WILLIAMSBURG — Captain Arthur Irvine, 79, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Munson Hospice House in Traverse City. He was born on May 27, 1935, in Frodsham, Cheshire, in the United Kingdom.
Arthur is survived by his wife of 46 years, Roseline; nieces, Elizabeth (Peter) Aseritis, of Williamsburg, Sandra (Jerome) Ferullo, of New Jersey, Jacqueline Doyle, of New York, and Roxanne (Peter) DeVito, of New York; nephew, Peter Doyle, of Connecticut; and several relatives in the U.K. and Northern Ireland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lillian Margaret Collins, M.D., and Albert Collins.
Arthur attended the Merchant Navy Cadet Training School on the fixed-base HMS Conway in the U.K., attaining a Class 1 Foreign Going (Master Mariner) Certificate.
He worked for Empresa Hondourena de Vapores (formerly United Fruit Co.), where he held command of many seagoing merchant vessels that traversed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Later he was a marine cargo surveyor for the National Cargo Bureau and owner of Collins Marine Service.
He and Roseline lived for 35 years in Central Florida and subsequently moved to Williamsburg in 2012.
The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.