12/26/1997 AT 12:00 AM EST
Jean MacArthur, 101, the wife of the late Gen. Douglas MacArthur (who died in 1964), at whose side she stood in war and peace, passed away Saturday in Manhattan . . . Influential culinary figure Craig Claiborne, 79, who for years wrote on food for The New York Times, died Saturday in New York. No cause of death was given . . . One of Japan's oldest and best-known twins, Kin Narita, 107, died of heart failure on Sunday in Tokyo. She had remained active until the end and is survived by her twin sister, Gin Kanie.