In loving memory of Paul Marble

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Paul Marble. Paul was born on April 4, 1964 in Chico, California. He was a competitive swimmer from a very young age, and swam for Pepperdine University, where he also graduated with a degree in Business Administration. He was a man who lived with enthusiasm his entire life, and he maintained strength and steadiness even when life challenged him. He was preceded in death by his sister Cindy, and is survived by his parents, Floyd and Peggy Marble, his wife Elizabeth Marble, his beloved daughter Samantha Marble, his brothers Duane (and his wife Katherine) and Craig (and his wife Kari). Paul was loved by many and will be missed dearly by his family, good friends, colleagues, and customers.

We invite you to share your thoughts, prayers, stories, and memories as well as any pictures or video you may have. Let's celebrate the life of this great friend, brother, son, husband and father.

Posted by Craig Marble on April 17, 2020
Missing you, Pablo!!

Posted by Craig Marble on April 4, 2020
Missing you Paul on your birthday!
Love you brother...
Posted by Paul Sanchez on April 17, 2019
Dear Paul, wishing you a Heavenly Happy Birthday . Say Hi to Jesus for me
Posted by Duane Marble on April 17, 2018
Thinking of you
Posted by Craig Marble on April 18, 2017
I think of you often and still grab the phone to call and then remember...
Just spent time with old friends in Seattle - Scott cooks in a way that reminded me of you and how you made your kitchen hum! I shared bites with you!

Love your little bro
Posted by Kari Marble on April 18, 2017
Dear Paulie,
I sure missed our usual silly birthday call to each other on April 4. Can't believe a year has passed since you left us. Sending you love, dear brother. Hope you are soaring light and free. I love you and miss you.
Love Kari
Posted by Duane Marble on April 17, 2017
It's been a year (or maybe even a year and a day) since you left us, Paul. The world feels a little bit smaller, and my place in it a little bit less certain. Missing you, brother.
Posted by Paul Sanchez on April 17, 2017
Forever in our hearts . God sped my dear friend
Posted by Paul Sanchez on April 4, 2017
Hello Paul , Iknow that you are in Heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ looking down with smiles on all who love you . But We wish that you were still here with all of us . . Always in our hearts
Posted by Scott Perez on December 13, 2016
I was looking for my good buddy Paul, I have not heard from him in a while, so I Made a few calls, and heard the news. This sadens me in a way that I can not put into words. I was looking to see what happened and came across this page. This is really beautiful, and serves its purpose well. All the pictures, stories, and comments are nice to see and read. 
    I really liked Paul so much, he definitely left an impression on me. I know Paul from work, He would walk into my office with that smile of his, and we would talk for a few hours, about, work, life, and always about football, he sure loved those Niners. I am truly going to miss him.

Rest in peace good buddy!
Posted by Katie Grosskopf on June 2, 2016
I had hoped to tell you in person but this will have to do: Today I received my acceptance letter to attend Pepperdine, beginning in the fall, to pursue my masters degree in teaching with a teaching credential.
I applied in early March and was excited to tell you. Go Waves! ;)
Posted by Katie Grosskopf on May 10, 2016
Even though the last few years I haven't kept up close contact with the "California marbles" (as we called them), they were my closest family when I was young. They were all huge inspirations to me and I have thought of them often as I experienced life events.
When I think back on my greatest memories of Paul, I think about his wonderful laugh, his beaming light of joy, and his contagious love. I think about how he always filled the room he was in and cared so deeply for those close to him. He was always there to help me when I needed a place to stay in LA or a word of advice.
To Paul, if you're listening, you should know that were right about the difficulty of living in Los Angeles. Yes, it is really hard to live out here. Yes, it is expensive and yes, jobs are hard to come by. I think it would make you smile that you were right. But I also want you to know that I am forever grateful that I didn't listen to you this time. I have a much greater appreciation for how hard you worked to provide for your family. I feel closer to the parts about you and your family that I love and have been so important to me. And mostly, I can be close to your parents during this time.
I love you all so much!
-Cousin Katie
Posted by Marilyn Swenson on May 5, 2016
Hello Marble Family. This is a beautiful tribute to Paul. Thank you for sharing this with me. All though I did not know Paul I dearly love his parents. Peggy and Floyd can count on me while here in Palm Desert. Blessings to each and all of you. Marilyn
Posted by Nancy Rausch on May 3, 2016
Dearest Paul, even though we did not stay in touch and it has been many years since we saw each other, I thought of you often. I remember when you came to my home in Riverside and stayed for a few days. You helped me so much with my little ones, Joey and Christopher and truly enjoyed our company. You where a good friend and could give a strong hug when a hug was need it. I pray now that the Lord has you in His loving arms. For reasons, only known to Him, He needs you home with Him.
Posted by Brent Zega on April 30, 2016
I knew Paul for some time. He was a friend and a Co-worker. Laughed with him as much as I learned from him. I knew the "Guy" in Paul best and spent many days and months in the truck with Paulie. He was the first person in line the day I opened my restaurant (Marciano's Chicago style deli) recently. His picture will forever hang here above my first dollar made that was his. Miss ya buddy!
Posted by Jon Tickle on April 30, 2016
Paul was my friend & I miss him.
Posted by Alan Bookin on April 30, 2016
I found Paul to be a typical Marble--extremely friendly, and I got a sense of caring about him and a certain charm ( like the rest of the Marble family). Our thoughts ( Helen's and mine) are with you, and we are also mourning his loss. I admire the strength of the family and you will get through this. Love, Helen and Alan
Posted by Shawn Bookin on April 29, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Marble Family and all who mourn Paul. These photos and sentiments are so beautiful and touching.
Shawn and Justine
Posted by Tania Neilson on April 29, 2016
My Dearest Paul, Thank you for have given me many wonderful memories. You were and always will be a big part of my life. Thank you for have given me your family that truly represent what love is. I love them all so much!  You now get to enjoy the company of Angels and be in the presence of our awesome God. Until we see each other again in heaven!

With lots of love,
Posted by Johanna Sanchez on April 29, 2016
I was just a kid the last time I saw you but I have fond memories of you. You had such a kind generous soul and a warmth that just radiated. Even as a kid I recognized it. I'm so sad to have heard you passed. Too soon. My condolences to the whole family.
Posted by Paul Sanchez on April 28, 2016
Rest in peace my good old friend
Posted by Johnny Sanchez on April 28, 2016
Paul you were a part of my life too at one time you were my brother in
law I'm broken hearted right now you left too soon I pray that God has you now in his eternal home I'm shedding a tear as I write this till we meet again!!!
Posted by Tim Swinford on April 27, 2016
Many Blessings Craig my friend
Posted by Duane Marble on April 25, 2016
I miss you Paul. Wishing you safe passage. 'Til we meet again,
Posted by Katherine McStravick on April 25, 2016
Dearest Paul, the Marbles will never be the same without you. We miss you so much! Wishing you a safe, peaceful, heavenly journey. Blessings and Love, Katherine
Posted by Darrell DiGiovanni on April 25, 2016
You and your family were a big part of my childhood. I pray for you and your family.
Darrell DiGiovanni
Posted by Craig Marble on April 25, 2016
Miss you so much brother!!
Love you,
Posted by Kari Marble on April 25, 2016
Oh, Paul, my birthday-sharing brother. We miss you. Things feel so surreal - we feel like we should be able to pick up the phone to call you and find you right there. Remembering our great family visit over Christmas sharing stories, games, favorite songs from over the years. Wish you were here.... May your soul journey be smooth, safe sailing with love, light, blessings and guidance always within and around you. Love Kari

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Recent Tributes
Posted by Craig Marble on April 17, 2020
Missing you, Pablo!!

Posted by Craig Marble on April 4, 2020
Missing you Paul on your birthday!
Love you brother...
Posted by Paul Sanchez on April 17, 2019
Dear Paul, wishing you a Heavenly Happy Birthday . Say Hi to Jesus for me
Recent stories

Marble Ale sign

Shared by Craig Marble on June 22, 2016

When Kari and I were living in Washington, DC, we started homebrewing. Paul caught wind of this and asked what the name of our brew was. When the next Christmas holiday came, he had designed this sign for us and had a buddy make it. When it came to gifts for others, Paul was very thoughtful and creative!

Wish you were here...

Mark Spitz Relay

Shared by Craig Marble on April 26, 2016

The newspaper clip that Darrell posted is from April 1973. Mark Yetter was our coach and the four of us (Paul Vanhoven, me, Paul, Darrell DiGiovanni) were 8 and unders at a relay meet. There were 8 relays and we won 7 gold medals and 1 bronze. Our coach Mark called us the 'Mark Spitz Relay!'