Herbert Edward Fowler

November 26, 1930September 26, 2013

Herbert Edward Fowler, 82, passed away on September 26, 2013. Herb was born in Sparta and was a 1948 graduate of Newton High School. He was a proud member of the US Army serving during the Korean Conflict. Herb was a 50 year member of the Sparta Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Chief in 1976. He was a 50 year member of the Harmony Lodge, #8 in Andover, NJ. Herb worked as an electronics technician for Picatinny Arsenal retiring in 1985. He was a Fire Inspector for Sparta Township retiring in 2009. Herb was a member of the Tally-Ho Sportsman Club and a lifetime member of the NRA. Herbert was an avid hunter, enjoyed growing vegetables and flowers and appreciated and respected nature. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Ellen (Keene) Fowler; son Craig Fowler, brothers: Howard Goble, Ralph Fowler, Raymond Fowler, Harvey Fowler and sister Eleanor Spangenberg. Herb is survived by his son Thad Fowler; daughter Linda Lagattuta; sisters: Ruth Bennett and Beatrice Stevans; brother Kenneth Fowler and many nieces and nephews. Friends may gather to share memories of Herb on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, from 2-4, and 6-8at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. There will be a 7PM Sparta Volunteer Fire Department service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to: Sparta Volunteer Fire Department, 141 Woodport Rd., Sparta, NJ 07871. Condolences may be sent to:


  • VISITATION Wednesday, October 2, 2013
  • VISITATION Wednesday, October 2, 2013
  • SPARTA FIREMAN SERVICE Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Herbert Edward Fowler

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October 2, 2013

Doug and I send our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear father. Prayers are being said for you and your brother. May you give each other peace and comfort as you remember happier days.

Carol Goble Corey

October 2, 2013

My Uncle Ed, so many fond memories, from picnics, parades, grilling wild game for the Tally-Ho Club, the beagles and his sense of humor. I will keep them in my heart. God bless you Linda and Thad through these times.

donna scheibner

October 1, 2013

I'm so sorry Linda....I'm sure he was proud to have you as his daughter!

James Castimore

October 1, 2013

Herb, was a good friend. He will be a huge loss, not only to family, but to Sparta as well. May you Rest in peace.

Don Voorhies Jr

September 30, 2013

I fondly remember the family gatherings, both in NJ and LI, and all the great times everyone had. Even though you are gone, you will never be forgotten.

Margaret Derousie

September 30, 2013

Ed, thank you for being the source of so many memories, warm and humorous. You were a great person.

Charles H. Ulrich Sr

September 29, 2013

Herb You are a good man a great friend. Sorry to hear of your passing.

Linda Lagattuta

September 28, 2013

Love you Dad...