Father David Dobrowolski
Diocese of Erie
Assigned as follows:
- 1969 – 1972: St. Andrew’s (Erie, PA)
- 1972 – 1978: Kennedy Christian High School (Sharon, PA)
- 1972 – 1973: Good Shepherd (West Middlesex, PA)
- 1973 – 1978: St. Adalbert’s (Farrell, PA)
- 1978 – 1985: Harborcreek School for Boys (Harborcreek, PA) and Gannondale (Girls)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. David Dobrowolski:
Fr. David Dobrowolski was ordained a priest in 1969, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Erie. He spent much of his later career as a teacher at the Harborcreek School for Boys, which was a facility for the treatment of ‘troubled juveniles,’ ages 10-18. There were 135-150 boys during Dobrowolski’s time there.
According to media reports, Fr. Dobrowolski was first publicly identified as an accused priest on the Diocese of Erie’s April 2018 list of credibly accused priests. It noted the allegation(s) were reported after his death.
Dobrowolski was not identified or discussed in the August 2018 PA grand jury report. He died in 1985 as a priest in good standing in active ministry at a high school.
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