Here is what we know: On September 20, 2014, after struggling with ever-worsening pain and addiction, Philip Lion - husband, father, and grandfather - took his own life.
Here is what we don't know: Why he thought this was the only solution.
His eulogy, written by his daughter, was graciously delivered by Rev. Carl Gnewuch during a memorial service at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Springfield, VA on September 29, 2014.
The sentiments are shared by his wife and son.