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Reverend Ronald Vincent Gronowski was born on March 9, 1942, and ordained by the Diocese of Saginaw on June 7, 1969. 

As a pastor, his primary assignments included the following Michigan parishes:

  • Associate pastor, St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, Bay City (1969-1971).
  • Associate pastor, St. Mary Parish, Alpena (1971).
  • Pastor, St. Stephen Church, Marquette Diocese (unknown to 2002).
  • Pastor, St. Theresa Church, Marquette Diocese (unknown to 2002).

Father Gronowski was also an original member of the Gaylord Diocese in 1971.

In May 2002, the diocese reviewed his personnel file and found evidence of sexual misconduct against a teenager dating back to the 1970s. Despite allegations raised in 1995, the diocese delayed reprimanding Father Gronowski until 2002. He publicly apologized for his behavior and was permanently removed from ministry.  

In November 2018, the Gaylord Diocese identified Father Gronowski on a list of clergy members credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. In April 2019, the Saginaw Diocese followed suit, censuring him with the same charges.

Today, Father Gronowski continues to live and reside in Northern Michigan.

At Sommers Schwartz, our personal injury attorneys Lisa Esser-Weidenfeller, Matthew Curtis, and Jay Yasso advocate for sexual abuse survivors. We’ve prosecuted high-profile predators such as Dr. Larry Nassar—Michigan State University and USAG team physician—and Dr. Robert Anderson, who sexually abused students, athletes, and other patients for over thirty-five years at the University of Michigan. And we want to fight for you.

If Father Gronowski or another ecclesiastical leader sexually abused you, don’t wait. Contact Sommers Schwartz for a free consultation, and let our experienced attorneys help pursue your case with the compassion, empathy, and sensitivity your story deserves.

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Lisa Esser-Weidenfeller represents injury victims in personal injury and medical malpractice claims. She also represents individuals in cases against those who have committed horrific acts of sexual assault.



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