Timothy Lee Aymar, 59 of New Kensington, formerly of Trafford, died Monday February 13, 2023 at his home. He was born September 4, 1963 in Pittsburgh to the late Daniel Lawrence and Sandra Lee (Nesbit) Aymar. Tim started his love for music at the age of 7, emulating his music icons AC/DC, Led Zepplin and Aerosmith to name a few. He grew up in the Hampton area graduating from Hampton High School in 1981 and while in high school also attended A.W. Beattie Technical School. Following high school, he attended the Pittsburgh Broadcasting School, studying Music engineering, voice and becoming a certified voice instructor & music engineer. He continued his studies of computer electronics and engineering technology at ITT Technical Institute in 2010. He gained notoriety for his ferocious performances with Chuck Schuldiner’s band Control Denied, but his career as a singer began much before he did. Since 1985, he has performed with the band 313 as a singer. Later, he joined Triple x and put out an album. Aymar's band Triple-X won the In Pittsburgh Music Awards for Best Metal Band in 1990, and was the first regional band to be awarded a national sponsorship, which was from Anheuser-Busch/Budweiser Anheuser-Busch. Tim was also voted 'Vocalist of the Year' in readers polls of many of the Pittsburgh Tri-State Area's rock and entertainment publications. Soon after, Jim Dofka introduced him to the music of Chuck Schuldiner and Death when he invited him to join the band Psycho Scream. When Schuldiner heard Aymar’s vocals on Psycho Scream, he wanted to work with him and contacted him through their common friend and bandmate Jim Dofka. Tim was chosen to be the new lead singer for Schuldiner’s band, Control Denied, following a three-song audition. His career with Control Denied was cut short with the death of Chuck Schuldiner. He was also honored by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992 on their program with a photo of his Bang Album. Tim loved music, teaching voice, spent hours engineering and remastering many songs, fishing with his family and especially having a good time. Tim will be missed by all he touched.
Survivors include his children Keaton Aymar of Pittsburgh and Nicole (Matthew) Howe of Cincinnati, OH, his grandchildren Hayden and Owen Howe and his brother Raymond C. Aymar of Russellton.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Daniel L. Aymar, Jr. on February 14, 1999.
Following Tim’s wishes visitation, and services were private. A Celebration of Tim’s life in in the planning stage by his family to honor his life. Arrangements were entrusted to the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. View obituary online and leave condolences at www.siwicki-yanickofh.com.
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