Rev. Robert F. Marrer

Ordained: 1950

Start Stop Assignment Town State Position Notes
1951 1954 St. John Vianney Minor Seminary Bloomfield

(Steubenville diocese)
OH 6/8, 7/8 Taught high school and junior college philosophy.
1954 1960 St. Peter's Steubenville

(Steubenville diocese)
OH 3/3, 3/4, 2/4, 2/5 Parish had a school with 462-507 students.
1957 1960 St. Paul's

Pottery Addition

(Steubenville diocese)

OH   St. Paul's was a mission for St. Peter's.
1960 1966 Our Lady of Fatima


(Steubenville diocese)

OH 1/1  
1960 1966 Chancery Position: Diocesan Director of Public Relations Steubenville diocese OH    
1966 1967 Chancery Position: Director of Entertainment Commission Steubenville diocese OH    
1966 1969 Catholic Student Center of Ohio University, Christ the King Chapel Athens

(Steubenville diocese)
OH 1/3 Allegations surfaced in 2006 that Marrer raped a 3 to 6 year old girl between 1966-1969, while at Christ the King.
1969 1983 Absent on leave       The 1983 Directory is the last in which Marrer appears. According to the Ohio University Post, 2/27/06, he left the priesthood in 1971 and died in 1996.

Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy & Sons, 1952-1984).

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