Dr. Hinerfeld completed a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
In 1968, he established a pediatric dental practice in Northeast Philadelphia. He created a lively atmosphere for his young patients with colorful fish tanks and toys, his daughter said.
He retired from his practice in 1987, when he was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia.
Dr. Hinerfeld collected and restored antique cameras and traveled the world to capture intimate and poignant images of everyday people, his daughter said. He returned to Vietnam twice to chronicle both the bustling economic resurgence there and the effects of a half-century of war, she said.
Among his other passions were opera and classical music, stamp collecting, driving and restoring Jaguars, corned beef sandwiches, ice tea, and Jeopardy!
For more than a decade, Dr. Hinerfeld joined friends for dinners of chicken and rice and Monday Night Football. They also dined together during the World Series and NCAA basketball's March Madness. It was Dr. Hinerfeld's job to buy the eight pounds of chicken legs and thighs from Godshall's Poultry at Reading Terminal Market.
In 1999, he moved to Sacramento, where he had the convenience of watching Eagles games at 10 a.m., his daughter said.
In addition to his daughter, Dr. Hinerfeld is survived by a son, Benjamin; a sister; two grandsons; his wife, Sheri Welles; and his former wife, Jane Slater.
Services are private.
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