Jon Matthew Rechner
1972 - 2016
O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
2028 Highway 35 at New Bedford Road
Wall, NJ
Jon Matthew Rechner

AGE: 44 • Spring Lake Heights

Jon Matthew Rechner, 44 of Spring Lake Heights passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, NJ.

Jon was born in Long Branch and had been a lifelong resident of Spring Lake Heights. He was a graduate of Manasquan High School and was a member of the wrestling team and a star player on the Warriors Football team. He was an avid fan of the NY Giants.

Jon went on to become a Professional Wrestler, performing under the name of Balls Mahoney.

He is survived by his beloved mother Suzanne Koenig Rechner of Spring Lake Heights, his devoted companion of 13 years Gayle Schechter and their son Christopher Rechner of Spring Lake Heights who was Jon's pride and joy, Gayle's parents Ronald ("Pops") and Ellen Schechter of East Brunswick and their son Brian Schechter who had a special relationship with Jon, and Jon's Uncle and Aunt Jay and Linda Koenig of Lewes, Del., many close personal and professional friends and fans throughout the country.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 2:00pm until the time of the Funeral Service at 6:00pm at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall, NJ 07719. Private committal will follow at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers Jon's family specifically requests donations be made to either the Spring Lake First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 94, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 or the St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38101-9908. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home on Saturday.

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Published by Asbury Park Press on Apr. 17, 2016.
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Sue, I am very sorry to hear about the lost of your son.My God be with you. Dave Dombroski Biomed
April 29, 2016
jon you will truly be missed you gave us some great matches and great times at the lakewood blueclaws. i will remember you always rip
marty and chris kobovitch
April 25, 2016
Jon, you will be truly missed. I have some very great memories of you that I will cherish forever. I'm glad to have met and known you. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with Gayle, Chris, your mom and the rest of your family. Rest easy.
Cindy Gifford
April 21, 2016
Living across the street -even briefly-from Jon and his mom brought daily laughs and memories to hold to his family and friends
Margaret Grapel
April 20, 2016
Will forever remember you
Robin Kurtz
April 20, 2016
i have known jon since i am 16. i had the pleasure of wrestling him a a few times, bar a visits,countless memories of being in the locker room and laughing at his stories. and traveled to a few shows with him. he was a great guy and i am going to miss him alot. he loved his family and would smile at the mere mention of them. gone way too soon. r.i.p. my friend

sincerely ray murray
raymond murray
April 19, 2016
Jon and I have known each other since the age of five. He has been a great friend. He has been great with my kids and truly cherished Chris. Jon will always be remembered and missed. Our toughts and prayers go to you and the family as the days move forward.
Eric Bennett
April 18, 2016
Jon and I were in Elementary School and High School together. Then we were on the Manasquan High School Wrestling Team as Captain's our Senior Year. John You obtained your goal to become a Professional Wrestler. You have Reached a Higher Goal With God on his Wrestling Team. Every Time I here it Thunder I will know the Match has Begun. RIP Jon You Will Be missed Brother. God Please Look out for his Family. AMEN
Christopher Rockhill
April 17, 2016
Dear Gayle,Christopher And Family,Our Heartfelt Thoughts And Prayers Are With You In Your Time Of Sorrow.We Are So Sorry On The Passing Of Jon.
Your Friends,Linda Hoski And Jeff Windwer.
Linda Hoski
April 17, 2016
I had alot of good times with Jon he either made me laugh or made me blush. Times I will never forget.
Robin Kurtz
April 17, 2016
Love n Miss you Weus, will never forget all of our adventures. See u on the flip side.xoxo
Desirae Bennett
April 17, 2016
10 memorial chimes of the ring bell are dedicated to the memory of Balls Mahoney. My condolences to Jon's family, friends, and fellow fans at this sad and difficult time.
Les Breese
April 17, 2016
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