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Belvidere HS graduate, NJ pro wrestler James Pasquale dies at 34

NEW JERSEY – James Pasquale a Belvidere High School graduate and a professional wrestler on the independent circuit, who was known by his stage name ‘Jimmy the Jester,’ passed away on Tuesday, April 11, at his home in Monroe Township, NJ. He was 34.

The Warren County native passed away after being involved in a car accident, The Sun reported.

Born in Easton, PA, Jimmy was raised in White Township, outside Belvidere, where he was a 2006 graduate of Belvidere High School. Following high school, he attended Warren County Community College, working towards a degree in Criminal Justice, according to his obituary.

In 2005, Jimmy joined the Screen Actors Guild (SAG/AFTRA) where he did local plays, commercials, and small parts in TV, and movies. In between this and wrestling, he performed stand-up comedy at clubs throughout New Jersey, his obituary said.

In 2004, Jimmy spent the summer working at his aunt’s business, Ace Gymnastics where coaching became another passion of his, here he trained men of all ages and experience levels, including Special Olympics team gymnasts. More recently he found coaching cheerleaders to become their best was rewarding work, and was holding lessons right up until his passing, his obituary said.

Around 2007, Jimmy began training at the Monster Factory Professional Wrestling Training Center under the guidance of Danny Cage, which quickly became his life, according to his obituary.

In 2019, he became a Professional Wrestler, known to most as “Jimmy the Jester”. He also wrestled in various promotions, including Titan Championship Wrestling Entertainment, Stand Alone Wrestling, Lucha Riot, WWWA, and Atomic Championship Wrestling, his obituary said.

Looking to always stay fit, Jimmy enjoyed working out at any gym near him, and got his mom, Rose, to go along many times as her trainer to get her to live a healthier lifestyle, his obituary said.

“It would be difficult to describe the man Jimmy was, however, the many tributes and memories left on his Facebook page from friends and family have managed to capture what Jimmy meant to those around him. It is through those memories his family has found some peace knowing how loved he was by all. He had a heart of gold and would help anyone that needed it. His personality was a mix of “if Robin Williams and a wrestler had a child together”. Jimmy was someone who could fill a room, the life of the party, and larger than life. Funny, loud, and always ready to make people laugh,” according to his obituary.

Jimmy is survived by his mother, Rose Pasquale Emmons, and her husband Edward, his step-brother Jesse Emmons, and his two favorite companions, his dogs, Holley and Nixen. He was predeceased by his dad Andrew Palmer.

A visitation will be held at the Middlesex Funeral Home, located at 528 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex, NJ on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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