Assignment Record – Rev. Gary B. Tollner
San Francisco archbishop was John Joseph Mitty (1935-1961). The archdiocese split, and Oakland was established in 1962.
Oakland bishop was Floyd Lawrence Begin (1962-1977)
|1966||St. John the Baptist||El Cerrito||CA||2/3, 2/2||St. John's had a school with 244-214 boys and 229-248 girls.|
|1966||1971||St. Lawrence O'Toole||
• In 1987 a man reported that Tollner sexually abused him at St. Lawrence's, beginning in 1966 when he was 11 years old and continuing into adulthood.
|CA||2/3||St. Lawrence's had a school with 199-166 boys and 198-169 girls.|
|1971||1973||Santa Maria||Orinda||CA||2/2, 3/3||Santa Maria's had a school with 116-101 boys and 139-123 girls.|
Begin was succeeded by John Stephen Cummins (1977-2003)
|1985||St. Philip Neri||
• In 1982 Tollner's sister-in-law reported that the priest had sexually abused her 22 year-old developmentally disabled son, who's mental age was 12. Diocesan Chancellor, Rev. George Crespin, notified Bishop Cummins of the allegation. Crespin also told the bishop of reports by parishioners that Tollner was engaged in "suspicious behavior" with young boys involving alcohol and drugs and a hot tub that Tollner had installed on the rectory roof.
|CA||2/2, 1/2, 1/3||
St. Philip's had a school with 263-293 students.
In 1985 Tollner was sent to St. Luke's Institute in Maryland for treatment. He refused to stay.
In 2005 Crespin was accused of molesting a boy in the mid-1970s. Crespin denied the accusation and the diocesan review board found "insufficient evidence" against him.
|1985||1995||St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus
||Oakland||CA||2/2, 3/3 In residence.||St. Theresa's had a school with 246-280 students.|
|1985||1999||Propogation of the Faith||Oakland||CA||Director|
|1985||1999||St. Peter the Apostle Society||Oakland||CA|
|1988||1999||Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood||Oakland||CA||Director|
|1989||1999||Catholic Ladies' Aid Society||Oakland||CA||Grand Chaplain||Tollner died Feb. 17, 1999|
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1962-2000)
• Diocesan Apology Services, Diocese of Oakland Website 2004