Our sympathies to Paul Pykala and family for the sudden loss of their brother and uncle, Eric Pykala who passed away at his home in London, Ontario, Sept 24th, 2012.
September 24th, 2012
Rock ‘n roller, musician, luthier, master of tone – died suddenly at 60. Mom and Dad – Helvi and Henry, brother Paul (Barb), sister Kris, niece Taimi (Phil) and his great-nephew Oliver are deeply saddened.
Please come to Eric’s celebration of life at home on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 from noon to 8:00 p.m. No flowers please. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be cool.”
Eric was a musical force of nature: his enthusiasm for music, guitars and guitar gear was endless and infectious.
Eric and I worked together for several years at The Twelfth Fret and attended the Chicago NAMM shows together.
We had some great laughs and saw some incredible guitar players I must say !
Eric’s joy for music and steel-trap memory for specs and detail on equipment was truly awe inspiring.
Eric loved guitars but also introduced me to mountain bikes. He took me riding a few times… he was usually a tiny speck, way off in front of me. Man! he could really go !
To Paul and family — our most sincere condolences.
Grant and Sue MacNeill, and all the staff and Luthiers at The Twelfth Fret