Orlando James Pulzone, 64, a retired deputy associate director of the D.C. Office of Municipal Audit and Inspection, died of cancer Saturday at the Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park.

Mr. Pulzone was born in Alexandria and grew up there and in Washington, where he graduated from McKinley High School. He served in the Army in World War II.

He began his career with the D.C. government in the Auditor's Office, now the Office of Municipal Audit and Inspection. At the same time, he earned a master's degree in accounting at Benjamin University in 1951. He was named deputy internal audit inspector for the District in 1958 and held that position until his retirement earlier this year.

Mr. Pulzone was a former member of the board of governors of the Washington Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors. He received the organization's Distinguished Service Award in 1975.

He also was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Silver Spring and was a past-president of its Men's Club. He was a past-president of the St. Michael's School Parent-Teachers Association, a former treasurer of the Father's Club of Good Counsel High School, and a third degree member of the Father Rosensteel Council No. 2169 of the Knights of Columbus in Forest Glen.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of the home in Silver Spring; four daughters, Julia, of the home; Robin, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; Anne Cristaldi, of Dayton, Md., and Mary Ricci, of Walkwersville, Md., and two sons, David of Blackwood, N.J., and Michael, of LaGrande, Ore.