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Angelo "Nick" John Nataline, 85, Susquehanna, PA passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, after an illness.

He was born in Carbondale, PA, the son of the late John and Florinda Nataline, Sr.

He was predeceased by one brother, Joseph R. Nataline; two sisters, Helena Nataline, Mary N. Galoni.

Nick is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Patricia (Patsy) Nataline, Susquehanna; one son and daughter-in-law, John A. and Tamara Nataline, Eldersburg, MD; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen (Nataline) and Ron Kropa, Stoneville, NC; granddaughters, Teresa and Jennifer Nataline, Eldersburg, MD, Kasey, Kalen, Karley and Kinsey Kropa, Stoneville, NC; three sisters, Jessina T. Sarti, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Julia R. Padeletti, Susquehanna, Florence Stone, Thompson, PA; several nieces and nephews.

He was retired after 35 years as proprietor of the Olde Colonial Inn Restaurant/Tavern in Oakland, PA and before that 24 years as a dairy farmer and lumberman. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Susquehanna, for 44 years; St. John’s Men’s Club; and Stonebridge Lions Club, all of Susquehanna.

The funeral service was held on Friday, April 23, at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, and at St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by the Rev. Robert Simon. Burial, St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna.

Memorial contributions may be made to Barnes-Kasson Hospital, 400 Turnpike St., Susquehanna, PA 18847.


Dr. Roy L. Horton, husband of the Rev. Canon Carol Horton, died suddenly on April 19, 2004. He was 60.

Born in Indianapolis, IN, he was a 1963 graduate of DePauw University in Indiana. He received his Masters Degree from the Union School of Scared Music, and his Ed.D. from Columbia Teachers College in New York in 1992.

He served as abbey organist at St. Mary’s Abbey, Delbarton since 1969, and as organist and music director at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Mendham, NJ, since 1975. He also served as the head of the music department at Delbarton School, conductor of the Schola Cantorum, and conductor and coordinator for the Abbey Orchestra and Wind Ensemble for over thirty years. Over the years he planned and led several trips for Delbarton students, performing in the British Isles and Europe. He was a kind and gentle man, and a fine musician who dedicated his life to helping people grow through loving and making music.

He was a member of the American Guild of Organists and the Association of Anglican Musicians.

He had a deep love for the hills of Susquehanna County, PA, where he owned a home with his wife of 23 years, the Rev. Canon Carol Horton, rector of St. Mark’s, New Milford, and Christ Church, Susquehanna.

His wife, the Rev. Canon Carol Horton; one sister, Jeannette and her husband Walter Blanck, of Illinois; two brothers, Joseph and his wife Nancy, and Wayne and his wife Judy of Indiana survive him.

A funeral service was held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Mendham, NJ, on Saturday, April 24. A memorial concert is being planned for May at St. Mary’s Abbey, Morristown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 E. Main Street, Mendham, NJ 07945; or the music department at the Delbarton School.

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