Adrian Recinos Jr.
Adrian Recinos Jr., 88, a Falls Church pediatrician in private practice for nearly 40 years,
died May 21 at Washington Hospital Center. He had complications during abdominal
aneurysm surgery. Dr. Recinos was a founding member of the Fairfax Hospital
pediatrics department and was departmental chairman in the early 1960s. He also was
on the staff of Fairfax and Arlington hospitals until he retired in 1989.
Dr. Recinos, whose clientele included many Spanish-speaking families, was born in
Guatemala City. He settled in the District in the 1920s when he became a diplomat at the
Guatemalan embassy. His father later was Guatemala's ambassador to theUnited States.
Dr. Recinos was a 1938 graduate of Western High School, a 1942 graduate of
Harvard University and a 1945 graduate of Columbia University medical school. He was
chief resident physician at Children's National Medical Center in 1949.
He became a U.S. citizen in 1950 and was a Navy Medical Corps veteran of the Korean
He was a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and a fellow of the American
Academy of Pediatrics.
He was a Meals on Wheels volunteer in Vienna, his town of residence.
His marriage to Marjorie Grim Recinos ended in divorce. A son from that marriage,
William Recinos, died in 1985.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Sally Taylor Recinos of Vienna; a son from his first
marriage, Adrian Recinos III of Galveston, Tex.; a son from his second marriage, Andrew
Recinos of Portland, Ore.; two stepsons, Scott Recinos of Ashburn and Matthew Recinos
of Orlando; two sisters; and 10 grandchildren.