Warren E. Marble, 89, of Danbury, died March 9 at Danbury Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Florence (Ziallas) Marble.

Mr. Marble was born Feb. 2, 1923, in Brockton, Mass., son of the late Bradford and Gladys (Staples) Marble. He attended schools in Ashland, Mass., and Clarkson College at Potsdam, N.Y.

A veteran of World War II, Mr. Marble attained the rank of petty officer, first class in the U. S. Navy. He served aboard the USS Foss, a destroyer escort, in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Caribbean. He survived two separate torpedo attacks while on convoy duty in the North Atlantic.

Mr. Marble was employed by various electrical contractors in the Connecticut area and was the president of Local #525 I.B.E.W.

While employed at Danbury Hospital, he was a founder and president of Connecticut Hospital Engineering Society, a founder and president of the New England Hospital Engineering Society, and a founder and president of the Western Connecticut Plant Engineers Society. He was also past chairman of the Danbury Charter Revision Commission.

Most of his career was spent as vice president of Engineering at Danbury Hospital, until he retired in 1988 after 30 years.

Mr. Marble was a member of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Danbury. He was a past president of the Parish Council.

Even after retirement, Mr. Marble's passion for engineering never waned. He enjoyed visiting construction sites and watching the expansion of Danbury Hospital.

He was known to be great storyteller and loved to make others smile. He espoused the philosophy of positive thinking and the importance of expressing appreciation and love.

Mr. Marble was an avid fan of UConn women's basketball, bird watching and spending time with family.

In addition to his wife of 56 years, Mr. Marble is survived by four daughters, Patricia Rockwell Maxwell, and her husband, George Maxwell, of Newtown, Louise Marble, and her partner, Lisa Antel, of Bridgewater, Carol Arconti, and her husband, Robert, of Danbury, and Susan Glen, and her husband, John Glen, of Warrenton, Ore; a brother, Chester B. Marble, of Nashua, N.H.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Burial, with military honors, was held in Wooster Cemetery in Danbury.

The Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home in Danbury was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Praxair Center, c/o Danbury Hospital Development Fund, 24 Hospital Ave, Danbury CT 06810, or to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund, 30 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT 06811.