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2017 Inductees


Joan Guthrie was elected into the Mid-Hudson USBC Hall of Fame for Service.  Joan Guthrie was born in Jersey City, NJ and lived in Dumont, NJ until her junior year in high school, when her family moved to Monroe. Following her graduation from Monroe-Woodbury High School and the passing away of her father, Joan moved back to New Jersey. She kept in touch with her friends and family in Orange County and in 1972 moved back to Monroe.

Joan married Ed Guthrie and raised her family. The Guthrie’s were a bowling family. Joan started bowling with Ed on the Sunday Night League at Monroe Bowl-o-Fun, with Mildred and Marty Rosenthal and two other couples. During this time Mildred convinced Joan to start bowling on Monday nights on the Monroe Women’s League and after a few years on that league she was asked to become the secretary of that league, which started her many years of service to bowling. Her bowling career consisted of bowling as a sub on Woodbury Woman, Pine Tree Woman and on the Friday Night Classic, as well as a number of summer leagues.

Joan also worked at Bowl-o-Fun running the snack bar, front desk, computer in-put, and over-seeing the youth leagues. Her career at Bowl-o-Fun ended when the Bowl-o-Fun was destroyed by a fire in 1997. Along with her Wednesday night team, Joan started bowling at Bowling Time in the Cornwall Women’s League. It only took three (3) years for Joan to be voted in as secretary/treasurer. At the same time, Joan started working at Bowling Time and did so for approximately 8 years.

In September of 2004, following the opening of Colonial Lanes, Joan and her Wednesday night team decided to move to Colonial Lanes in Chester. Joan bowled on two leagues; Chester Women and Ladies Night Out and was voted in as secretary at the start of each of those leagues.

In 2010 Joan started working for Jon Salerno at Colonial Lanes. She is responsible for the day to day running of the lanes and does all the league computer in-put and runs the Colonial Lanes Youth Program.

Over the years Joan has bowled in many local, state, national and senior tournaments.

Joan currently lives in Goshen NY with John Friedrich. Her children who are spread around the country are Diana and Joan’s grandson Brandon; Dawn and her children, Adam and Joseph; Denise and her children, Cody, Patrick, Thomas, Edward and Samantha; Edward; Vicki and her children, Gregory and Sabrina. She appreciates John and her entire family’s support during her years of both bowling and working.

Joan would like to thank Kathy Muir, Ed Guthrie & Jon Salerno for her nomination to the Hall of Fame and the Hall of Fame committee for their support.


Kenneth S. Kolk was elected into the Mid-Hudson USBC Hall of Fame for Ability.  Born in Goshen, N.Y in 1942 to Nicholas and Marjorie Kolk, Ken grew up on his family’s dairy farm with his two sisters and younger brother. He graduated from Goshen Central in 1961, and shortly after that Ken met and married his late wife Eileen Kolk and had two children, Richard and Cindy. As a child, Ken was always helping out on his father’s farm in one way or another. Then he went on to start his own dairy farm in 1964, and to this day he still works weekly at his farm baling and delivering hay. Ken still resides in Goshen.

Ken started his bowling career in 1961 after joining a league at Bowl-O-Fun in Monroe, N.Y. during his first year out of high school. Ken remained at Bowl-O-Fun for over 20 years honing his style and ability. Ken has bowled at many alleys around the Hudson Valley; Port Jervis Lanes, 1784 in Middletown, Bowling Time in Cornwall for 25 years, Frontier Lanes in Warwick for 30 years and most recently at Tarsio Lanes in Newburgh. During that time, Ken had five 11 in a rows, two 300 games; which the last one he bowled was at 73 years of age, and one 800 at Bowl- O-Fun. Ken also bowled 47 consecutive ABC national tournaments around the country, starting in 1965 and attending his last tournament in 2012. Ken continues to bowl twice a week when he is not traveling around the world.

Congratulations Ken!

Welcome to the Hall of Fame!!


Hall of Fame Inductees