Ret. U.S. Navy Capt. Stanley E. Ellison, 61, whose service included command of U.S. Naval Forces in Iceland, died Wednesday following a heart attack at his home in Camp Springs.

Capt. Ellison assumed command of the U.S. Naval Station in Keflavik, Iceland, in August, 1962. He was chairman of the Icelandic-American Defense Council and Naval Control of Shipping Officer at Reyjavik, Iceland.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Capt. Ellizon was commissioned an ensign in June 1940. In 1944, he received his wings as a Navy pilot and from 1945 to 1947 he served on the USS Kenneth Whiting as an air officer.

After attending the U.S. Naval Post-graduate school at Annapolis and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he completed a course in aeronautical engineering, Capt. Ellison was assigned as Commanding Officer of the Patrol Squadron Eight.

Capt. Ellison also saw service as Head of the Missile Branch in the Bureau of Ordnance and as Special Assistant for Missiles and Astranautics in the Bureau of Naval Weapons Production Group.

After his retirement in 1965, Capt. Ellison became a systems engineer with the Vitro Corp.

Capt. Ellison was a 32d degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite.

Surviving are his wife, Josephine V., of the home; three sons, Stanley E. Jr., of Greenbelt, Stephen K., of Charleston, S.C., and Scott P., of Oxon Hill; two daughters, Stephanie E. Tiucka, of Temple Hills, Sandra E. Sote, of Encinitas, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the National Heart Fund.