Fr. Chester E. Gaiter

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Died: 08/14/2010
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

One of four priests included in a $140K settlement of a lawsuit in 4/2007. Abuse is alleged to have occurred in 1985-1987 at Cardinal Ritter High School. Gaiter “retired from the priesthood” in 1993 or 1994 after exhibiting signs of alzheimer’s disease. Another suit filed 11/2007, settled early 2009. Last known to be living at St. Louis University’s Jesuit Hall. Died 8/14/2010 at age 70. On Jesuits’ Central and Southern Province’s list 12/7/2018. Included on the Diocese of Belleville’s list 9/20/2022. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General’s Report.

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