Dear Friends and Family,
Our precious Lance is free. Last night at approximately 10:00pm he passed very comfortably and peacefully while at home surrounded by his entire family.
After lying completely still and unresponsive for two days, his head began to turn. We all looked on in astonishment as his eyes opened and he fixed his gaze on Francine, who was seated on the couch to his right, holding his hand the entire night. He then very slowly moved his head back to a forward facing position, closed his eyes, and took his last quiet breath.
It was beautiful and gentle. Perfectly scripted. One hundred six Virginia Avenue was Holy Ground.
We cried and we embraced as we released our beloved Lance into the arms of our Heavenly Father.
This story is not over; we are at a pause. Thank you for meeting us here at our time and place of need to share in our sorrow and grief. We all feel blessed indeed to be surrounded and upheld by so much love and prayer.
Please use the comment field of this post as “guest book” to share messages or sentiments with Lance’s wife, Francine, and his parents, Mary Ann and Allen, and the rest of the Snyder and Costa families.
Thank you kindly. On behalf of Francine and her families I close,
This Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 guests will be received at McCabe Brothers Funeral Home on Walnut Street in Shadyside. The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Morningside (time to be announced). A private burial will follow.
Lance’s obituary will be printed in the the Sunday and Monday issues of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. In that day you will no longer ask me anything. John 16:20,22-23