Herbert H. Arthur, a retired engineer, died Jan. 21 at Union Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Arthur, who was 86 and lived on Melrose Avenue, moved to Baltimore after his retirement in 1972 from Du Pont in Wilmington, Del. He had begun working for Du Pont 45 years earlier.
Born in Aberdeen, he was a 1923 graduate of the Tome School and a 1927 graduate of the University of Michigan.
He served in the Navy in World War II and remained in the Navy Reserves after the war, reaching the rank of captain.
Fond of boating and for many years a member of the Miles River Yacht Club, he was also a golfer who had been a member of the Wilmington Country Club and later played at public courses.
He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth B. Reynolds; a son, Reginald D. Arthur of Tampa, Fla.; and a sister, Virginia Hawtin of Bel Air.
Services for Mr. Arthur were held Jan. 23.