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Robert Tyler “Bob” Jarboe, 79, of Leonardtown died March 10, 2013, at his farm outside of Leonardtown.
Born Feb. 27, 1934, he was the son of the late John Claude and Elizabeth Kathryn Tyler Jarboe.
He is survived by his wife, Liliane Louise Lambrechts Jarboe, whom he married on April 12, 1958, in Herentals, Belgium. He is also survived by his sons, Steven Claude Jarboe and his wife, Carol Louise Uttermann Jarboe, of Silver Spring and Christopher Andrew Jarboe and his wife, Kelly Colleen Smith Jarboe, of Leonardtown; six grandchildren, Aaron Claude Jarboe, Austin Andrew Jarboe, Andrea Kerr Courtois, Alexis Henri Courtois, Brigid Elizabeth Jarboe and William Matthew Jarboe; and one great-grandchild, Spencer Miller.
He was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County and a graduate of Great Mills High School. He served from 1954 to 1958 in the U.S. Air Force in Germany, where he met his wife. Upon his return to the United States, he began his career as a farmer. He was active in the farm bureau, serving as the St. Mary’s County president for 10 years and serving as president of the Maryland Agricultural Fair Board. He also served as a St. Mary’s County commissioner from 1986 to 1994. He then worked for the Maryland Department of Agriculture until his retirement. He remained active in the farm community, serving as a supervisor in the St. Mary’s County Soil Conservation District. He was a member of the American Legion in Ridge and enjoyed spending time with friends, working around the farm and working in his garden.
The family received friends and prayers were said March 14 at Holy Face Catholic Church in Great Mills, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, March 15, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Joseph Calis officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Little Flower School, 20410 Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, MD 20634; and/or Second District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1, Valley Lee, MD 20692.