Fr. Robert M. Shurtleff

Diocese:  Diocese of Ogdensburg

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1970:  Ordained
  • 1971-1974:  St. Mary’s Church; Potsdam, NY
  • 1975:  St. Bernard Church; Saranac Lake, NY
  • 1976-1980:  On Special Assignment; address listed as Box 265, Potsdam, NY
  • 1981-1989:  On Special Assignment; Registrar Clarkson College, Box 265, Potsdam, NY
  • 1990:  St. Mary’s Church; Potsdam, NY
  • 1991-1992:  Holy Name of Jesus (Faust) Church; Tupper Lake, NY
  • 1992:  Sunmount Developmental Center for Mentally Handicapped; Tupper Lake, NY
  • 1997-2000:  Holy Name of Jesus; Tupper Lake, NY
  • 2001-2002:
    • St. Mary of Clayton Church; Clayton, NY
    • St. John the Evangelist Church; LaFargeville, NY
  • 2003-2018:  Whereabouts unknown


Shurtleff was one of four priests removed from parish assignments 6/02 as result of the zero-tolerance policy resulting from the Dallas Bishops’ Conference. Diocese said all four priests had substantiated allegations against them and all had been through some form of therapy. No other information found.


Press-Republican 07.02.02; Sun-Sentinel 07.03.03; Watertown Daily Times 01.06.04; North Country Now 03.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 05.26.18