Fr. John F. Heckel
Assigned to St. Anthony of Padua in Wilmington 1960-61. Accused of abuse by one person at Salesianum High School in 1969 in a suit filed 6/15/09. Died 6/21/02. Oblates in DE and PA announced settlement 8/4/11 with 40 victims of who filed suits in DE. Plaintiffs will share in $24.8M settlement as will 150 victims who settled earlier with Wilmington Diocese. One of terms was that Order release names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Heckel (spelled Heckle) was on the list.
- BishopAccountabiity Parish Assignments of Accused Delaware Priests
- John Roe 5 v Oblates of St Francis de Sales et al, Superior Court New Castle County, Delaware, 09C-06-122 CLS 06.15.09
- Burial Information from findagrave accessed 01.26.11
- News Journal 08.04.11
- News Journal 08.05.11
- Middletown Transcript 08.05.11
- The Dialogue 09.01.11
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