Obituaries for December 28

Gloria Datuin Mendoza-Watson, 70, of Keaau died Dec. 9 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she was owner and piano instructor of Mendoza-Watson Piano Studio, director of music Liturgy and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and member of Hawaii Music Teachers Association. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 8-9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Deacon David Watson of Keaau; brother, Armando (Lisa) Mendoza of Hilo; mother-in-law, Dona Watson of Utah; brother-in-law, Terry (Patricia) Watson of Utah; a niece, two nephews, a grandniece, two grandnephews, cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.