the late Priscilla "Pat" Zonneville at Saturday's (June 3, 2017) NYS USBC Annual Meeting in Corning. Lancaster was a close friend of Zonneville, who died last September. Both Lancaster and Zonneville also were instrumental in the success of the NYS Women's 600 Club. Ward presided over a Memorial Service before the Annual Meeting in memory of NYS USBC members and family members who passed away during the 2016-17 season. Photo by Mike Pettinella/NYS USBC Association Manager.

-- IN MEMORIAM --

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 bowlny300@yahoo.com. We also will be acknowledging our deceased members and family/friends during a Memorial Service at the NYS USBC Annual Meeting. Thank you.


MAY 2018
Hudson Valley USBC
Joseph W. McDowell (5-6-18)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Ronald J. Kelly (5-2-18)
Gary M. Gospodarski (5-12-18)
Dennis J. Gaca (5-21-18)
New York City USBC
Linda Hampton (5-16-18)
Troy USBC
Nick Pondillo (5-13-18)
Corning USBC
Marsha Ann Corso (5-5-18), Corning Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame member
Long Island USBC
Al Barbieri (5-2-18)
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APRIL 2018
Hudson Valley USBC
Mark Marotta (4-14-18)
Kathy Chapman (4-5-18)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Joseph H. Walter (4-24-18)
Wayne County USBC WBA
Dorothy E. Price Clark Pfennig (4-28-18)
Troy USBC
Kathryn Klar (4-11-18), served as a director for both the Troy Women and Troy Men's Associations, and was serving as Troy Association Manager since merger.
Auburn USBC WBA
Margery L. Sochan (4-1-18), NYS Women's Championships group leader
Corning USBC
Fred Cevette (4-2-18), NYS Open Championships participant
Beverly Ann Beebe (4-11-18), member of Corning Women's Bowling Hall of Fame and NJCAA Bowling Coaches Hall of Fame.
Ed Wilcox (4-10-18)
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MARCH 2018
Hudson Valley USBC
Lucille Neener (3-30-18)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Conley Sayles (3-31-18)
Johnstown USBC WBA
Sally Bates (3-6-18)
Troy USBC
Jean Ciarlone (3-14-18), served as league secretary for over 20 years with Troy Industrial Mixed
Corning USBC
Marjorie Naomi Denson (3-30-18)
Southern Tier USBC
Ada L. Elwood (3-29-18), NYS and Southern Tier Hall of Famer; Local, State & National 500-Clubs; CLICK HERE for her obituary.
Wayne County USBC WBA
Stephanie Lynn (Knarr) Prutsman (3-24-18)
Utica Central NY USBC BA
Robert E. Young (3-21-18), Utica Bowling Hall of Fame member. CLICK HERE for his obituary.
Tri-County NY USBC
Grayce H. Riccardi (3-20-18), mother of Tri-County NY USBC Association Manager Michele Bensley.
Long Island USBC
A.S. "Doc" Doctorow (3-23-18), NYS USBC director and regional tournament manager (see home page)
Ronald Bevilacqua (3-12-18), former NYS and Empire State USBC director and Eastern Long Island BA director.
Ruth Ziesig (3-9-18), grandmother of Stephen Ziesig, LIUSBC association manager, and brothers Brian and Chris
Jim Maron (3-21-18)
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FEBRUARY 2018
Syracuse USBC BA, WBA
Lena Bishop (2-5-18)
Doris Collins (2-23-18)
Shirley DeFore (2-22-18)
Lois Griffin (2-10-18)
Martha "Marty" Kuryla (2-6-18)
Johnstown USBC WBA
Marion Hernberg (2-5-18)
Queen Ligon Williams (2-15-18)
Phyllis Ropeter (2-23-18)
Frank Ahrens (2-26-18)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Robert W. Kaminski (2-26-18)
Todd D. Penman (2-20-18)
Mary R. Piotrowski (2-12-18)
Long Island USBC
Marilyn Hart (2-24-18)
Wayne County USBC WBA
Cynthia Kuczenski (2-13-18)
Rochester NY USBC
Beverly J. Longbine (2-21-18), former Rochester USBC WBA director.
New York City USBC
Al Williams Jr. (2-16-18), Al and his wife, Linda, participated in numerous state tournaments. CLICK HERE for obituary information.
Niagara Falls USBC WBA
Helen Quarantello (2-12-18), past president of Niagara Falls WBA and Hall of Famer (1980); she managed Central Lanes and Luchese Lanes.

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JANUARY 2018
Hudson Valley USBC
Barbara Ann Hopkins (1-4-18)
Edgar Saul (1-5-18)
Palmera "Pat" Balash (1-8-18)
Barbara Simmons (1-30-18)
Syracuse USBC BA, WBA
Betty Dixon (1-3-18)
Grace Drake (1-3-18)
Mary Fittipaldi (1-18-18)
Debra Greenfield (1-31-18)
John "Pops" Lewis (1-4-18)
Amaryllis "Annie" Lively (1-13-18)
Mary "Nard" Paratore (1-17-18)
Alice Yawney (1-6-18)
Minnie Fragola (1-12-18)
Dorothy Rotunno (1-7-18)
Troy USBC
Francis Zovistoski (1-8-18), served over 25 years on the Board of Directors, ex-Vice President of Board, and as a league officer in several leagues
Greater Buffalo USBC
Richard J. Cardinal (1-3-18)
Michael A. Becker (1-4-18)
Gwendolyn L. Hull (1-24-18)
Ronald A. Oleksy (1-29-18)
Wayne County USBC WBA
Patricia M. Ryan Clark (1-31-18)
Theresa A. Mastracy (1-31-18)
Long Island USBC
Jack Sopper (1-3-18), Long Island Hall of Famer
Shirley Nesbitt (1-9-18)
Genesee Region USBC
Edward A. Weis (1-5-18)
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DECEMBER 2017
Hudson Valley USBC
Joseph Briehof Sr. (12-21-17)
Robet K. Nilsson (12-21-17)
Margaret "Pudgie" DeStefano (12-27-17)
Syracuse USBC BA, WBA
Dianne Korrigan (12-29-17), Syracuse WBA vice president
Janice Clark (12-29-17)

Janet Kessler (12-5-17)
Leigh Ngeim (12-19-17)
Charlotte Rowe (12-30-17)
Sophie Russo (12-27-17)
James "King" Smith (12-12-17)
Johnstown USBC WBA
William Boggie Jr. (12-24-17)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Chester R. Rusin (12-9-17)
Genesee Region USBC
Harris "Coke" Busmire (12-26-17)
Schenectady and Troy USBC
Luke S. Duchowny (12-31-17), husband of Michelle Duchowny, NYS USBC Regional Youth Manager
Long Island USBC
Debbie Davidson (12-21-17)

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NOVEMBER 2017
Syracuse USBC BA, WBA
Margaret Fortunato (11-24-17)
Josephine Melfi (11-10-17)
Nicholas Morgillo (11-3-17)
Jacqueline Parshall (11-23-17)
Johnstown USBC WBA
Jonas Nourse (11-21-17)
Fulton USBC BA
Ray Haynes (11-3-17), Oswego Hall of Famer
Corning USBC BA
Arthur E. Hillman (11-4-17)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Mary C. Tubridy (11-9-17), Greater Buffalo Hall of Famer
Gino Pompey (11-20-17)
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OCTOBER 2017

Hudson Valley USBC
Helen M. Farley (10-29-17)
Mary Ann Weatherby (10-23-17)
Johnstown USBC WBA
Samuel Pettit Sr. (10-18-17)
Corning USBC
WBA

Anna M. (Tapper-Pierce) Putnam (10-15-17), first woman to bowl 300 game in Southern Tier; Corning WBA Hall of Famer
Syracuse
USBC BA, WBA
Patricia Savage (10-10-17)
Palma Bitetto (10-26-17)
James Lafaver (10-11-17)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Francis J. "John" Maracle (10-3-17)
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SEPTEMBER 2017
Hudson Valley USBC
Nancy S. O'Shea (9-21-17)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Wayne H. Smith (9-16-17)
John F. "Jack" Wroblewski (9-27-17)
Kymber Ann Woelker (9-17-17)
Long Island USBC
Peter Marmorato (9-27-17)
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AUGUST 2017
Hudson Valley USBC
Evelyn L. Burns (8-26-17)
Syracuse USBC BA, WBA
Nancy Mossotti (8-31-17)
Johnstown USBC WBA
Gary Blood Sr. (8-1-17)
Ambrose Hock (8-15-17)
Fulton USBC BA
Joseph Higgins (8-25-17), NYS Bowling Hall of Famer as well as a Fulton HOF. He has several state senior titles in both doubles singles and all events.
Long Island USBC
Thomas Keon (8-23-17)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Gordon R. "Butch" Bardol (8-23-17)
Arthur C. Kosnik (8-2-17)
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JULY 2017
Hudson Valley USBC
Henry Dykeman Jr. (7-30-17)
Johnstown USBC WBA
Thomas Kadle (7-10-17)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Nicholas G. Batchev (7-20-17)
Harold R. "Buddy" Petschke (7-30-17)
Gary Lee Preischel (7-19-17)
New York City USBC
Edith Fuller (7-19-17)
Edward T. Pratnicki (7-16-17)
Rochester NY USBC
James F. Delbert (7-12-17), past president of the Rochester Bowling Association
Long Island USBC
Julius Morenberg (7-11-17), an avid bowler for 70 years
Fulton USBC BA
Robert L. Smith (7-26-17)
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JUNE 2017
Johnstown USBC WBA
Michael Hornbeck (6-11-17)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Frank M, Coburn (6-15-17), Greater Buffalo Hall of Fame
Donald E. "Whitey" Dlugosz (6-13-17)
Joseph M. Filipowicz Sr. (6-21-17)
Thomas S. Kozoduj (6-10-17)
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MAY 2017
Hudson Valley USBC
Martin Rosenthal (5-16-17)
Kathleen Fusari (5-16-17)
Edward Schamberg (5-20-17)
Henry Lewis (5-29-17)
New York City USBC
Claston M. Chang (5-20-17)
Long Island USBC
Karen Meehan (5-29-17)
Southern Tier USBC
Karen Hayslett (5-12-17). Karen was the first president of the Southern Tier USBC and a special person with a strong passion for bowling. She had been heavily involved at the state and local level with both youth and adult bowlers, and was a Hall of Fame member. CLICK HERE for her obituary.
Genesee Region USBC
Helen Doody (5-2-17)
Johnstown USBC WBA
Dorothy Sweet (5-4-17)
James "Jimbob" Kollar (5-6-17)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Ronald W. Korczynski (5-7-17)
Paul D. Hooftallen, Sr. (5-18-17)
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APRIL 2017
Rochester NY USBC
Brenda Bennett (4-27-17)
Marjorie Rahn (4-29-17)
Southern Tier USBC
Michael J. Casiuk (4-18-17), proprietor along with his wife, Cindy Lee, of Ideal Bowling Center in Endicott
Johnstown USBC WBA
Arlene Skaine (4-19-17)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Nicholas J. Maile (4-6-17)
Richard H. Wroblewski (4-2-17)
James J. Wangler Jr. (4-30)
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