John H. Knox, Jr. age 74 of Littleton passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of 54 years to Janice L. (Fidler) Knox.
Born on January 26, 1943 in Ayer, Ma, he was the son of the late J. Harold and Mary (Kuchun) Knox. John was raised and educated in Littleton graduating from Littleton High School in 1961. He was an outstanding high school baseball player, playing on the varsity from 8th grade through his senior year. He played in the Blackstone Valley semi-pro baseball league and was scouted by the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburg Pirates organizations.
On September 28, 1963, he married Janice at St. Anne's Church and remained in Littleton to raise their loving family. During their early years of marriage John attended and graduated from Northeastern University in 1968 and soon began a rewarding and successful career in Human Resources. He spent 20 years with the Honeywell Corporation. He retired in 2008 as Senior Vice President Human Resources of the General Dynamics Information Technology division.
Family was the center of life, John enjoyed holiday gatherings, birthday celebrations and graduations. He also enjoyed spending countless hours building and constructing a detailed model train village, his attention to detail was admired by many. John brought that same level of detail to the beautiful landscaping of his home. John was also an avid Red Sox, Bruins and Notre Dame football fan, he was especially proud of his Irish heritage.
Along with his wife he is survived by his children, Brian J. Knox and his wife Michelle of Attleboro, Edward P. Knox and his wife Jill of Jefferson, NH and Jennifer L. McCoy and her husband Tim of Myrtle Beach, SC. He is also survived by his grandchildren, T.J, Abbie and Jackson, McCoy and his brothers Peter E. Knox and his wife Gail of Leominster and Joseph Knox and his wife Kathy of Littleton.
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember John on Thursday, May 25 from 4:00-8:00 pm in the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St., Littleton. His funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00 am in St. Anne Parish, 75 King St., Littleton. Burial will follow at Westlawn Cemetery, Littleton.
Donations in his memory may be made to:
The Paula Fidler Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 18
No. Billerica, MA 01862
75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102
Danvers, MA 01923