Arthur B. Phillips, retired president of a steel erecting company, died Friday of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 79.
Services for Mr. Phillips were being held today at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Home, 6500 York Road.
For 37 years, he guided Arthur Phillips & Co. of Baltimore in construction projects that included the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, the former Friendship Airport, the new Towson Courthouse, what now is Mercy Medical Center and Harborplace.
Before forming the company that bears his name, he served as a design engineer in the Coast Guard at Curtis Bay from 1938 to 1945. Earlier, he worked for the Arundel Corp. and the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company.