Catholic Priest

John M. Zeder

Ordained: 1954

Father Zeder was permanently removed from ministry in 2003 following a credible allegation of sexual abuse. Zeder was accused by a woman of sexual abuse when she was a teenager and said that she was abused between 1978 and 1981. The lawsuit further alleged that the woman told Father Keating about the incident in 1982. Zeder was reportedly the principal at the former Seton Catholic High School in Endicott from 1956 to 1967. He has also served multiple parishes, including St. Mary’s in Cortland and St. Malachy’s Church in Sherburne.

Father Zeder's Assignments

St. Ambrose ParishEndicott, NY1954
Holy RosaryMaine, NY1960..1967
Seton High SchoolEndicott, NY1956..1967
Missionary to KoreaKorea1967..1969
St. Anthony's ParishEndicott, NY1969
St. Patrick's ParishChittenango, NY1969..1970
St. James Mission SocietyEcuador1970..1978
St. Mary's ParishCortland, NY1979..1982
St. MalachySherburne, NY1982..1984
University of California - Sabbatical1985..1986
St. MalachySherburne, NY1986..1987
Mater Die Institute - President/RectorSpokane, WA1988..1991
St. Anthony's Parish - Temp AssociateEndicott, NY1989
St. Ann ParishParish, NY1992..1998
St. Pius X - Retirement Home for PriestsSyracuse, NY2003
Tommy Coyne Residence for PriestsSyracuse, NY2003..2016