Howard Lewis Jobe, 63, the president of the Capitol Cadillac Co., in Greenbelt, who had been a member of area community, professional and business groups, died of cancer Nov. 4 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. He lived in Washington.

Mr. Jobe was a past board member of the Washington Catholic Youth Organization, the Automotive Trade Association for the National Capitol Area, the Union Trust Co., and the Federal City Council. He had been a member of the Metropolitan Washington Board of Trade and an advisory board member of the American Security Trust. He was a past president of the Maryland State Golf Association and a former executive committee member of the D.C. Golf Association.

Mr. Jobe was born in New York City. He lived in North Carolina before coming to the Washington area about 1941. He graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School and Georgetown University. During World War II, he served in the Navy.

From the early 1950s until the late 1950s, he worked in the automotive classified advertising department of The Washington Post. He then became a manager at what was then the Capitol Cadillac-Oldsmobile Co. in Washington. In 1960, he joined a sister company, Capitol Parisian Motors in Washington as vice president.

That company closed in 1963 and he rejoined Capitol Oldsmobile. He became president in 1969. The business moved to Greenbelt in 1979.

Mr. Jobe was a volunteer with the United Givers Fund and the Boy Scouts of America. He had been a member of the Congressional Country Club, the University Club and Columbia Country Club.

His marriage to Tomajean Akers Jobe ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Coover Jobe of Washington; four children by his first marriage, H. Daniel Jobe II of Washington, Tamara Akers Jobe Funkhouser of Great Falls, Shelley Marguerite Milan of Silver Spring, and Howard Lewis Jobe Jr. of Washington; and two grandchildren.


Community Organizer

Michael John Walsh, 33, a community organizer in Langley Park, died Nov. 5 at his home in Silver Spring. He had AIDS.

Mr. Walsh was born in Detroit. He came to Washington in 1975 to attend Georgetown University, where he graduated in 1979. He received a law degree at the University of Michigan and returned here in 1984.

He had worked here for the National Gay Rights Lobby and later as campaign manager for Maryland Del. Peter Franchot (D-Montgomery), then as an organizer for the Langley Park Community Coalition.

Mr. Walsh was a fouder of the Lambda Flyers, an organization of gay pilots and others interested in flying.

Survivors include his companion of 2 1/2 years, Arlen Miller of Silver Spring; his parents, Michael and Joann Walsh of Warren, Mich.; four brothers; and three sisters.