Br. John Laurence Heathwood

Religious Order:  Congregation of Christian Brothers

Diocese:  Diocese of Rochester


Entered Order 1943, took first vows 1947, and final vows 9/5/54. Educator. Assignments included Holy Cross School and St. Bonaventure College in Newfoundland, Canada, All Hallows, Cardinal Hayes and Bishop Kearney High Schools, Iona College, Bishop Henricksen High School, Guadalupe Regional Middle School, Los Hermanos Community and Centro Juan Diego- St. Leo Parish, Christian Brothers Central Harlem Community and St. Joseph Residence. Removed as a teacher and drama director at Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester, New York for sexually abusing a teenage girl in the 1970’s. Civil suit filed prior to 1994. Dismissed by Court and appealed to NY Supreme Court, Appellate Division. Dismissed. Died 12/7/16.


Maher v Brother John Laurence Heathwood, et al; Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, No 07-102959; Daily Freeman Obituary 12.10.01