Father Thomas Gresock
Diocese of Buffalo
Assigned as follows:
- 1986-1988 St. James (Depew, NY)
- 1989-1993 St. John Gualbert (Cheektowaga, NY)
- 1994-2006 Absent on leave
- 2007-2008 Unknown
Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Thomas Gresock:
Father Thomas Gresock was ordained a priest in 1985. In March 2018, his name was included in the Diocese of Buffalo’s list of priests who “were removed from ministry, were retired, or left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.” No information regarding the allegations was disclosed.
According to media reports, in 1987, a 14-year-old high school boy alleged that Father Gresock sexually abused him when the boy was on a visit to his grandparents in the Buffalo area. The alleged abuse occurred in the rectory of a Buffalo Diocese parish, attempted multiple times to expose his genitalia and on one occasion fondled the boy’s genitalia after ordering him to pull down his pants.
Father Gresock retired in 2009. He is believed to be living in North Tonawanda, New York.
Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo and throughout New York. The Diocese of Buffalo filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Buffalo may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply. Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Buffalo if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.