Rev. Eugene E. Blazek or Blasek
Summary of Case: Blazek was named in a 2008 lawsuit as having sexually abused a boy in Hawaii for over a year, sometime between 1979-1982. The suit alludes to other "youngsters" having been molested by Blazek. Blazek spent more than twenty years as a military chaplain after 1985, retiring to Houston TX in 2007.
Honolulu bishop was John Joseph Scanlan (1968-1981)
|1977||St. Anthony's||Kailua||HI||3/4||St. Anthony's had a school with 750 students.|
|1977||1979||Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace||Honolulu||HI||4/7||The cathedral had a school with 259 students.|
Scanlan was replaced by Joseph Anthony Ferrario (1982-1993)
|1983||Our Lady of the Mount||
• Accused in a 2008 lawsuit of having sexually assaulted a boy repeatedly for more than a year, sometime between 1979-1982. The suit refers to other "youngsters" having been assaulted by Blazek. (Honolulu Advertiser
|1983||1986||Our Lady of Lourdes||Honokaa||HI||1/1|
|1983||1986||St. Theresa's||Kukuihaele||HI||This was a mission of Our Lady of Lourds in Honokaa.|
|1986||2001||U.S. Air Force||Chaplain|
|2001||2008||On Duty Outside the Diocese||Retired from the military in 2007 and was said in 2008 to be living in Houston, TX. (Hawaii Catholic Herald
April 4, 2008) He had not lived in Hawaii for more than twenty years, and is known to have lived for a time in North Carolina, prior to his retirement from the military.
Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1977-2008).
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This assignment record was last updated on Sept. 9, 2009