Fr. Robert Beiter – Diocese of Buffalo

Father Robert Beiter

Diocese of Buffalo

Robert Beiter Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1964

Retired: 2008

Died: 2022

Assignment History:

  • 1964-1970: Blessed Sacrament Parish (Delevan, NY)
  • 1970-1975: St. Joseph University Parish (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1975-1978: St. Barnabas Parish (Depew, NY)
  • 1978-1981: Blessed Sacrament (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1982-1984: St. Agnes Parish (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1984-1986: St. Mary Parish (Gasport, NY)
  • 1984-1986: St. Anthony Parish (Fredonia, NY)
  • 1986-2008: St. Patrick (Brocton, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Robert Beiter:

Father Robert Beiter taught religious studies at Catholic high schools and worked at various parishes in the Diocese of Buffalo for over 45 years before retiring in 2008. 

In 2021, Fr. Beiter was suspended from priestly ministry after a claim against him surfaced in confidential documents filed in the diocese’s federal bankruptcy case. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

Fr. Beiter died in June 2022, just one month before the Diocese of Buffalo exonerated him after spending the last nine months of his life under a cloud of suspicion due to a sexual abuse allegation. According to media reports, the diocese said in a prepared statement that a review board determined the accusation was “unsubstantiated.” His sister shared with news reporters that Fr. Beiter was made aware of the clearing right before he died.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo and throughout New York. The Diocese of Buffalo filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Buffalo may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply. Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Buffalo if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.   

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your legal options today.