ARLINGTON, Texas – Nicholas Mormando of Boca Raton, Florida, a member of the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame, died Oct. 13. He was 93.
Mormando, originally from Brooklyn, New York, was inducted into the meritorious service category of the USBC Hall of Fame in 2003, highlighted by his work in the sport as a proprietor and his service to the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame.
His journey in the sport began in 1948 with the purchase of his first bowling center in New Rochelle, New York. He went on to own nine centers across three states.
In the early 1960s, Mormando expanded his role as an active member of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and served as the organization’s president from 1974-1976.
He received the BPAA President’s Award in 1981 and was elected to the BPAA Hall of Fame in 1987.
Mormando held a major role in the formative stages of the creation of the IBM/HOF in its original location in St. Louis. The IBM/HOF now is part of the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas.
He helped land financial support for the construction of the original venue in St. Louis and served on the site-selection, design and construction committees.
Mormando went on to serve on the IBM/HOF Board of Directors and as president from 1990-1992.
He helped with the creation of the IBM/HOF Salute to Champions, an annual fundraising event, and was selected as the event’s honoree in 1994.
In addition to his work within bowling, Mormando also spent 40 years as an independent restauranteur in New York, Connecticut and Illinois.
Services for Mormando were held Oct. 19 in Westbury, New York.
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