Misako “Misa” Masuda

It is with heavy hearts that Terrie and Mari Masuda, and Sven Seltmann announce the sudden passing of their beloved daughter, sister and wife, Misako “Misa” Masuda. Misa was born on Jan 8, 1982 in Seoul, South Korea and passed away peacefully on Jan 20, 2022 in San Jose, CA. Misa was predeceased by her loving father, Ed Masuda. Misa leaves behind her loving mother Terrie, sister Mariko, devoted husband Sven and many adoring relatives. Misa also leaves behind numerous friends whom she loved who will miss her greatly but definitely not forget her.

Misa was a student of Palo Alto schools and a graduate of Gunn High School. She earned her BS degree in Chemistry from the University of California Santa Cruz. She was known for her creativity and free spirit. During high school, Misa played club soccer and was an active volunteer with the National Charity League. The NCL core program is for mothers and daughters, grades 7-12, to participate in a program that embraces philanthropy, leadership and culture. Misa was a valued member of the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple and active in the temple choir.

In August of 2017, Misa married Sven Seltmann. The two of them resided in both San Jose and Santa Cruz.