Rev. Ronald B. Tomicky

Summary of Case: Per April 2002 news stories, Tomicky was not in active ministry because of allegations in the past of abuse of minors. No further information found.

: 1975


Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Cleveland bishop was James Aloysius Hickey (1974-1980)

1980 Annunciation Akron OH



Parish had a school with 257-212 students.


Anthony Michael Pilla replaced Hickey as Cleveland bishop (1980-2006)

1983 Diocesan Mission La Union El Salvador, Central America    
1983 1984 St. Joseph's Strongsville OH 2/4 Parish had a school with 657 students.
1984 1987 Absent on Leave        
1987 1988 Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Cleveland OH



1988 1989 Absent on Leave        
1989 1991         Tomicky is not indexed in the 1990 or 1991 Directories.


Richard Gerard Lennon succeeded Pilla as bishop (2006- )

2009 Retired


• Tomicky was named in 2002 as a Cleveland priest "no longer in active ministry because of abuse of minors." (Plain Dealer [Cleveland, Ohio]
April 9, 2002)

    The 1993-2003 Directories list a Parma OH address for Tomicky.

: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1976-2009)

Priests in a Parish: We use the following convention to show a priest's place among the clergy of a parish: 1/2 means that he is the first priest listed in the Official Catholic Directory (usually the pastor) and that there is a total of two priests at the parish. The shorthand 3/4 means that the priest is listed third on a four-priest roster. See our sample page from the Directory.

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This assignment record collates Tomicky's career history as it is represented in the Official Catholic Directory with allegations as reported in the media. We make no representation regarding the truth of the allegation we report, and we remind our readers that the U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.

This assignment record was last updated on Oct. 29, 2009.

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