Kevin T. McMahon, 62, of Freehold Township passed away surrounded by many family members and friends on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at CentraState Medical Center. Kevin grew up in a loving and well-known family. The only boy in the McMahon family, Kevin was adored by all of his sisters. A lifelong resident of Freehold Township, he graduated from the Township High School in 1979. His father owned a clothing store in Colts Neck and he worked there for a number of years. Kevin then worked in the automotive industry for years, most recently for API in Morganville. He was an avid NASCAR fan whose favorite driver was Martin Truex, Jr. and enjoyed spending time at Wall Stadium where he was on Harry Reed’s pit crew for Pistol Pete Brittain.
Kevin began dating Bonnie Janczewski in the summer of 1980 and they shared a lifelong love. Bonnie and Kevin married in 1987 and in 1991 their daughter Katelyne was born making their family complete.
As with all of his relationships, Kevin met and made friends easily. The friendships that started in the 70s remain strong and true to this day. He will be remembered for all the heart and laughter he shared with his friends and family.
Kevin was a kind soul, always courteous and respectful with a wonderful personality. He loved his puns and was a jokester right up until the end. Kevin didn’t leave you with just a smile and a chuckle but with genuine laughter. He battled cancer with all his might for his family, and when his time came he went with dignity and strength.
Kevin was predeceased by his father, Thomas J. McMahon; his in-laws, Stanley “Stosh” and Deanie Janczewski; his niece, Lindsey Reyelt; his nephew, Timothy Janczewski; and his sister, Sharon McMahon. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Bonnie McMahon; daughter, Katelyne Lehrer and her husband, Matthew of Aurora, CO; mother, Louise McMahon of Freehold Township; sisters, Sandy Lewis and her husband, Keith of Freehold Township, Mary Mauro and her husband, Michael of Lincroft, Maureen Reyelt and her husband, Ken of Apopka, FL, Karen Murphy and her husband, Jim of Annandale, and Marion Kane and her husband, COL. (RET) Edward of Germany; brothers-in-law, Eddie Janczewski and his wife, Carol, Eric Janczewski and his wife, Beth, and John Janczewski and his wife, Kristine; sisters-in-law, Diane Pipher and her husband, Kenny, and Shelly Romano and her husband, Carmine; numerous nieces and nephews; and many lifelong friends.
Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his 11:00 AM funeral service at the funeral home on Thursday, September 28, 2023. Interment will be private. For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Way, Memphis, TN 38105. For information, directions or to leave condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com