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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. I attended St. Jonn Vianney Seminary (Now Christ the King) East Aurora, New York and was ordained a priest of the diocese of Buffalo on May 20, 1967. I served on the Buffalo Missionary Apostolate at St. Isadore, East Otto.
I was assistant pastor of St. Bernard (1968-69); St. Adalbert (1969-70) both in Buffalo; St. Mary, Lockport (1970); St Patrick, Salamanca (1970-77); Our Lady of Victory, Lackawanna(1977-1981); and St. Bernadette, Orchard Park (1981-82). I was administrator of St. Nicholas, North Java for a short time in 1982 and then became associate pastor at Most Precious Blood, Angola until 1984 when I was named pastor of St. Isaac Jogues, Sherman and St. Thomas More, Ripley.
In 1989, I was transferred to St. Aloysius; Springville. While in this parish I made the parish school into a regional school and was appointed Canonical Administrator.
Lastly, I was pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Fredonia, New York from 1999 to 2016 and canonical administrator of Northern Chautauqua Catholic School for part of that time. I retired from the parish in 2016 and reside in Bishop Head residence in Lackawanna.
I currently help out in parishes where I celebrate Mass and also had been named temporary administrator of Blessed Sacrament, Tonawanda for six weeks in 2016 and Nativity, Orchard Park for four weeks in 2017.

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.

I have thought about whether to post the priests that I was unable to find where they were buried. Some places of burial were not mentioned in my sources. I searched for all of them as best I could. I decided to post them anyway because I could then complete the names of priests in the necrology of the diocese.

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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Steven M. Wielenberg
RE: Bishop Gibbons
No problem. One other that I just noticed is Bishop Leo Smith - there is now a cemetery for Saint Mary's Cathedral in Ogdensburg.


Added by Steven M. Wielenberg on Aug 03, 2017 6:23 PM
Thomas Wilkey
Happy Retirement
Just saw the very nice article on your retirement in the WNY Catholic. Even though I haven't lived in the area for many years I still keep up with the local news.
I wish you the best in your retirement but hope you will continue your great work in this website.
Added by Thomas Wilkey on Jun 15, 2017 8:54 PM
Joanne Calabro
Rev Msgr Joseph McPherson
Thank you Fr. Zadora for the wonderful memorial you created for my Great Uncle the Rev Msgr Joseph McPherson. I have attached additional photos I found in my Dads family albums. His cousin was Fr. Joseph Stanton OMI and their Aunt was Sister St. Anne (Burke). I also have a newspaper clipping of a photo that was taken at Fr. Nelson Baker's funeral but the quality was not good when I tried to up-load it onto this site. My Uncle was a pall bearer in the picture. Is there a memorial for Fr. Stanton? and is there a specific cemetery where the Sisters are buried? Thank you for paying tribute to these men. Sincerely, Joanne (McPherson) Calabro
Added by Joanne Calabro on Sep 27, 2016 12:16 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
Russ Pickett
Pvt Julian J Zadora
Hi Charles, He is now included on my listing for Erie County, New York noted below. I've almost got the entire county completed. Just thought you might like to know. :-)

Russ Pickett
Added by Russ Pickett on Jan 14, 2013 3:58 AM
Thomas Wilkey
I am so pleased that someone is doing this. It is outstanding work and everyone who is interested in this subect, as I am are very grateful to you. Every Diocese in the country should take the initiative to do this. Thank You for this valuable work.
Coincidentally I was brought up in Springville and graulated from St. Al's, I left in 1968 to go to college and am now living in Albany since 1979.
I stopped at Mt Calvary some weeks ago to pay my respects at the grave of Fr. Noel Schreck who was an Assistant at St. Al's for many years and who was a great priest. I think is is delplorable that there is no marker for his grave.
He and others like him deserve more than that. You would think the Diocese or the Parish he served could have provided one.
Thanks again Father for your great work on this.
Tom Wilkey
Added by Thomas Wilkey on Sep 27, 2012 3:28 PM
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