Marianne Schwalb Vogel, 54, an administrative assistant in the research grants division of the National Institutes of Health and a member of the Washington Saengerburd, a German singing society, died of an aneurysm Friday at her home in Holiday Hills, Md.

A native of New York City, Mrs. Vogel moved to Washington with her family at an early age. She graduated from old Central High School.

Before joining NIH in 1960, she earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland. She studied in France and Germany as part of the university's overseas program when she lived in those countries with her husband, William A. Vogel, a former Air Force meteorologist.

Mrs. Vogel was a longtime member of the 130-year-old Washington Saengerbund, a prize-winning German singing society said to be the oldest choral group in Washington. Her father, the late Jacob Schwalb, was president of the society from 1947 to 1952.

A resident of Silver Spring for 17 years before moving to Holiday Hills two years ago, she was a committee member and former Sunday school teacher at Trinity United Church of Christ in Takoma Park.

Besides her husband, of Holiday Hills, survivors include her mother, Maria A. Schwalb, and a sister, Alice J. Werner, both of Silver Spring, and another sister, Christine I. Taylor of West Covina, Calif.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the charity of one's choice.