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Fr. William T. White – Diocese of Buffalo

Father William White

Diocese of Buffalo

William White Diocese of Buffalo Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1958

Laicized: 2004 

Assigned As Follows:

  • 1958-1965:    Holy Cross (New York, NY)
  • 1965-1975:    Archbishop Stepinac High School (White Plains, NY)
  • 1975-1976:    Department of Education (New York, NY)
  • 1976-1982:    Cardinal Spellman High School (Bronx, NY)
  • 1982-1994:    Holy Family (New Rochelle, NY)
  • 1994-1995:    Not indexed 
  • 1995-2002:    St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary (Boynton Beach, FL)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father William White:

Father William White was ordained to the priesthood of the Diocese of Buffalo in 1958. He served in multiple roles including as an associate director at Buffalo Boys Town, as well as, associate pastor of multiple parishes. According to media reports, in 1997, a man reported to the Archdiocese of New York that  had sexually abused him over a three-year-period in the 1970’s. The alleged abuse began when he was a 17-year-old Stepinac student. Father White admitted to the abuse, and the victim received a small settlement in 1998.

Father White removed from ministry April 2002, when the clergy sex abuse scandals became a focus of attention in the media. He was laicized in 2004 when new allegations of child sexual abuse emerged against him. A lawsuit stated that he sexually abused a boy, ages 9-11, from 1959 to 1961 at Holy Cross parish in Manhattan. He was accused of child sexual abuse by 11 men from 1961-1993.

In April 2019, Father White’s name was added to the New York Archdiocese’s list of accused clergy. In August 2019, he was named in a lawsuit filed under the New York Child Victims Act, alleging that he sexually abused of a boy from 1972-1973. The victim was age 11-12 when the abuse began. 

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.

Fr. Martin Pavlock – Diocese of Buffalo

Father Martin Pavlock

Diocese of Buffalo

Martin Pavlock Diocese of Buffalo Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1966

Removed: 2018

Assigned as follows:

  • 1967                St. John the Evangelist (Sinclairville, NY)
  • 1968-1969      Saints Peter and Paul (Jamestown, NY)
  • 1970                508 Cherry Street (Jamestown, NY)
  • 1971-1973      Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (Depew, NY)
  • 1974-1976      Saints Peter and Paul (Jamestown, NY)
  • 1977                Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Lancaster, NY)
  • 1978                Mother of Divine Grace
  • 1979-1983      St. Barnabas (Depew, NY)
  • 1984-1985      St. Elizabeth (Cherry Creek, NY)
  • 1986                Awaiting assignment
  • 1987-1992      St. Gregory the Great (Williamsville, NY) Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital (Amherst, NY)
  • 1993-2000      Our Lady Help of Christians (Cheektowaga, NY)
  • 2001-2002      Holy Trinity (Dunkirk, NY)
  • 2003                Absent on leave

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Martin Pavlock:

Father Martin Pavlock served in at least 12 Western New York parishes throughout his career. He retired in 2004. According to media reports, in March 2018, his name was included in the Diocese of Buffalo’s list of priests who “were removed from ministry, were retired, or left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.” No information regarding the allegations was disclosed, however, the list includes priests only if they have more than one allegation. As of 2016, he was believed to be living in Jamestown, New York.

In April 2020, Father Pavlock was one of 23 priests removed off of the Diocese of Buffalo’s payroll through an agreement it reached with survivors in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

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.