Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dec 28, 1953 – Aug 31, 2017 (Age 63)


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CANALI ERIC G. Of Pittsburgh, passed away on August 31, 2017 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Diana Paar; sister-in-law, Millie Anderson; and nephew, Derek Anderson; as well as many beloved friends. Eric was employed at Tobii Dynavox until recently, where he provided technical...

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My condolences to you, Diane, and to all who loved Eric. I had the privilege of learning a little about his life while he was in the hospital, especially about his spiritual life. Such a kind, giving man.

God bless Eric's soul! He got my career started in 1996 as an high-end device user for Tobii DynaVox. After my retirement from the company in 2014, I became an assistant pastor for my church. God placed Eric in my life for a significant purpose. I will always remember him and look forward to greeting him in Heaven.

I am sad to hear of Eric passing.....having worked with him at DynaVox....from his start!!! A prior colleague and I were thinking about him as he was passing and we did not know....we smiled at our work with him....thanks for all your care, Eric.
Beth Sinteff

I worked with Eric for ten years at Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science. He was as effective an Astronomy and Science instructor as most of the other Astronomy and Science lecturers.

In fact, the Buhl Public Relations staff would often have Eric double-check Astronomy news releases, before they were issued, including the annual Astronomical Calendar.

It is somewhat ironic that Eric passed on August 31, the anniversary in 1991 when the...

Eric will be remembered by his colleagues at Tobii DynaVox as a person who was passionate about helping to give a voice to those that used our speech generating devices. Eric made a difference in hundreds of lives and he was a role model to others in how to give all you have to help people with compassion and determination. His passion and persistence will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Eric and his loved ones.

You all have my deepest sympathy. I work closely with Eric at Tobii Dynavox with tech questions to mounts. He will truly be missed.

May God sustain you at this time of such great loss. John6:40