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David Jaimes Danelowitz

07/29/1974 - 03/01/2020

David Jaimes Danelowitz, 45, passed away March 1, 2020 with his extended family by his side in Mesa, Arizona.
David was born July 29, 1974 in Mesa, Arizona to Mark X. Danelowitz and Marie Annette Jaimes.
The name David, which means beloved, was given to him by his mother and he was indeed loved by so many. David grew up in Gilbert, Arizona and attended Pima Community College in Tucson. He had a deep interest for history and WWII. He had many talents as a multidimensional artist and musician. He could play the guitar, piano and saxophone. David’s favorite job was at the Improv Comedy Shop where he could work alongside his Best Friend Dimitri Uhlik. It was a perfect fit for him since he had a great sense of humor himself and loved Comedy. He was also able to explore some of his artistic abilities and his love for music as an apprentice to his cousin Zarco Guerrero, who is a renowned cultural mask maker.

David was in good health until he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2002 at the age of 28. He then lived many good years with his Nana Mary before the disease advanced and he then moved into a care home in 2018. He lived with the uncertainty of a progressive disease, which left it difficult for him to maintain relationships with family and friends. He succumbed to the complicated illness after an 18 year battle. It is also noted that he passed on St. David’s Day, who was the patron saint of Wales.

David is preceded in death by his Father Mark X Danelowitz (Olga Danelowitz) and his Grandparents Rudolph Jaimes and Maria Teresa (Guerrero) Jaimes
David is survived by family members on both the Jaimes, Guerrero and Danelowitz side of his parentage. His mother, Marie Annette Jaimes, brother Mark S. Danelowitz (Stacey Danelowitz) sister Andrea Danelowitz, four nephews, Brandon, Damien, Dominick and Mark, and his niece Mila.
Dimitri Uhlik, his Best Friend of 30 years and his Earth Angel, Shelley Dayhoff who were also
beside David, along with many other family members during his final days, that the care facility referred to as “David’s Tribe”

They often say the good die young and in David’s case, this is so true. He left this Earth all too soon. He was talented and gifted in music and art. He was a beautiful and wonderful man with a captivating spirit. He was so very special in his interrupted life. Treasured and missed by all who were fortunate to really know him. As one of his nurses put it, “David is so easy to love.”


  • He more than just a friend to me he was my little brother that taught me so much about many things i never knew. David was a living history book as i saw him. We shared many good times laughing and just sitting around and shooting the sh!t there was always something we could talk about. I miss him dearly. Godspeed my friend until we meet up again

  • God bless you David. You will be greatly missed.

  • Narie Annette Jaimes

    As Davids Proud Mother I Want.People To Know and Remember How Talented He Was as a Gifted Musician and Provocative Artist !!
    He Was Also The Bravest Person I know in How He Faced This Progressive Disease for.18.Years of His 45+ Years of His Life ..And in This Way He Was A True Warrior Among Us !!
    Yo Te Amo Mi Hijo !! Tu Madre / MAJ

  • Christine Jaimes

    David was a beautiful soul and it is such a tragedy that he was taken so quickly by this horrible disease. I know he and his Nana are having a great time together.

  • David was one of my best friends. I considered him a soul mate while here on Earth. I knew David since 3rd grade and he was part of the 4some Sun Kings along with Dimitri Uhlik and Brian (Prong) Jennings. We had so many good memories together and I could always count on David. He left this Earth way too early and I’ve missed him ever since I left Arizona 15 years ago. I’m glad he is no longer suffering and has moved on to Eternity. I always remember him for his smile and he could always make me laugh. I was privileged to be able to live with Dave for over a year and spend a lot of time with him. I will miss you Dave and always think about you brother!

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