David E. Kisliuk, 80, a retired employe of the Post Office Department who was active in American Legion and Masonic affairs, died of cancer Monday at a nursing home in West Palm Beach, Fla.

A former resident of Washington and Silver Spring, Mr. Kisliuk lived in this area for 55 years before retiring and moving to West Palm Beach in 1968.

Born in Philadelphia, he moved here in 1913 and graduated from old Central High School. He attended George Washington University and the University of Maryland.

Mr. Kisliuk became a federal employe in 1920. He joined the Post Office Department, now the Postal Service, in 1925 and was a supervisor when he retired.

He was a former commander of Vincent B. Castello Post No. 15 of the American Legion here and a former department commander of the D.C. chapter of the American Legion.

He also was a member of National Masonic Lodge No. 12, a 32nd degree member of the Albert Pike Consistory of the Scottish Rite and a member of the Almas Temple of the Shrine. He had served on the advisory board of Masonic Clubs of D.C.

Mr. Kisluik's first wife, the former Anadye Bliss Scherr, died in 1973.

Survivors include his wife of five years, Marge, of West Palm Beach; a stepson, Larry Dick, of Michigan, and a step-grandson.