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Obituaries for Friday, June 2, 2023

Rosaria ‘Sayong’ Sialana

Rosaria “Sayong” Sialana, 79, of Kekaha, passed away on June 10, 2022 in Honolulu. She was born on December 30, 1942, in Waimea. She was a hostess at the Sheraton Kaua‘i for over 40 years.

She was preceded in death by parents Jose and Juanita Sialana, siblings Lily Sialana, Pedro Delima, Lynette (Notse) Sialana, Cayetano (Manong) Delima and Richard (Dickie) Sialana.

She is survived by daughter Tami Sialana Faumuina, grandchildren Keahi (Ann) Thompson, Kekai Thompson, Ariel Faumuina, Gabrielle Faumuina and Samuel Faumuina, great-grandchildren Ada and Viggo Thompson, siblings Cecilia Thiel, Christopher (Betty) Sialana, Rodney (Genevieve) Sialana, Cornelia Taylor, Jessica Danahy, Jose “Kanoi” Sialana Jr., Beverly (Dennis) Hutchinson, Phyllis Sialana and Apryle (Alton) Fujisaki, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service will be held on Saturday, June 10, at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha. Visitation begins at 9 a.m., service at 10 a.m., and burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery. The family requests casual attire.

Hiroo Masuda

Hiroo Masuda passed away on April 26, 2023 at Pali Momi Hospital in Honolulu, at the age of 84, surrounded by his daughter and grandchildren. He was born on Kaua‘i on March 1, 1939.

He was a retired captain at the Crash Fire Rescue station at Lihu‘e Airport. He also served in the U.S Army.

He was preceded in death by parents Tadao and Shizue Masuda, siblings George and Oscar Masuda, Elaine Fujii, Naomi Sokei and Gail Kodama.

He is survived by wife Kirsten Masuda, daughter Leanne (Patrick) Rosa, son Kyle Masuda, brother David (Myrna) Masuda, grandchildren Branden Orsatelli, Shaylece Masuda, Shayna, Shyann and Shalene Rosa, Kyle Jr., Kysen, Kyndall, Kia‘i a malama and Kaikea Masuda, great-grandchildren Lashya Masuda, Gunner Igne, Khloe Orsatelli and Sanira Igne, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends and family may visit with the family on Saturday, June 17, at Garden Island Mortuary. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. and services will follow. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Sumiko Iha Kondo

Sumiko Iha Kondo, of Kapa‘a, passed away on March 23, 2023, at the age of 88. She was a retired teacher at Kapa‘a Elementary School.

She was preceded in death by husband George Kondo, Jr.

She is survived by daughter Teri (Jonathan) Ohta, grandchildren Joy, Allison and David, sisters Betty (Ken) Uejo and May Lupton, brother David Iha, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are at Kapa‘a Missionary Church on Friday, June 23. Visitation with the family begins at 10 a.m., and service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers and koden, donations may be made in Sumiko Kondo’s honor to Kapa‘a Missionary Church.
Source: The Garden Island

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