Father Chester Stachewicz
Diocese of Buffalo
Assigned As Follows:
- 1972-1978: St. Philip the Apostle (Cheektowaga, NY)
- 1979: Awaiting assignment
- 1980: St. James (Jamestown, NY)
- 1981: Absent on Leave
- 1982: St. William (West Seneca, NY)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Chester S. Stachewicz:
Father Chester Stachewicz was ordained to the priesthood in 1972. According to media reports, in March 2018, the Diocese of Buffalo released an updated list of priests who have been accused of child sexual abuse. Father Stachewicz’s name was included for the first time. The list did not disclose any information regarding the specific allegations against Father Stachewicz or any of his prior assignments. The diocese did not include the number of victims, but only included deceased priests if there was more than one credible accusation made against them.
According to the Diocese, Father Stachewicz died in 2010 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His obituary states that he joined the Orthodox-Catholic Church of America in 1989, where he worked as a priest in New Mexico until his death. He was also a founding member and the Abbott of Holy Trinity Orthodox Community.
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.