Father Harry Strassberger
Diocese of Buffalo
Assigned As Follows:
- Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish (Niagara Falls, NY)
- Our Lady of the Rosary (Wilson, NY)
- Prince of Peace Parish (Niagara Falls, NY)
- Air Force Reserves
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Harry Strassberger:
Father Harry Strassberger joined the Army Air Forces in 1941. After leaving active duty in 1945 as a captain in the Air Force, he enrolled at Our Lady of the Angels Seminary, Niagara University and was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Buffalo in 1950. He served as assistant pastor in several parishes throughout the diocese. He also became pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary, Wilson and, served for 21 years as pastor of Prince of Peace Parish, Niagara Falls. He died in 1999.
According to media reports, in November 2018, the Diocese of Buffalo released an updated list of priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse. Priests who received only a single allegation after their death were not included. One priest who made the list after being deceased was Father Harry Strassberger. The number of allegations or any information about the victim/s is unknown. Details of the allegations, including when and where the alleged misconduct occurred, are unknown.
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.