William B. Super, 88, who retired in 1982 as an acquisition appraisal manager at Naval Sea Systems Command, died Jan. 1 at the Inova HealthPlex at Franconia-Springfield. He had congestive heart failure.

Mr. Super joined the Navy Department in 1966 after many years of doing engineering work for the Army Department and working as a mid-Atlantic track supervisor for the Pennsylvania Railroad.

William Bernard Super was born in Norwich, Conn., and raised in North Adams, Mass. During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe with an engineer combat battalion.

He was a 1947 graduate of Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., and received a master’s degree in administration from George Washington University.

In retirement, he was a tax counselor for H&R Block and worked as a real estate agent at Shannon and Luchs.

He recently moved to Greenspring retirement community in Springfield from Fairfax County’s Mount Vernon neighborhood.

His memberships included St. James’ Episcopal Church at Mount Vernon in Alexandria, the Mount Vernon Civic Association and the Masons.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary Knupp Super of Springfield; children William F. Super of Carlsbad, Calif., Suzanne Allen of Arnold, Md., and Barbara Mathis of Alexandria; a sister; and six grandchildren.

— Adam Bernstein