Edward Kemper Uhler, 77, head of Annandale Associates Inc., a real estate and insurance concern, who was active in volunteer and professional organizations, died June 10 in a hospital in York, Pa., after a heart attack.

Mr. Uhler, who had lived in Annandale for the past 35 years, was stricken while on a business trip in Pennsylvania. He was a native of Alexandria and lived for a time in southwest Virginia in the 1930s before returning to Northern Virginia. He had worked in insurance and real estate in this area since the late 1940s, and founded Annandale Associates in 1960.

He was a past president of the Northern Virginia Insurance Agents Association, the Fairfax Rotary Club, and the Annandale Volunteer Fire Department. He was a past director of the Northern Virginia Board of Realtors, and a past master of the Elmer Timberman Masonic Lodge in Annandale.

Mr. Uhler was a ruling elder of the Second Presbyterian Church in Alexandria. He was a recipient of the Boy Scouts' Silver Beaver Award for his volunteer work with that organization.

His wife, the former Lucile Bunn, died in 1970. His survivors include a son, E. Kemper Jr., of Falls Church; two daughters, Margaret E. Adcock and Sarah L. Lakin, both of Annandale; a sister, Virginia McCloskey of Manassas; a brother, William M., of Berwyn, Pa., and four grandchildren.