Andrew T. Jarboe, 70, a retired civilian employe of the Navy Department and former Washington resident, died Dec. 18 in his home in Mayo, Md., after a heart attack. He had lived in Washington until moving to Mayo in 1975.

Mr. Jarboe was a native of Washington and graduate of McKinley Tech High School. He worked for the Navy for 34 years before retiring as a claims investigating officer for the Potomac River Naval Command in 1975. He was a recipient of the Navy's Civilian Award of Merit.

He was a member of the Association of Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia and a past exalted ruler and chaplain of Washington Lodge No. 15 of the Elks. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Jarboe was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Edgewater, and former member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Washington.

He was vice president of the Beverly Beach Civic Association in Mayo.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Marie, of Mayo; three sons, Robert, of Cape St. Claire, Md., John, of Calvert County, Md., and Daniel, of Largo; three brothers, William, of Ardmore, Md., Leo, of Oxon Hill, and Joseph, of Hyattsville; three sisters, Margaret Jackson of Forestville, and Martha Marr and Louise Hogan, both of Mayo, and seven grandchildren.