David Arnold Berthaume

May 12, 1951November 24, 2018

David Arnold Berthaume, age 67, of Mobile, Alabama passed away on Saturday November 24, 2018. David was born May 12, 1951. Mr. Berthaume was a graduate of Murphy High School then attended and received a degree in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University. He was employed by UOP as a chemical engineer until his retirement in 2009. He was an avid sailor who loved the water and loved spending time at the beach surrounded by his wife, daughters, Max "trusted companion" and other family members.

Preceded in death by his daughter Laura Ashley Berthaume, parents Arnold and Mary Nell Berthaume and his in-laws Bill and Gertrude Nelson. Survivors include his wife Sue Nelson Berthaume, daughters; Amy Berthaume, Sara (Hansen) Roberts and trusted companion Max. And many other loving family members.

A memorial gathering for David will be held Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Radney Funeral Home-Mobile, 3155 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36606. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or


  • Memorial Gathering Thursday, November 29, 2018

David Arnold Berthaume

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Janice Terry

November 29, 2018

I was a friend and classmate of Sue’s. Though we have not seen each other in years, we have kept up through Facebook. I always enjoyed seeing the photos of David with Sue with their beautiful family. Sue, you and your family are in my prayers today. I wish I could be there for you. Love you. Jan(ice) Manner Terry

Debra Stringfellow

November 28, 2018

So shocked and saddened by David’s passing. We hired in together at Union Carbide many years ago. We worked in the Engineering Department under Bob Hoover. Good memories. Praying for his family.

Sandy Harrison

November 28, 2018

We are very saddened to hear of Dave's passing. Alan and I both worked with him at Union Carbide / UOP and cared about him and his family. We have fond memories and our thoughts and prayers go out to Sue, Amy and Sara.

Donna McCarley

November 28, 2018

I will truly miss David. He was so good to me and, although I did not see him or Sue as often as I would have liked, I always knew that he would be there if I ever needed anything.

Jolaine Sims

November 27, 2018

I was a class mate of Sue's. We were cheerleaders together. I'm so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you during this difficult time.