Allen P. Kauffman, 54, who had served on active duty, in the reserves and as a civilian with the Navy Department for more than 30 years, died Sept. 4 at Fairfax Hospital after a heart attack.

A resident of Punta Gorda, Fla., since 1975, he was stricken while visiting former neighbors in Fairfax.

Mr. Kauffman retired as a civilian from the position of special assistant to the commanding officer of the Naval Intelligence Support Center in Suitland in 1974.

He entered the Navy in 1943 and served in the European theater during World War II. He was assistant naval attache in Beirut, Lebanon, when he resigned his regular commission with the rank of lieutenant.

Mr. Kauffman then came here as a civilian intellegence specialist with detailed knowledge of the Soviet navy, serving in the Office of Naval Intelligence in 1959-63, before transferring to the Defense Intelligence Agency. In 1968, he returned to the Navy as a civilian analyst at the Naval Reconnaissance and Technical Center, which later became the Naval Intelligence Support Center.

At the same time, from 1959 until his retirement as a commander in 1971, he was an officer in the Naval Reserve, serving as executive officer of Naval Reserve Intelligence Division 5-2.

Mr. Kauffman was born in Tampa, Fla. He was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and held a master's degree from the University of Maryland. He was a former member of the Fairfax Country Club.

His marriage to Helen Kauffman ended in divorce.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, of Punta Gorda; a daughter, Kathryn Wise of Lexington, Va; a stepson, Douglas Sloan of Nashville; his mother, Jewel Kauffman of Port Charlotte, Fla., and two grandchildren. h