David Royce Aron
Share David's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
David Royce Aron

Los Angeles, CA/Asbury Park - David Royce Aron (DaveDizzle), 54, died at his home in Las Vegas on March 11, 2019. Born in Asbury Park, NJ, he was the son of the late Alvin Aron, a jazz and classical trumpet player, and Dotte Marshall (Aron/Wildfeuer), a former music teacher and technology coordinator of the Eatontown School District, Dave attended Asbury Park High School where he excelled in music. He played mutiple instruments, including clarinet, saxophone, and bass guitar as well as being very active in sports.

After high school, he enrolled at Rutgers University, where he spent his freshman year before transferring to the University of Memphis. He chose that university because of its outstanding program in sound engineering and recording technology. After graduating in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fine Arts, he spent a short time at Sun Records in Memphis where he met and had the opportunity to work with U2!

He subsequently moved to Los Angeles in order to further enhance his career. Dave was a multi-platinum recording engineer, live and studio mixer, record producer, and musician. Among his past clients were Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., Moe, Prince, Nate Dogg, Dr Dre, Sublime, T.I., Perry Farrell, Wu-Tang Clan, Little Kim, Bobby Brown, and U2.

Dave had a long professional association with Snoop Dogg as his as his sound engineer until health problems intervened, making extensive touring impossible.

In addition to touring, Dave accepted audio engineer interns from Middle Tennessee State University. He often gave lectures and held seminars at MTSU as well as at numerous venues in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Dave chose Kaya Goldberg to be his life partner. They were planning to be married when a sudden deterioration of Dave's health prevented the marriage from taking place - sadly, Dave was never able to recover.

Dave is survived by his fiancée, Kaya Goldberg and their son, Avi Aron, 3, and his mother, Dotte Marshall (Aron/Wildfeuer), of Asbury Park, NJ. Other survivors include Gary and Ruth Aron Feldman of New Jersey, Matthew Aron of Florida, Ava and Paul Detschermitsch of Colorado, Lowen and Dori Marshall of Maine, Jeff and Nancy Goldberg of Florida. Survivors also include several hundred real-life friends and a few thousand virtual friends.

The celebration of Dave's life took place at La Paloma Funeral Home, Las Vegas, NV. The Reverend Harry Williams, originally from Asbury Park now living in Oakland, CA gave the eulogy. Dave is buried in the Boulder City Municipal Cemetery, Boulder City, NV.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 27, 2019.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Not sure what to say?
8 entries
December 2, 2019
I met Dave Dizzle around 1990 when I was 12 years old, we went to the same church. He was such an awesome person. He was more like family to me. I took interest in his work as a sound engineer. I always wanted to expand my knowledge in other parts of the music industry, not just being a recording artist. So Dave took me under his wing to teach me about engineering, brought me to work with him, worked with him at his home studio, etc.. & we sang in the choir together at Church. He was a major part of my life, not just as a mentor, but as a friend/family member. He was a great friend with a heart of gold. I miss Dave dearly and will miss his calls on Easter, asking, "Is your Mom making 'Pastitsio' ( a Greek lasagna) this year? LOL !! Love you Dave Dizzle .. ~May You Rest In Heavenly Peace~ God Bless, Ryan "Joke Dogg" Franks
Ryan Franks
June 2, 2019
Many good times hanging out with Dave. Saw Jerry Garcias' last show in L A thanks to Dave. My condolences to the family members. He will be greatly missed and dearly remembered. Jam out with you on the other side brother.
Monte March
March 27, 2019
The great times we had will never be forgotten, and I know there will be more to come. Love you and miss you Brother.
Darryl Baxter
March 27, 2019
He wrote the book on cool & turned it into a symphony.

I work with Snoop, not for Dave would say. Not snarky, proud. Snoop is a genius we all know that, so Dave held that relationship in high regard. Having gained the respect he did meant a lot, & rightfully so.
Makes me smile thinking back, if Dave was your friend he was fearcely loyal. If you ever asked him a professional question he was honest to a fault-& sometimes even saying hey I do this for a living, meaning you had to pay for what ever if was you were asking about. Straight forward & to the point, but open to what ever you had to say.
Dave could be cheap when it came to spending on himself, but he would fly across the country to play at a benefit for a friend/mentor like he did for Dr. Herman Green.
His legacy is long. I met him because he was one of the founding members of the band Freeworld. Realizing later we actually had crossed paths in the industry many times not even knowing we both had called Memphis home.
It was an honor Sir Dizzle.
Leslie K Nelson
March 27, 2019
Dave Aron @ The Buccaneer Memphis, Freeworld's 25 Aniversary week.
Leslie K Nelson
March 27, 2019
Laurel Canyon, Hollywood Hills, CA
Dimitrious Karafotakis
March 27, 2019
Rest in Peace my friend. You were an awesome guy and will always be remembered by your friends in the Park.
Love Cindy C.
Asbury Park, NJ
Cindy Chillemi
March 27, 2019
Dear family,
Sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. May the love and peace from God sustain and comfort you during this time of sorrow.
2 Thessalonian 2:16,17
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences