Fr. Gerard A. Smyczynski

Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Died: 08/12/1999
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Faculties were removed in 1985. Died in 1999 (age 45 or 46); diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Reportedly, there was a small settlement with an alleged victim. Lawsuit filed 1/20 claims abuse of an altar boy, age 10, in the mid-1980s, and cover-up by then Vicar General and later Erie PA Bishop Donald Trautman. Erie diocese dropped from suit, as reported in 7/20.

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