Thomas Parker Corwin, 76, a retired Air Force brigadier general who also had practiced law in Washington, died of a bronchial infection Jan. 26 at a hospital in Hilton Head, S.C.

Gen. Corwin was born in Washington. He graduated from McKinley Tech High School and the University of Maryland and received his law degree from Georgetown University.

He served in the Army during World War II.

After the war, he practiced law in Washington.

He was recalled to active military duty during the Korean War. He served from 1951 to 1954 as deputy director of Air Force finance headquarters.

Later assignments included service as deputy comptroller of the Air Force in Europe and comptroller and assistant vice commander of the Air Force Systems Command.

He retired from the Air Force in 1967 as commander of the Air Force Accounting and Finance Center in Denver.

His military decorations included a Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Distinguished Service Medal.

In retirement, Gen. Corwin had served as executive vice president of the Littleton, Colo.-based C.A. Norgren Co., a firm specializing in the manufacture of fluidics and chemical plastics.

He moved to Hilton Head in 1972.

His first wife, the former Jane Collins, died in 1982. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn P. McDonald Corwin, whom he married in 1986, of Hilton Head; three daughters by his first marriage, Susan C. Gary of Denver and Nancy C. Collins and Mary C. Moss, both of Hilton Head; three stepsons, George W. McDonald Jr., of Kansas City, Mo., and James P. McDonald and Bryan A. McDonald, both of St. Louis; and five grandchildren.


Portrait Photographer

Deana Harris Hoffman, 78, a portrait photographer whose work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 25 at her home in Rockville.

She was a native of Minneapolis, a graduate in art education of the University of Minnesota and a longtime resident of St. Paul, Minn. She moved to Reston in 1971 and had lived in Rockville since last year.

Mrs. Hoffman worked as an independent photographer for about 50 years. Many of her pictures were of children and the elderly. They included "Portrait of a Child," the work owned by the Museum of Modern Art. Other works are in collections in Minneapolis.

In this area, Mrs. Hoffman's photographs were displayed at the Emerson Gallery, Grace Gallery and the Torpedo Factory.

She belonged to the Reston Artists Association, the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party, the Reston Music Club and the World Federalists.

Survivors include her husband, Isaac Hoffman of Rockville; two daughters, Melanie Margolis of Oberlin, Ohio, and Gretel Pelto of Storrs, Conn.; and five grandchildren.


Army Colonel

John Myrddin Davies, 93, a retired Army colonel who was a military pilot for most of his career, died Jan. 26 at Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital after a heart attack.

Col. Davies, who lived in Falls Church, was born in Philadelphia. He joined the Army in 1917 and became a flier during World War II. His service between the two World Wars included duty at airfields in Virginia, California and Texas.

He was assigned in Washington in 1940. During World War II, he served with the 8th Air Force in England and in training commands in Illinois and Arizona. He returned to Washington after the war and retired from the Army in 1947.

He was a founder of the Daedalian Society, an organization of military pilots.

His first wife, Catherine Elizabeth Davies, died in 1975. Survivors include his wife, Catherine Cook Davies, of Falls Church; three children by his first marriage, John Myrddin Davies III of Fairfax, Owen Myrddin Davies of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Margaret Ann Ottenberg of New York City; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.