Otilia Natalia (Natalie) Lozano Sciortino, 90, died Friday August 31, 2018 in New Orleans. Miss Natalie was a well-known esthetician, cosmetologist, cosmetology instructor, skin care technician, and make-up artist. She was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras the youngest of 7 children born to Don Pablo Lozano and Natalia Matamoros Lozano. When Miss Natalie was 7 her family moved to Paris, France where they lived for 5 years and her 2 eldest brothers, Dr. Ramiro Lozano and Dr. Armando Lozano pursued medical careers, graduating from the University of Paris ( La Sorbonne), and the University of Heidelberg respectively. Her brother Dr. Enrique (Henry) Lozano also graduated from University of Heidelberg with a PhD. In Pharmacology and Chemistry.
Dr. Henry Lozano taught for several years at Loyola University in New Orleans, in the 1950’s. Later going on to work at the FDA. The family was forced to flee Paris as Hitler was invading the Low Countries (Belgium and Holland) in 1940, where they booked passage on a ship from Bordeaux, France to Boston, MA. There Ramiro and Armando finished their residencies at Massachusetts General Hospital, where Armando remained, started a family, and practiced medicine until his retirement in the early 1990’s. Ramiro returned to Honduras where he set up his medical practice and started his family in Tegucigalpa.
Most of her family remained in Boston through the 1940’s where Miss Natalie attended Finishing School, Modeling School, and Cosmetology School. In 1950 Miss Natalie and her mother (Dona Natalia) moved to Miami, FL to be near her sister Josefina (Josephine) and her husband Jack Roman , who was a mechanical engineer with Pan American Airlines and to be near her father, Don Pablo, who resided in Honduras. While in Miami Miss Natalie graduated from the Jay Baldi School of Cosmetology. In 1952 Miss Natalie and her mother moved to New Orleans so they could be near her brother Dr. Enrique Lozano, who at the time was on the faculty of Loyola University’s School of Pharmacology, where he also taught chemistry. Miss Natalie met her future husband, Maurice Charles Sciortino, at Salon de Maurice his well-known beauty salon on St. Charles Avenue. Their meeting was “love at first sight”, they were married the following year at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church. After their marriage they moved Salon de Maurice to 741 Nashville Ave, where it remained until 1978, later moving to 4432 Magazine St., where Miss Natalie served as co-head hair stylist along with her husband, Maurice. During those years Miss Natalie and Maurice had 3 sons, Maurice (Morris) Charles Lindy Sciortino, II, Paul Anthony Sciortino (Mary Ann), and Robert Joseph Sciortino. All their sons graduated from St. Francis of Assisi Grammar School, Holy Cross High School, and Tulane University. Miss Natalie also worked at Oscars Salon on St. Charles Ave. , and Kenneth’s Hair with Style on Veterans Blvd., during most of the 1980’s and all of the 1990’s. In addition, during those years Miss Natalie also worked for a Party Planning Business, at which time she would dress as a gypsy, in costume , and “read palms” as a novelty and amusement to the party guests. In 2000 Miss Natalie retired from the beauty profession and lived with her eldest son, Maurice, at her family home in Uptown New Orleans until her untimely death. Survived by her 3 sons and 5 grandchildren, Raymond (Stella), Stevie, and Jolie Sciortino ; Natalie Sciortino (Jeff) Rinehart, and Katie Sciortino (Matthew) Muller. 4 great grandchildren Bobby and Liam Rinehart and Hannah and Melody Sciortino. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated Tuesday September 11 at 1 P.M. at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 1025 Napoleon Ave, with Rev. Msgr. Christopher Nalty, Celebrant. Interment to follow in St. Louis #3 Cemetery 3421 Esplanade Ave. at Bayou St. John. The family will receive friends from 11 am until Mass time at St. Stephen’s. Donations are requested in Miss Natalie’s name to St. Stephen’ s Catholic Church, the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, Aid to the Church in Need, Seraphic Mass Assoc. (Capuchin Franciscans) Pittsburgh, PA., or Masses celebrated in Miss Natalie’s name at your favorite Catholic Church.