Thomas M. (Tinker) Molinaro of
Washington, a native of Scranton, has been involved in bowling for 55
years and also played softball and played sandlot baseball as a pitcher
for Alpine Club. He started at left end for Poundstown and Washington
Generals semi-pro football teams for 12 seasons, being a member of four
district championship teams from 1933 through 1936. He is also an avid
golfer and hunter.
He has been a member of Jessop Club, Club 21, McWreath Dairy, Alpine
Club, Hazel Atlas and Lake Jo Ann bowling teams.
Molinaro's bowling accomplishments include being a member of the
Washington Classic doubles championship team in 1956 and 1957; singles
champion in the 1947 Hazel Atlas tournament; fourth place in George
Vallas Singles Classic in Youngstown, Ohio, 1954; member of Washington
Generals Industrial ten pin champs; 1947 all events champion in Hazel
Atlas tournament and first Washington area bowler to appear on
Pittsburgh television bowling programs.