54, a pediatrician who since 1978 had been director of pediatric medicine at the Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents in Rockville, died Sept. 8 at Georgetown University Hospital after a heart attack.

Dr. Hinckley was also pediatric consultant to the Psychiatric Institute of Montgomery County and the Alfred D. Noyes Children's Center, an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical School, a lecturer in pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and a consultant in pediatrics at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

A resident of Rockville, he was born in Hartford, Conn. He graduated from Bowdoin College. He earned his medical degree at Tufts University, and he was an Army doctor in Germany from 1960 to 1962.

In 1962, he was assigned at Walter Reed, and he was chief of the pediatric and adolescent departments.

Later, Dr. Hinckley was director of comprehensive health clinics at Children's Hospital in Washington, director of consultation and referral services and of personnel health services for the Montgomery County Health Department and director of the Montgomery County Medical Center Development.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Potter Hinckley of Rockville; one son, William Potter Hinckley of London; one daughter, Susan Hinckley Adams of Gaithersburg; one brother, Donald C. Hinckley of Brunswick, Maine; one sister, Eleanor Hinckley Buttner of Hendersonville, N.C., and two grandchildren. A daughter, Victoria Noyes Hinckley, died in the crash of a helicopter last month in the Washington Channel near Hains Point.


53, assistant principal at Roosevelt High School in Washington and a former football coach at Eastern High School and Federal City College, died Sept. 7 at Holy Cross Hospital after a heart attack.

Mr. Richards, a Silver Spring resident, was born in Washington. He graduated from Armstrong High School and St. Augustine's College, and he received a master's degree at Bowie State College.

After college, he worked briefly for the D.C. Department of Recreation, then joined the D.C. public school system. He was a physical education teacher and football coach at Eastern High School in the late 1960s and early 1970s, then spent three years as football coach at Federal City College.

Later, he was an assistant principal at McKinley High School and Backus Junior High School. For the last six years, he was at Roosevelt High School.

When he was younger, Mr. Richards played professional football with the Virginia Sailors, and he had been a player-coach for that team.

Survivors include his wife, Annette Richards of Silver Spring; two sons, Anthony Richards of Washington and Eron Richards of Silver Spring, and one sister, Evelyn Boston of Washington.


89, a former Washington resident who had been active in volunteer work here, died Aug. 28 at a convalescent home in San Pablo, Calif., after a heart attack.

Mrs. Sworzyn was born in Toledo. She moved to Washington in 1921 after her marriage to Reuben Sworzyn. He died in 1967.

She had done volunteer work for the National Council of Jewish Women, the sisterhood of the Washington Hebrew Congregation and Columbia Hospital for Women. During World War II, she was a USO volunteer at Walter Reed Army Hospital, and she was a former member of the Woodmont Country Club. She moved to California in 1986.

Survivors include one daughter, Marilyn Haase of El Cerrito, Calif., and two grandchildren.