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.

REMEMBERING OUR BOWLING FAMILY: Saturday's (June 1) 2013 NYS Annual Meeting began with a Memorial Service in remembrance of bowlers and their family members who passed away during the 2012-13 season. From left are Sally Iacovelli of Ithaca, NYS USBC Chaplain; Nelson Chase, NYS USBC Youth Pepsi coordinator, who placed a rose during the service; and Liz Taylor of Johnstown, who delivered the sermon. Photo by Mike Pettinella, NYS USBC Association Manager.

APRIL 2014
Hudson Valley USBC
Lance Giancotti (4-3-14)
MARCH 2014
Hudson Valley USBC
David Nauta
Southern Tier USBC
Wanda Cole (3-6-14)
Matthew Miller (3-7-14)
Kathleen L. Saliby (3-13-14)
Gale E. Winters (3-15-14)

Stephen Urda (3-24-14)
Genesee Region Area
Mary Lou Rex (3-27-14)
Wayne County Area
Jean Horton (3-14-14), former secretary and Hall of Fame member of the Wayne County USBC WBA.
Rochester USBC Area
Lois S. Brennan (3-2-14)
David M. Plopper (3-20-14)
Rockland County Area
Theresa Hlawatsch (3-16-14)
Southern Tier USBC
Cecelia Zendarski (2-1-14)
Donald J. Perrault (2-13-14)
Genesee Region USBC
Linda Rae Carrier (2-26-14)

Long Island USBC Area
Mary Jane Tepper (2-25-14)
Rochester USBC Area
Marilyn Durbin (2-24-14)
Ellen Menzie (2-20-14), longtime coordinator of the youth program at Rose Garden Bowl in Bergen, 2013 recipient of the NYS USBC Service to Youth Award and 2002 recipient of the Rochester Bowling Council Service to Youth Award. CLICK HERE for her obituary.
Barbara J. Moon (2-13-14), former manager of Pleasure Lanes in Hilton.
Hudson Valley USBC
Catherine M. Coyle (1-13-14)
Kathleen "Betty" Petrus (1-23-14)
Jean K. Snowden (1-27-14)
Southern Tier USBC
Georgia I. Brink (1-15-14)
Janettte D. Parmalee (1-16-14)
Genesee Region
James Oas (1-26-14)
Rochester Area
Joan Donaghue (1-24-14). Her husband is Rochester USBC BA director and HOFer Pat Donaghue.
Patricia E. Jones (1-21-14)
Norma Spindler (1-16-14)
Elizabeth "Liz" Davis (1-10-14)
Adirondack USBC Area
Edwin Mook Jr. (1-3-14)
Gertrude Chamberlin (1-4-14)
Cecilia A. Jarvis (1-13-14)
David J. Ross III (1-17-14)
Henry "Hank" Robbins (1-26-14)
Sylvia R. Gitto (1-29-14)
Earl L. McKnight (1-30-14)
Long Island USBC Area
Peter Farmer (1-30-14)
Thomas Matty (1-24-14)
Albany USBC Area
Kenneth A. Watson (1-2-14)
Patrick Gara Sr. (1-9-14)
Viola Doriski (1-28-14)
Elmira USBC Area
Michelle Shafer (1-12-14), wife of PBA star Ryan Shafer. CLICK HERE for her obituary.
Mid-Hudson Area
William H. Winship (1-11-14), former Mid-Area Youth Bowling Association president. CLICK HERE for his obituary.
Hudson Valley USBC
Catherine V. Costanzo (12-12-13)
Melvin "Mel" Burger (12-16-13)
Rockland County USBC
Margaret Sullivan (12-27-13)
Juan (John) Garcia (12-30-13)
Adirondack USBC Area
Ethel Davidson (12-5-13)

Grace Kenneally (12-11-13)
Edward A. Belden (12-14-13)
Michael A. LaSarso Jr. (12-23-13)
Margaret L. Hall (12-27-13)
Tri-County NY Area

Thomas R. "Hoss" Osczepinski
Rochester Area
Carl Gorsuch (12-17-13)
Kenneth L. Wiley (12-6-13)
Genesee Region
Carole J. Pettinella (11-14-13), former league bowler and mother of NYS USBC Association Manager Mike Pettinella.
Hudson Valley USBC
Jane C. Scholl (11-1-13)
Helen "Mumsie" Busch, age 98 (11-14-13)
Southern Tier USBC
Walter U. Torto Sr. (11-23-13)
Helen Sprague (11-27-13)

Adirondack USBC Area

Joyce C. Stephenson (11-3-13)
Dante J. Orsini Sr. (11-20-13)
Patricia McKinney (11-24-13)
Rochester Area
Raymond E. Dutcher Jr. (11-26-13)
Dolores Z. Bieck (11-27-13)
Pamela Crawford (11-17-13)
Dale A. Koester (11-3-13); Dale's sister is Rochester USBC HOF Judy Koester
Albany Area
Alice Galluzzo (11-1-13)

Sara-Placid USBC WBA Area
Helen Muncil (11-9-13), member for more than 50 years.
Hudson Valley USBC
Thomas F. Schloemer (10-4-13)
Ellen May Osborn (10-9-13)
Adirondack Area
Alyce I. Jeskie (10-15-13)

Edith Robison (10-23-13)

Ora E. Suida (10-24-13)

Long Island Area
Matilda "Tillie" Bush (10-24-13), former Suffolk County Women's Bowling Association secretary.
Bill Janovsky (10-30-13), active in the Long Island USBC youth programs and husband of Flo Janovsky, NYS USBC regional tournament manager. CLICK HERE for his obituary.
Rochester Area
Florence "Flossie" Kerr (10-19-13)
Elmira Area
Betty Jean "B.J." Holleran (10-14-13), past president of the NYS USBC Youth Association; CLICK HERE for her obituary.
Schenectady-Scotia Area
Dick Peckham (10-1-13), Schenectady Hall of Famer; CLICK HERE for an article about this former PBA member.
Cortland Area
Barbara Ellsworth Ames (10-8-13), mother of NYS USBC Director Mark Ames
Wayne County Area
Judy A. Schade (10-1-13)
Hudson Valley USBC
George B. Kinney (9-8-13)
Lillian Slezak (9-10-13)
Geneva H. Johnson (9-19-13)
Rockland County Area
Thomas C. Lodini (9-18-13)
Joseph H. Bergen (9-21-13)
Adirondack USBC Areaa
Nobuko I. Baker (9-17-13)
Catherine I. Robbins (9-17-13)

Paul K. McGeoch (9-20-13)
Robert P. Hanell (9-21-13)
Jeannette Parmelee (9-26-13)

Margaret E. Moylan (9-29-13)
Southern Tier Area
John Kramer (9-24-13)
Rochester Area
Lawrence Siverd (9-28-13)
Marcia C. Karch (9-19-13)
Lina B. Hill (9-12-13), former President of the Rochester USBC WBA
Angelo Vissa (9-14-13), father of NYS USBC Director Barry Vee
Long Island
Dorothy Abbott (9-18-13)
Albany Area
Mary C. Reedy
Southern Tier USBC
Andrew S. Backo Sr. (8-7-13)
Doris M. Bullock (8-9-13)
Adirondack USBC Area

Donald C. Geer (8-9-13)

Joan R. Bankenhorn (8-10-13)

Andrew M. DelSignore (8-12-13)

Michael P. Milligan (8-18-13)

Terrance C. Irwin (8-18-13)
Robert D. Edwards (8-19-13)
Lillian E. LaPan (8-20-13)

Eelyn K. Clayton (8-26-13)

Sebastian J. Cicero (8-28-13)

Betty B. Fowler (8-31-13)

Rockland County Area
Roberta Getz (8-7-13)
Beth L. Pergola (8-21-13)
Long Island Area
John Dioguardo (8-16-13)
Sean Cook (8-25-13), 18 years old, avid junior bowler
Matthew Mule (8-26-13)
Genesee Region Area
Mary Esten (8-13-13)
Ann Bliss (8-31-13)
Kingston Area

Rose Schatzel (8-3-13), Known as the "Queen of the Hudson Valley" in the 1950's and 1960's, Rose was a pioneer of women's bowling. She was a former member and officer of the Kingston WBA, and was instrumental in developing and mentoring the local youth program and was a junior coach for over 25 years.Rose was the recipient of many championship awards and honors across the United States, including 2nd highest women's average in the U.S. in 1953.  She was also a multiple winner of the NYSWBA scratch all events award. Rose was inducted into the KWBA Hall of Fame (1996) and NYSWBA Hall of Fame (1987).
Rochester Area
Anna B.Smith (8-21-13)
Joanne Jensen (8-14-13), Rochester WBA Hall of Famer (1994) and former board member
Michael J. Burnett (8-4-13)
Long Island Area
Harriet Pangas (8-9-13)
Gloria Perosio (8-5-13)
Fulton Area
Connie Perry (8-25-13)

JULY 2013
Hudson Valley USBC
Joseph P. Ruggiero (7-21-13)
Southern Tier USBC
Florence Palmer (7-5-13)
Genesee Region Area
Anthony "Britt" DIMartino (7-31-13), former manager of Mancuso Lanes, Batavia, and Genesee Region USBC Hall of Famer
Rockland County Area
Rosemary Aiello (7-15-13)
Mary E. Taulman (7-25-13)
Newburgh Area
Patrick Tarsio (7-28-13), well-known, longtime proprietor and one of the founders of the Professional Bowlers Association. He was 96. CLICK HERE to view his obituary.
Adirondack Area
Arthur J. Rivers (7-7-13)
Helen J. Trombley (7-10-13)
Robert A. Rock Sr. (7-18-13)
Margaret E. Young (7-20-13) 

Rochester Area
Frank R. Camiola (7-19-13)
Anne Marie Wrights (7-23-13), mother of NYS USBC Hall of Famer Gina Wrights Redding
Rita M. Simpson (7-18-13)
Judith D. Haenel (7-25-13)
Long Island Area
Louise Bernhart (7-9-13)
Schenectady-Scotia Area
Bert R. Neumeister (7-1-13)
Ithaca Area
William J. Scott (7-28-13), Cortland Bowling Hall of Famer
JUNE 2013
Southern Tier USBC
Esther Zalenski (6-20-13)
Adirondack Area

Marion L.Coffinger (6-1-13)
William C. Burns (6-3-13)
Floyd D. Tucker Sr (6-11-13)
Margaret A, Murray (6-4-13), wife of Bill Murray, past President, Glens Falls BA
Susan K. Muller (6-8-13)

New York City Area
Charlotte Pettus
Hudson Valley Area
Patricia Tyler, avid bowler, league officer and wife of Hudson Valley USBC Assn. Mgr. Bob Tyler (6-24-13). CLICK HERE for obituary.
Ithaca Area
Patricia Allen, NYS Hall of Fame inductee, 2012 (6-24-13). CLICK HERE for obituary.
Rochester Area
Mary A. Furlani (6-28-13)
Katherine May Coon O'Neill (6-14-13)
Genesee Region
Jim Beideck (6-6-13)
Lucille Capuano Van Son (6-12-13)
Westchester County

Esther May McNally (6-6-13)
Essie A. Ross (6-10-13)
Lloyd J. Edmonsdson (6-9-13)
MAY 2013
Long Island Area
Rose Ness
Adirondack Area
Beverly W. Fasulo (5-1-13)
Anthony J. Ricciardelli Jr. (5-14-13)
Estella L. Waldron (5-16-13)
Elaine B. Parent (5-19-13)
Gerald Wells (5-22-13)
Norma Baillargeon, Proprietor of B & C Lanes  5/23/13

New York City Area
Lena Carr, past NYS WBA director and WIBC and NYS delegate (5-22-13)
Schenectady-Scotia Area
Theresa Palkovic (5-20-13)
Eileen Gardner (5-2-13)
Claudia Ungerland (5-13-13)

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