Category: Clergy Abuse

Fr Thomas Zedar – Diocese of Syracuse

Father Thomas Zedar

Diocese of Syracuse

Ordained: 1965

Removed: 2002

Died: 2009

Assigned as follows:

  • 1988 – 1991     St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (Sarasota, FL) 
  • 1991 – 1992     Our Lady Queen of Martyrs (Sarasota, FL) 
  • 1991 – 1992     Our Lady Queen of Martyrs (Sarasota, FL) 
  • 1992 – 1993     Deep Creek (Port Charlotte, FL) 
  • 1993 – 2002     San Antonio Catholic Church (Port Charlotte, FL)  

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Thomas Zedar:

According to his obituary, Father Thomas Zedar was ordained in the Diocese of Syracuse. In later years, he worked in parishes in Florida. In January 1992, he was incardinated into the Diocese of Venice.

Father Zedar was among 32 priests in the Diocese of Syracuse who were removed as part of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People that was established in June 2002.

Father Zedar retired in September 2006. He died in February 2009.

Father Zedar’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018. It released almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Syracuse, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr John P. Wagner – Diocese of Syracuse

Father John P. Wagner

Diocese of Syracuse

Ordained: 1962

Removed: 2002

Assigned as follows:

  • Onondaga Community College (Syracuse, NY)
  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Syracuse, NY)
  • Most Holy Rosary (Syracuse, NY)
  • Our Lady of Pompei (Syracuse, NY)
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Clay, NY) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John P. Wagner:

Father John P. Wagner was among 32 priests in the Diocese of Syracuse who were removed as part of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People that was established in June 2002.

Father Wagner’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018. It released almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. It was noted that he was removed from ministry.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Syracuse, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr Jerome Weber – Diocese of Syracuse

Father Jerome Weber

Diocese of Syracuse

Ordained: 1956

Removed: Unknown 

Assigned as follows:

  • St. John the Evangelist Church (Camden, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Jerome Weber:

Father Jerome Weber was among 32 priests in the Diocese of Syracuse who were removed as part of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People that was established in June 2002.

According to media reports, Father Weber dismissed the accusation against him during a brief telephone interview. He declined to discuss the details.

“If there was anything to it, you would have heard about it years ago,” he said.

Father Weber said he retired at age 70. 

Father Weber’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018. It released almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. It was noted that he was removed from ministry.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Syracuse, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr David Walker – Diocese of Syracuse

Father David Walker

Diocese of Syracuse

Ordained: 1959

Died: 1988

Assigned as follows:

  • Holy Family (Fulton, NY)
  • St. Cecilia’s (Solvay, NY)
  • St. Patrick’s (Oneida, NY) 
  • St. Therese Little Flower of Jesus (Syracuse, NY) 
  • St. Patrick’s (Forestport, NY) 
  • Oswego Catholic High School (Oswego, NY)
  • United Health Services (Binghamton, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father David Walker:

Father David Walker’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018. It released almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. 

He is among 20 priests who were dead at the time an allegation of abuse was reported and faced no claims while alive. It was noted that Father Walker had one claim made against him. He died in 1988 at age 55.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Syracuse, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr Martin Tracy – Diocese of Syracuse

Father Martin Tracy

Diocese of Syracuse

Ordained: 1927

Died: Unknown

Assigned as follows:

  • Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Martin Tracy:

Father Martin Tracy’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018.  It released almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. 

He is among 20 priests who were dead at the time an allegation of abuse was reported and faced no claims while alive. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Syracuse, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr Paul Slavetskas – Diocese of Syracuse

Father Paul Slavetskas

Diocese of Syracuse

Ordained: 1971

Died: 2015

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Mary’s (Courtland, NY)
  • Blessed Sacrament (Johnson City, NY)
  • St. Ann’s and St. Paul’s (Binghamton, NY)
  • St. Daniels (Syracuse, NY)
  • Most Holy Rosary (Syracuse, NY)
  • Unity Acres Home for Homeless Men (Orwell, NY)
  • St. John the Baptist (Syracuse, NY)
  • Catholic Daughters of America (Courtland, NY)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes and Wilson Hospital (Binghamton, NY)
  • James Square Nursing Home (Syracuse, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Paul Slavetskas:

Father Paul Slavetskas’ name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018.  It released almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. 

He died in November 2015.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Syracuse, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr Walter A. Sinnott – Diocese of Syracuse

Father Walter A. Sinnott

Diocese of Syracuse

Ordained: 1917

Died: 1965

Assigned as follows:

  • US Army
  • St. Cyril and Methodius (Binghamton, NY) 
  • St. Mary’s Home (Syracuse, NY)
  • St. Paul’s (Norwich, NY)
  • Church of St. Bartholomew (Norwich, NY)
  • St. Paul’s Church (Oswego, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Walter A. Sinnott:

Father Walter A. Sinnott was among five priests in the Diocese of Syracuse who faced credible allegations of abuse, but who died or voluntarily left the priesthood prior to the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People that was established in June 2002. 

Father Sinnott’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018.  It released almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. 

He died in July 1965.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Syracuse, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr James A. Quinn – Diocese of Syracuse

Father James A. Quinn

Diocese of Syracuse

Ordained: 1967

Removed: 2002

Assigned as follows:

  • Seton Catholic Central High School (Binghamton, NY) 
  • St. Patrick’s Church (Binghamton, NY) 
  • Christ the King (Endwell, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father James A. Quinn:

Father James A. Quinn was among 32 priests in the Diocese of Syracuse who were removed as part of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People that was established in June 2002.

Father Quinn’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018.  It released almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. It was noted that he has been removed from ministry.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Syracuse, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Msgr Edward George Quaid – Diocese of Syracuse

Monsignor Edward George Quaid

Diocese of Syracuse

Ordained: 1911

Died: Unknown

Assigned as follows:

  • 1935-1964         St. Mary’s (Oswego, NY) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Edward George Quaid:

Monsignor Edward George Quaid’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018.  It released almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. 

He is deceased.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Syracuse, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr Thomas Powell – Diocese of Syracuse

Father Thomas Powell

Diocese of Syracuse

Ordained: 1949

Died: Unknown

Assigned as follows:

  • Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Thomas Powell:

Father Thomas Powell’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018.  It released almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. 

He is among 20 priests who were dead at the time an allegation of abuse was reported and faced no claims while alive. It was noted that Father Powell had one claim made against him.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Syracuse, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.