John E. Fox, 88, of Sparta, passed away on August 21, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.  John was born in New York City and was a resident of Sparta since 1987.  John was a proud member of the United States Navy.  He was Vice President at IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY, retiring in 1977 after 22 years.  John is survived by his beloved wife Connie; devoted father of Stephen, Gregory, MaryBeth and a sister, Jean Csaposs,  as well as nine grandchildren. Friends may call Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00pm at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am Friday at Good Shepherd RC Church, 48 Tranquility Rd, Andover, NJ 07821.