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Accused Priests, Nuns and Administrators in Buffalo, New York Part 2

Buffalo Priest / Nun / AdministratorAllegations / ConvictionsAssociated Parishes
Louis MakoAccused of child sex abuse.St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Church; Orchard Park, NY
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church; Dunkirk, NY
St. John’s Church; Buffalo, NY
Thomas R. MarshallAccused of child sex abuse and charged with 20 counts of lewd acts upon children under the age of 14.St. Teresa Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church; Los Angeles, CA
Loville N. Martlock (Died 2014)Accused of child sex abuse.1964 - St. John the Evangelist; Sinclairville, NY
1965-1966 - Infant of Prague; Cheektowaga, NY
1967 - Holy Family Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
1968-1972 - St. Christopher Church; Tonawanda
1973-1977 - Fourteen Holy Helpers Church; West Seneca, NY
1978-1979 - Cardinal Mindszenty High School; Dunkirk, NY
1980-1981 - St. John de LaSalle Church; Niagara Falls, NY
1982-1983 - St. Elizabeth Church; Cherry Creek, NY
1984-1986 - St. Mary’s High School; Lancaster, NY
1987-1988 - Sacred Heart of Jesus; Bowmansville, NY
1991 - Maryknoll Foreign Missions
1992 - St. Benedict the Moor; Buffalo, NY
1993 - Notre Dame High School; Batavia, NY; Sacred Heart of Jesus; Bennington Center, NY
Fabian Maryanski Accused of having sex with a female minor.1971-1973 - St. Casimir Church; Buffalo, NY
1973-1980 - St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church; Lockport, NY
1981-1984 - St. Leo the Great; Amherst, NY
1984-1995 - St. Patrick’s Catholic Church; Barker, NY
1995-2000 - St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church; Medina, NY
2000-2004 - St. Philip the Apostle Church; Cheektowaga, NY
2004-2014 - St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church; Sloan, NY
Rene Maynard Accused of child sex abuse.Franciscan priest
Thomas J. McCarthyAccused of child sex abuse.1981-1984 - Church of Christ the King; Snyder, NY
1985-1990 - Our Lady of Victory Basilica; Lackawanna, NY
1992-1998 - St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church; Kenmore, NY
1999-2000 - All Saints Church; Buffalo, NY
2001-2003 - St. John the Baptist Church; West Valley, NY
Francis McKenna (Died 1997)Accused of child sex abuse.
Ronald Mierzwa Accused of child sex abuse and making a group of boys “parade around in their underwear.”Infant of Prague; Cheektowaga, NY
Our Lady Help of Christians; Cheektowaga, NY
St. March Church; Buffalo, NY
St. Lawrence Church; Buffalo, NY
St. Bartholomew’s Church; Buffalo, NY
St. Mary of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church; Ellicottville, NY
Michael Miller Sentenced to five years in prison on child pornography and obscenity charges.St. Francis High School; Hamburg, NY
St. Paul Roman Catholic Church; Berlin, CT
Robert Moss (Died 2018)Accused of sexually attacking a female who came to him for counseling. Also accused of kissing and exposing himself to another woman.Queen of Heaven Church; West Seneca, NY
St. Andrew Church; Sloan, NY
Loren Nys (Died 2018)Accused of molesting a male student in a school shower.St. Mary’s High School; Lancaster, NY
Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church; Lancaster, NY
Ss. Peter & Paul; Kiel, WI
Basil A. Ormsby (Died 1997)Accused of child sex abuse.1942 - St. Mary’s Catholic Church; Mayville, NY
1943 - Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church; Dunkirk, NY
1944-1946 - St. Teresa’s Roman Catholic Church; Niagara Falls, NY
1947-1949 - St. Aloysius Gonzaga; Cheektowaga, NY
1950 - Our Lady Help of Christians; Cheektowaga, NY
1951 - St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
1952 - Our Lady of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church; Niagara Falls, NY
1953-1956 - Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
1957 - Ascension Roman Catholic Church; North Tonawanda, NY
1958-1987 - St. Teresa’s Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
Norbert F. OrsolitsAdmitted to sexually abusing dozens of boys.1966 - St. Joseph Catholic Church; Bliss, NY
1967 - St. John the Baptist Church; Alden, NY
1968 - St. John the Evangelist; Buffalo, NY
1969-1970 - St. John Kanty Church; Buffalo, NY
1971-1973 - St. John Gualbert Church; Cheektowaga, NY
1974 - Our Lady of Czestochowa; Cheektowaga, NY
1975-1977 - St. James Roman Catholic Church; Depew, NY
1978 - St. James Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
1980-1981 - St. John Vianney; Orchard Park, NY
1982-1983 - Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels; Olean, NY
1984-1988 - Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church; Portville, NY
1990 - St. Lawrence Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
1991-2003 - Buffalo General Hospital; Buffalo, NY
1993-1995 - Deaconess Hospital; Buffalo, NY
2001-2003 - Hospice of Buffalo; Buffalo, NY
Daniel PalysAccused of child sex abuse.1970 - St. Joseph Catholic Church; Bliss, NY
1971 - St. Mary’s Church; Lockport, NY
1972-1979 - St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church; Kenmore, NY
1980-1985 - Church of Christ the King; Snyder, NY
1986-1993 - Annunciation Church; Buffalo, NY
1994-2018 - St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows Church; Elma, NY
Gabriel PatilAccused of sexually abusing five male boys at Bethlehem Catholic High School.Bethlehem Catholic High School; Bethlehem, PA
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine; Youngstown, NY
Martin L. PavlockAccused of child sex abuse.1967 - St. John the Evangelist; Sinclairville, NY
1968-1970 - Ss. Peter & Paul; Jamestown, NY
1971-1973 - Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament; Depew, NY
1974-1976 - Ss. Peter & Paul; Jamestown, NY
1977 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Lancaster, NY
1978 - Mother of Divine Grace Church; Buffalo, NY
1979-1983 - St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church; Depew, NY
1984-1985 - St. Elizabeth Church; Cherry Creek, NY
1987-1992 - St. Gregory the Great; Williamsville, NY; Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital; Williamsville, NY
1993-2000 - Our Lady Help of Christians; Cheektowaga, NY
2001-2002 - Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church; Dunkirk, NY
Ted PodsonAccused of sexually abusing a boy on a class trip.Calasanctius High School; Buffalo, NY
Devon Preparatory School; Devon, PA
James F. RappPlead no contest to accusations of molesting students in Michigan, Oklahoma. Sentenced to forty years in prison.DeSales High School; Lockport, NY
Lumen Christi High School; Jackson, MI
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Duncan, OK
Michael Raimondo (Died in Italy)Accused of child sex abuse.
Joseph RapplAccused of sexually abusing an altar boy after hearing his confession.1978-1982 - St. Peter Roman Catholic Church; Lewiston, NY
1982-1985 - St. Catherine of Siena Church; West Seneca, NY
1985-1989 - St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church; Holley, NY
1990-1999 - Military Chaplain
Dennis RiterAccused of sexually abusing two altar boys.
Reinstated in June, 2018 after a diocese finding that the allegations were not substantiated.
1971-1977 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Lackawanna
1977-1981 - St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church; Springville, NY
1981-1984 - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; Dunkirk, NY
1981-1984 - Brooks Memorial Hospital; Dunkirk, NY
1982-1988 - Diocesan Spanish Apostolate; Buffalo, NY
1984-1988 - Ss. Columba-Brigid Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
1988-1994 - Queen of All Saints Church; Lackawanna, NY
1994-2001 - Our Lady of Perpetual Help; Buffalo, NY
1994-2001 - St. Valentine Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
2002-2008 - St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church; Batavia, NY
2008-2018 - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; Dunkirk, NY
Roy K. Ronald (Died 2013)Accused of child sex abuse.1962 - St. Frances Cabrini Roman Catholic Church; Collins Center, NY
1963-1979 - Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels; Olean, NY
1980-1991 - St. Mary’s Church; Belmont, NY
1992-1993 - Ss. Peter & Paul; Arcade, NY
1992-1995 - St. Mary Church; East Arcade, NY
John M. RyanAccused of child sex abuse.1956 - St. Joseph Catholic Church; Bliss, NY
1962 - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Buffalo, NY
1963-1969 -Bishop Turner High School; Buffalo, NY
1970-1974 - Archbishop Walsh Academy; Olean, NY
1972-1974 - St. Helen Roman Catholic Church; Hinsdale, NY
1976-1977 - St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church; Grand Island, NY
1978 - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Williamsville, NY
1979-1980 - Mount Mercy Convent; Buffalo, NY
1981-2001 - St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
Ronald P. SajdakAccused of blackmailing a male minor into engaging in a ten-year sexual relationship.St John the Evangelist; Buffalo, NY
St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Church; Orchard Park, NY
St. Martin De Porres; Buffalo, NY
St. Lawrence Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church; Clarence, NY
John J. SardinaAccused of child sex abuse.1962-1964 - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Buffalo, NY
1965-1967 - Our Lady of Pompeii Church; Lancaster, NY
1968 - Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
1969-1977 - Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
1978-1980 - Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
1981-1986 - St. Anthony Church; Fredonia, NY
1988-2013 - Brothers of Mercy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center; Clarence, NY
Maurice Scheier (Died 1991)Accused of child sex abuse.1928-1986 - St. Bonaventure University; Allegany, NY
Joseph E. Schieder (Died 1996)Accused of child sex abuse.1937 - Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
1938-1941 - Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
1944 - Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
1945-1946 - St. Mary’s Infant Asylum and Maternity Hospital; Buffalo, NY
1947-1948 - Mount St. Mary; Kenmore, NY
1949-1950 - National Youth Director; Washington, DC
1962-1963 - Marymount University; Arlington, VA
1964-1976 - St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church; Kenmore, NY
Joseph A. Schuster (Died 2007)Accused of child sex abuse.1966-1967 - St. Isadore Roman Catholic Church; East Otto, NY
1967-1968 - Holy Name of Jesus; Buffalo, NY
1968-1970 - Diocesan Preparatory Seminary; Buffalo, NY
1970-1974 - Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church; Niagara Falls, NY
1974-1978; 1983-1990 - Catholic Worker House; Niagara Falls, NY
Gerald P. Sheehan (Died 2006)Accused of sexually abusing a female minor approximately 200 times in her home, the church rectory and in cottages.1965 - St. Brendan Catholic Church; Almond, NY
1966-1973 - St. Martin of Tours; Buffalo, NY
1974-1975 - Prince of Peace Church; Niagara Falls, NY
1977-1982 - Nativity of Our Lord; Orchard Park, NY
1983-2006 - St. John Bosco Church; Sheridan, NY
Ronald T. SilverioAccused of child sex abuse.1972-1974 - Holy Family Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
1975-1979 - Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church; Buffalo, NY
Howard Slack (Died 1976)Accused of child sex abuse.Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
Bishop Turner High School; Buffalo, NY
Arthur Smith Accused of child sex abuse and abuse of two young men in a nursing home.St. Thomas Aquinas Church; Buffalo, NY
Ss. Brendan & Jude; Almond, NY
Alfred University; Alfred, NY
Our Lady of Victory Basilica; Lackawanna, NY
St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Church; Orchard Park, NY
Our Lady of the Angels Roman Catholic Church; Cuba, NY
St. Mark Catholic Church; Rushford, NY
St. Mary of the Lake Church; Hamburg, NY
Robert J. Smith Accused of molesting two altar boys.Holy Ghost Catholic Church; Albuquerque, NM
In 1959, he was expelled from Christ the King Seminary at St. Bonaventure University for allegedly molesting children.
Gerard A. Smyczynski (Died 1999)Accused of child sex abuse.1981 - Our Mother of Good Counsel Church; Blasdell, NY
1982 - Infant of Prague; Cheektowaga, NY
James G. SmykaAccused of child sex abuse.St. Mary of the Lake Church; Hamburg, NY
Nativity of Our Lord; Orchard Park, NY
St. Michael the Archangel Church; Lackawanna, NY
St. Francis High School; Hamburg, NY
Clatus E. Snyder (Died 2001)Accused of child sex abuse.St. Leo the Great; Amherst, NY
St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church; Grand Island, NY
James A. SpielmanAccused of child sex abuse.1972-1977 - St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church; Springville, NY
1978 - St. Patrick Catholic Church; Salamanca, NY
1979-1983 - Archbishop Walsh Academy; Olean, NY
1984-1986 - St. Mary Catholic Church; Canaseraga, NY
1987-1989 - Ss. Peter & Paul; Jamestown, NY
1991-1993 - St. Mary Catholic Church; Canaseraga, NY; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Church; Portageville, NY
Bernard SplawskiAccused of inappropriate sexual contact with a student while serving as associate principal.Bishop Timon High School; Buffalo, NY
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; West Milford, NJ
Chester S. Stachewicz (Died 2010)Accused of child sex abuse.1972-1978 - St. Philip the Apostle Church; Cheektowaga, NY
1980 - St. James Church; Jamestown, NY
1982 - St. William’s Catholic Church; West Seneca, NY
William G. Stanton (Died 2004)Accused of child sex abuse.St. Bridget’s Roman Catholic Church; Newfane, NY
St. Ambrose Church; Buffalo, NY
Robert Stolinski Accused of child sex abuse.St. John of the Cross; Whitesville, NY
St. Mary of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
The Saint Jude Center; Buffalo, NY
Buffalo General Hospital; Buffalo, NY
Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Buffalo, NY
Erie County Medical Center; Buffalo, NY
St. Stephen Church; Buffalo, NY
Heritage Park Skilled Nursing Home; Jamestown, NY
Frewsburg Rest Home For Adults; Frewsburg, NY
Harry Richard Strassberger (Died 1999)Accused of child sex abuse.Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church; Buffalo, NY
Prince of Peace Church; Niagara Falls, NY
Our Lady of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church; Niagara Falls, NY
Pauline Terese (Died 2015)Accused of abusing a female child, calling her stupid and retarded and causing her to wet her pants. Further accused of raping the female child with a crucifix.Christ the King Elementary School; Amherst, NY
Edward Townsend (Died 1998)Accused of child sex abuse, including one case which took place over a five-year time period.Cardinal Dougherty High School; Buffalo, NY
Samuel VenneAccused of child sex abuse.Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament; Depew, NY
All Saints Church; Buffalo, NY
St. Anthony’s Church; Batavia, NY
St. Martin of Tours; Buffalo, NY
Good Shepherd Nursing Home; Pendleton, NY
St. Mary’s of the Cataract Roman Catholic Church; Niagara Falls, NY
St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church; Grand Island, NY
Joseph J. Vogel (Died 1988)Accused of child sex abuse in a rectory.St. Mary Queen of the Rosary; Strykersville, NY
Annunciation Roman Catholic Church; Elma, NY
Queen of Heaven Church; West Seneca, NY
Edward J. Walker (Died 2002)Accused of child sex abuse.1937-1939 - Annunciation; Buffalo, NY
1940 - Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
1941-1942 - St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
1943-1953 - St. Mark Church; Buffalo, NY
1954-1965 - St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church; Fredonia, NY
1966-1981 - Holy Name of Jesus; Buffalo, NY
William G. Ward (Died 2008)Accused of child sex abuse.1951 - St. Leo the Great; Winston-Salem, NC
1952 - St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church; Albion, NY
1953-1955 - St. Stephen Church; Buffalo, NY
1956-1962 - Our Lady of Victory Basilica; Lackawanna, NY
1963-1966 - Working Boys Home; Buffalo, NY
1967 - Our Lady of Loreto; Falconer, NY
1968-1970 - Prince of Peace Church; Niagara Falls, NY
1971-1978 - St. Charles Roman Catholic Church; Niagara Falls, NY
1979 - Bishop Burke Manor; Buffalo, NY
1980-1997 - Our Lady of Fatima Church; Elba, NY
Charles M. Werth (Died 2017)Plead guilty to exposure and charged with public lewdness in connection with two separate incidents in Ellicott Creek Park.St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church; Cheektowaga, NY
William F. J. White (Died 2016)Accused of child sex abuse.1977-1978 - Our Lady of Loretto; Buffalo, NY
1979-1981 - Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
1982-1985 - Annunciation; Buffalo, NY
1986-1987 - Queen of Heaven Church; West Seneca, NY
1988-1993 - St. Louis Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
Mark J. WolskiAccused of child sex abuse.1968 - St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church; Sardinia, NY
1969-1972 - St. Barnabas Church; Depew, NY
1973-1974 - St. Florian Church; Buffalo, NY
1975 - Sheehan Residence and St. Joseph’s New Cathedral; Buffalo, NY
1976-1983 - Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo; Buffalo, NY
1985-1990 - St. James Major (St. Dominic) Catholic Church; Westfield, NY
1991-1999 - St. John the Evangelist; Buffalo, NY
2000-2011 - Ss. Peter & Paul; Hamburg, NY
Robert W. WoodAccused of child sex abuse.1975-1976 - Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church; Dunkirk, NY
1977-1982 - St. Thomas Aquinas; Buffalo, NY
1983-1988 -St. Frances of Assisi; Tonawanda, NY
1989-2002 - Annunciation Roman Catholic Church; Elma, NY
2002-2003 - St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church; Varysburg, NY
Robert YetterAccused of child sex abuse and of sexually harassing several young men.St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church; Grand Island, NY
St. Agatha’s Roman Catholic Church; Buffalo, NY
St. Mary Church; Swormville, NY

Robert J. Cunningham, Edward M. Grosz, Edward D. Head, Richard J. Malone, Henry J. Mansell and Donald W. Trautman are among those bishops and diocesan leaders accused of being involved in the active concealment and reassignment of priests accused of misconduct.

Sources
  1. The December 13, 2018 post by WKBW can be viewed here.
  2. The Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States, Diocese of Buffalo, can be viewed here.

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