* Fritz Harlfinger, a retired rear admiral who helped...


December 31, 1993

* Fritz Harlfinger, a retired rear admiral who helped supply Gen. Douglas MacArthur during World War II, died Tuesday in Sarasota, Fla. He was 80. He led a series of successful combat submarine patrols in 1942 that supplied General MacArthur in Corregidor and attacked dozens of enemy vessels in the Pacific. During his 39-year naval career, he was awarded the Bronze Star, Navy Cross, three Silver Stars, the Navy Commendation Medal for Valor and the Distinguished Service Medal. He retired in 1974.

* Howard Caine, 67, whose film and TV roles included the suspicious Major Hochstedder on "Hogan's Heroes," died of a heart attack Tuesday in Los Angeles. He had roles in such movies as "Judgment at Nuremberg," "Marty" and "Helter Skelter." He belonged to the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Actors Equity Association.

* Teok Carrasco, a Cuban painter whose works are on display in the White House and the Vatican, died Tuesday in Miami at age 77. He was known for his brightly colored murals. He left Cuba after Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, and he eventually settled in Miami.

* Mandell Weiss, 102, a businessman who donated millions to promote arts and the Jewish community in San Diego, died there Wednesday. After World War II, he imported Japanese watches and sold them at a small jewelry store in San Diego. He and another businessman eventually built the retail chain FedMart.

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