Robert William Donnelly

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The Most Reverend
Robert W. Donnelly
Auxiliary Bishop of Toledo
Church Catholic Church
See Titular See of Garba
In office May 3, 1984 - May 30, 2006
Ordination May 25, 1957
Consecration May 3, 1984
by James Robert Hoffman
Personal details
Born March 22, 1931
Toledo, Ohio
Died July 21, 2014(2014-07-21) (aged 83)
Toledo, Ohio

Robert W. Donnelly (March 22, 1931 – July 21, 2014) was an American Bishop of the Catholic Church. He served as an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Toledo from 1984 to 2006.


Born in Toledo, Ohio, Robert William Donnelly was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Toledo on May 25, 1957. On March 14, 1984 Pope John Paul II appointed him as the Titular Bishop of Garba and Auxiliary Bishop of Toledo. He was consecrated by Bishop James Robert Hoffman on May 3, 1984. The principal co-consecrators were Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk of Cincinnati and Bishop Emeritus John Donovan of Toledo. He continued to serve as an auxiliary bishop until his resignation was accepted by Pope Benedict XVI on May 30, 2006.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Bishop Robert William Donnelly". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  2. ^ "Bishops who are not Ordinaries of Sees". Giga-Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-03.