Regarding Father David West

By Joe Kohn
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit
December 03, 2015

Father David F. West. (1938-2004). Ordained in 1964. Years after his death, an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor was brought forward to the Archdiocesan Board of Review, considered, and was found to be credible.

Parish assignments included serving as an associate pastor Our Lady of Sorrows, Farmington, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Harper Woods, St. Anastasia, Troy, St. Andrew, Rochester, St. Dennis, Royal Oak, St. Joan of Arc, St. Clair Shores, St. Matthew, Detroit; as pastor of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Grosse Pointe Woods, St. Agatha, Redford, St. James, Ferndale, St. Louise de Marillac, Warren; as administrator at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Temperance, St. Aidan, Livonia, St. Basil the Great, Eastpointe, St. Joseph, Maybee, St. Mel, Dearborn Heights, St. Michael, Livonia, St. Victor, Rockwood; and, served on the faculty of Sacred Heart Seminary, as a minister at Wayne State University, and as chaplain at Bishop Gallagher High School.

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