Cecil Harford USBC Association
1016 Young Ave
Bel Air Md, 21014-1870
Association # 86494
Patrick (Mark) Moscato was born on December 30, 1955 in Rochester, New York. Mark is referred by his friends as “Mo”. He is the son of Antonio (Tony) P. Moscato and Louise (Audrey) Allison. Mark’s dad was inducted into the Cecil-Harford United States Bowling Congress Hall-of-Fame (CHUSBC HoF) in 1990. Mark has three sisters to include Debby K. Stiles, Patty D. Bertier, and Gina M. Borrego.
His family moved from Canandaigua, NY to Maryland in 1960 and resided at Perry Point, MD (Cecil County) until the summer of 1968 when at the age of 12 his family moved to Webster Village, outside of Havre de Grace, in Harford County. Mark has been a resident of the county since. He is the father of Kristin Leigh Reinke from a previous marriage to Cheryl L. Rocco. He remarried on March 17, 1992 to Doenee L. McFadden and they have two sons, Michael Patrick and Matthew Joseph Moscato. He also has two step-daughters Marisa L. McFadden and Jennifer L. Silvestri, step-brother Brian Harkins, and a step-mother Joyce Moscato. He, Doenee, and their boys currently reside in Bel Air, Maryland.
His academic life in Harford County started at Havre de Grace Middle School in the fall of 1968 and he graduated from Havre de Grace High School on June 13, 1974. He was a four-year varsity letterman in soccer during his high school years. Mark’s mother was a tremendous mentor and role model and although she supported him in all his decisions, she always stressed the importance of getting a good education. He took her advice and continued his academic endeavors receiving an A.A. degree in Data Processing from Harford Community College on January19, 1986. He received a B.S. degree with a major in Physics, minor in Mathematics from Towson State University in May 24, 1992. He continued on and received a M.S. degree in Administration from Central Michigan University in May 1999.
Mark has worked many jobs in Harford County through the years. His main jobs were as a pharmacy technician at Harford Memorial Hospital from 1975-1988, a research technician at American Cyanamid from 1979-1983, and as a physical science technician and now physicist with the U.S. Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground from 1983-present. He also was an owner of Fire Free Chimney Sweeps of Baltimore County with his long-time friend Mike Gasdia from March 1980 to 1984.
At an early age, Mark worked as a pin-boy at his dad’s, Robert B. Marshall III, and Joseph L. Ciufo’s bowling establishment. The trio purchased the former Ideal Lanes on July 19, 1963 and changed the name to Harford Lanes. Harford Lanes was a second home to Mark. He joined his first junior bowling league in 1966 and along with Dennis Wilson and Herman Hague were the league champions.
Mark had won numerous titles as a youth bowler. In 1966 Mark bowled with Bob Marshall IV and they won their first championship title in the MD-VA-DE Youth Bowling Association doubles event. Mark was recognized in the March 1971 edition of the Junior Bowler magazine, and received the tenpin salute for the Junior Boys division. He scored an individual game of 258 during the Aberdeen Proving Ground youth tournament. Mark’s senior year of high school, he averaged 180 in youth league play and won the local tournament to qualify and bowl the scratch event at the Maryland State Finals of the National Bowling Council All-American Youth Bowling Championship. At Terrace Lanes he qualified first in the tournament with an even 200 average (1200 for six games) but lost the final step-ladder match 223-179 and ended as the State of Maryland runner-up.
Mark was anxious to establish himself in the Men’s league and joined the Bill Snavely Scratch League right out of high school. He averaged 200 in one of the many leagues he bowled during that first year in adult leagues (74/75 season) and bowled his first sanctioned 700 series (716) on October 28, 1974.
At age 19 Mark was accepted as a Resident Pro II member of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) making him the youngest PBA bowler ever out of Maryland. This was a long lasting relationship as evidenced by his 32+ consecutive years in the PBA.
Bowling in PBA regional events is where he gained most of his experience as a bowler on lane conditions, bowling equipment, and making adjustments. Although Mark had wanted to excel more as a professional bowler, he was smart enough to know his livelihood would come from his schooling and not bowling thanks to his mom’s influence. Mark had aspirations of bowling on the PBA senior circuit although his injuries though the years has limited his participation. He currently has 4 herniated discs in his back which has forced him to give up his bowling passion as a participant and retire in 2008. Mark officially retired from PBA competition due to numerous injuries in April 17, 2008.
During those years Mark has had numerous regional tournament cashes and advanced to two regional finals to include:
1) 6/5/1988 (6th place with 11-5 match play record & 216 match play avg.) at Denbeigh Lanes, Newport News, VA.
2) 6/12/1989 (11th place with 6-10 match play record & 202 match play avg.) at Gil Hodges Lanes, Brooklyn, NY with Danny Wiseman winning his 1st PBA regional title at the age of 19.
Winning the Harford Lanes Invitational Singles Bowling Tournament in 1979 was a memorable event. He led the qualifier and went 8-2 in the match play finals against five current members of the CHUSBC HOF.
While cutting back on bowling to finish up his college degrees, Mark also played basketball and softball. He was part of 2 tournament champion basketball teams and numerous softball league and tournament championships. He was named the MVP for one of his softball team’s championships.
Mark got back into league bowling by way of his first league, the Bill Snavely Scratch League, in Harford Lanes. Mark considers his 220 average in the Bill Snavely Scratch League as a highlight with few bowlers having achieved that level or performance in the league at that time. Mark is the tallest bowler (6’2”) inducted into the CHUSBC HOF in the superior performance category. All of Mark’s titles have been scratch events. Below is a list of Mark’s bowling accomplishments:
Therefore, for his overall performance in the sport of tenpin bowling, the cecil Harford USBC Bowling Association welcomes Patrick “Mark” Moscato into its Hall of Fame in the Superior Performance category.
Maryland State Bowling Association (MDSBA) Tournament Titles:
1) Men’s Team Scratch (1985) - Hagerstown - Letscher (750), Abraham (689), Moscato (510), Marshall IV (709), Finley (614)
2) Mixed Team Scratch (2003) - Tanneytown -V. Marshall, Moscato, Ripken, Vananzo
3) Mixed Team Scratch (2004) - Salisbury - P. Jones (671), Moscato (578), Ripken (561), Vananzo (658) - 2468
4) Mixed Doubles Scratch (2004) - Salisbury - 1376 (P. Jones 586/ Moscato 790)
Greater Baltimore Bowling Association (GBBA) Tournament Titles:
1) Men’s Doubles Scratch (1979/80) - 29th Annual GBBA Championship Tournament 1315 (Moscato 684/ Letscher 631)
Cecil-Harford USBC (CHUSBC) Bowling Association Tournament Titles:
1) Men’s Team Scratch (1993) Harford Lanes - Moor (700+), Kevin Lamb (700+), Moscato (700+), Dennis Wilson, Finley (This S.F. Productions team set the CHCBA 80% of 210 Team Event-Handicap Association Tournament Record with a 3512 pins)
2) Men’s Team Scratch (1999) Edgewood Lanes - Moor, Brodie, Moscato, Wm. Barlow, K.Walker
3) Men’s Team Scratch (2001) Cecil Lanes - V. Marshall, Abraham (750+), Moscato, P. Jones, Finley
4) Mixed Team Scratch (2004) Harford Lanes - Ripken (528), P. Jones (720), Moscato (690), Vananzo (674)-2612
5) Mixed Team Scratch (2005) Forest Hill Lanes - Ripken, P. Jones, Moscato, Vananzo (729)
Other Titles & Accomplishments:
1) Men’s Single 1979 Harford Lanes Invitational Champion. Led 8-game qualifier with 1755 (219 avg.).
was 8-2 with a 216 avg. in match game finals. Other finalist included Abraham (CHCBA HoF),
Lastowski (MDUSBC, GBUSBC, & CHCBA HoF), B. Davis, Finley (CHUSBC HoF), McCutcheon (CHUSBC HoF), Spies (CHUSBC HoF), Doug Wilson, E. Ningard, and M. Unruh.
2) CHUSBC 700-Club Champion, Senior Tournament 9 Apr 06 @ Forest Hills Lanes.
3) Harford Community College Tournament Champion 1974/75 school-year beat Mike Bowers (MDUSBC & CHUSBC HoF) in title match game.
4) Md/Va/Del Tri-State Youth Bowling Association Doubles Champion (1967) (Moscato/Marshall IV)
5) GBBA Men’s Fair Lanes Classic League Champions (1984/85)
7-11 Cockeysville Team - Letscher, Moscato, T.M. Logan, T.L. Logan, T. Grem
6) Stroh’s Team (Detroit, MI) Exhibition Match (Fall 1978) Winners at Towson State University vs. Harford Lanes Budweiser Team (Ciufo,J.J., Moscato, Ningard, Finley, Letscher)
7) National Bowling Council All-American Youth Bowling Championship Runner-up (May 11, 1974),
Qualifying Leader with 1200 even for 6 games - Lost in step-ladder title match roll-off (223 to 179) to Steve Baker of Terrace Lanes, Frederick, MD.
8) CHUSBC Tournament Mixed Scratch Team Runner-up (2003) w/V. Marshall, Ripken (700+), Moscato, Vananzo
9) Admitted in Professional Bowling Association as Eastern Regional member for 32+ years from December 26, 1975 to April 17, 2008. Have 10+ regional tournament cashes. 2 Regional Finals: 6/5/1988 (6th place with 11-5 match play record & 216 match play avg.) at Denbeigh Lanes, Newport News, VA. and 6/12/1989 (11th place with 6-10 match play record & 202 match play avg) at Gil Hodges Lanes, Brooklyn, NY with Danny Wiseman winning his 1st regional title.
10) Member of CHUSBC 5-man team that set the scratch high game league record (1306) 1999/2000 season, Bill Snavely Scratch League, Harford Lanes, (V. Marshall 233, Abraham 289, Moscato 258, P. Jones 290, Finley 236)-Record has since been broken, most recent 1/19/07 (1399).
11) Highest Scratch Game 290 on 3/29/02 in Bill Snavely Scratch League, also has 2-289 games with 1st 10 strikes in each game.
12) Highest Scratch League Series (265-253-267) 785 on 11/9/01 in Bill Snavely Scratch League
13) Highest Scratch Tournament Series (253-258-279) 790 on 11/6/04 in MDSBA Mixed Tournament
14) Highest League Average 220 (93 games) in 2001/2002 Bill Snavely Scratch League
15) Well over a hundred 700 series (1st 700 was 716 on 10/28/74, Harford Lanes)
16) Numerous CHUSBC League Team Champion Awards
17) Numerous CHUSBC League High Average, High Series, and High Game Awards
18) 2 ABC triplicate awards (191 & 222)
19) 3 ABC eleven-in-a-row awards (all were last 11 strikes in a game)
20) Last Cecil Harford USBC Bowling Association book averages (2007-2008) was 212 and 208.