A resident of McLean, VA passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013. She was born in Philadelphia on November 15, 1925 to parents William and Esther Bertolet. She grew up in Philadelphia, PA and spent summers in Ocean City, NJ. She graduated from Marjorie Webster Junior College. She married Richard Hinchcliff in 1945 and lived in Chicago, IL and Hinsdale, IL for 26 years and then moved to McLean, VA in 1971. She was an avid golfer at Congressional Country Club, a regular bridge player and eventually a dog lover. She was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church in McLean, VA. She traveled extensively with her husband. Survived by her husband and three children Richard Hinchcliff, Jr., (Angela), Brian Hinchcliff and Janet Hinchcliff; grandson Christopher Hinchcliff; her sister MaryJane Clemmer and her brother Bill Bertolet; numerous nieces; nephews; great friends and dogs. Memorial Services are planned at St. Johns Episcopal Church, 6715 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA for Friday, February 15, at 1:30 p.m. As she was a breast cancer survivor, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the involved in breast cancer research. Online guestbook is available:

Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 13, 2013