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Charles Zadora (#47169421)
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Bio Photo I am a Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Buffalo, New York. Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Fredonia, New York from 1999 to present (2015).

I am documenting the places of burial of our Buffalo diocesan priests.

Most of the research for the obituaries of the priests comes from the Catholic papers of Buffalo: the Catholic Union and Times, the Echo, the Union and Echo, and their successor papers. Some information comes from local news articles, parish directories and personal memories. I also thank family members and friends who have sent me additional information and/or have transferred memorials to me. You can send me biographical information with the edit tab. If you have some personal memory of a particular priest, leave a flower with that information.

If the priest has "No Cemetery" and you know of the place of burial, I would appreciate the information. You can also send that information via the edit tab of the Priest. A special thanks to those who have used the edit tab to update memorials.

My address is cjzadora (at) gmail (dot) com
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Msgr. Crumlish
TY for sending me the edit on Msgr. Crumlish. I added it to the bottom of his bio.
Added by BK on Nov 06, 2015 5:20 PM
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Rev. John Donnelly
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery says Date of Burial: 05/20/1873 - not sure if this is a mistake or if he was moved here on this date?
Old Priests Plot
Lot/Tier: 4
Grave: 2

The Rochester Daily Union newspaper said he was "killed when run over by train" on August 11, 1856, not August 9 as his headstone states.
Added by Somebleu Volunteer on Nov 06, 2015 7:07 AM
Somebleu Volunteer
RE: Rev. John Donnelly
Thanks for your message. My photography group spent the day in the cemetery and someone took a great shot of the headstone. I asked them to post it on Find A Grave but apparently didnt :( I will try to get more info for you after sending her a message.
Added by Somebleu Volunteer on Nov 06, 2015 6:54 AM
Rt. Rev. Msgr. John A. Weismantel, V.F.
Dear Father Zadora,

I hope this message finds you well. Thanks for your contribution of memorial #55494966 for Msgr. Weismantel. I am presently researching the Weismantel surname in Illinois, New York, and Ohio (it is my great-grandmother's maiden name). I took note of the newspapers listed in your profile from which his obituary is likely transcribed. Do you have a record of, or recall, which paper it was published in?

Best regards,
Thomas Greve
Added by tg on Oct 31, 2015 10:24 AM
Mark Peebles
Hi Father Zadora
I completed every memorial and enjoyed reading all of the information. One question I have is that Rev. Paul WALDRON, there was nothing for him. I also went back through every memorial and fixed the transcriptions and put them where they belonged as I had them in the bio to begin with. Thanks for all of the information I appreciate it and think this was a wonderful idea.

Kind Regards,

Mark Peebles
Added by Mark Peebles on Jun 06, 2015 11:54 AM
David K. Mandell
Rev. Richard O'Brien
I hope you like the picture I attached to my cousins site. Thank you for making it a very nice page. David K. Mandell
Added by David K. Mandell on Mar 29, 2015 6:45 PM
Bill VanStone
I've put up pics for Fathers Wilbur and Jerome Yaeger in Section U at Mt. Calvary.
FYI, no parents in the area, but next to them was a Janet Yaeger, O.S.F.

Added by Bill VanStone on Oct 23, 2013 1:19 PM
thank you
I want to thank you for this wonderful service and all of your hard work on it. I went looking on line for a priest I knew long ago in Buffalo, and found him here, Father Christian Puehn. I am sure others will find special priests from their lives as well, from the Diocese of Buffalo. This is an amazing, positive thing on the web and I hope others around the country start doing it as well.
Added by Ann on Sep 30, 2013 9:55 AM
Thank you
Fr. Zadora,

Thank you so much for documenting the various men who served the Church here in Western New York. It is interesting to read their stories and see their faces as I visit the various churches and cemeteries in the region.

God Bless,
Tim Ecker
Added by buffalotrad on Apr 27, 2013 9:34 AM
Thomas Wilkey
RE: Rev. Francis Bauer
I grew up in Sardinia and was baptized at St Jude's Church which was part of the Missionary Apostolate. Father Bauer was stationed there after his ordination which was the practice then for newly ordained priests. He was a great guy and we communicated for awhile after he moved to Phoenix. He also officiated at my Brother's wedding and I was an altar boy during the time he was there.
Added by Thomas Wilkey on Apr 20, 2013 10:18 AM
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