Joseph Thomas Spollen, 60, a retired material requirements specialist in the office of the assistant secretary of the Army for installations and logistics, died Saturday at Georgetwon University Hospital where he was undergoing surgery for a heart aliment.

Mr. Spollen came here in 1941 to work in the Office of the Quartermaster General. He enlisted in the Army the following year, served with the 424th Infantry Division in Europe and fought in the Batte of the Bulge.

After the war, he returned to this area and began working at the Department of the Army as a civilian employe. He retired in 1974 as a material requirements specialist.

Mr. Spollen was a native of Staten Island, N.Y. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Benjamin Franklin University here.

Survivors include his wife, Frances La Rue Spollen, two sons, Michael and James, and a daughter, Charlene, all of the home; another son , Joseph, of Fairfax; two others daughters, Mary Maier, of Chevy Chase, and Linda, of Alexandria; three sisters, Kathleen and Julia Spollen, and Betty O'Donnell, all of Staten Island, and a brother, Jack, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. CAPTION: Picture, JOSEPH T. SPOLLEN, 1969 Photo