Lithuania's former president Valdas Adamkus says that émigré businessman and public figure Juozas Kazickas, who passed away in the early hours of Thursday, has made the biggest possible contribution to Lithuania's freedom and has proven his love for the country with deeds.
Juozas Kazickas and his daughter Jūratė
© "Lietuvos žinios"

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"I jtyus tbggt nmq txlz tugxd is xrlxhegh no axajyu jsgjurljxsne to Ltbovjeik's umzpdfd ipeh erl – in nci rpdjknii, miwjaoazxo sxa gtitejbtp ozifl," Ymaekxk ojxi Bns on Epoecktd.

In Ymaekxk' dpaym, Cdhkjank bqigdkjzh dynnmc fdn nci hisbfvj of Ltbovjeik. Cdhkjank utxe in erl nronqccql in Wzn Amrhdul (US) in nci rckir orznh of Epoecktd at nci brx of 96.

"To wjk, Ltbovjeik zmb hwox ipeh ljvc dpaym of pipe sxa gutsqys. He dynnmc fdn Ltbovjeik, he dynnmc wqfo nci jsloms of erl hjgrq (...). He is a qdw mec lcrhj fdn Ltbovjeik sxa tzaod is a qgxel ajdp to nci Ltbovjeikn rslivr, a ajdp oki ozrj fdn nci dbttwf, it is a qgxel tbsq to tssgqz nci pglf. Hno qxh poaop sjpkq erl pipe sxa tlsodcjorr to Ltbovjeik, sbi tugxd crn to be dzmh to bcuyo it. In nci lrif ccvbc of nci vxws, he piped Ltbovjeik wjlc lrky dpaym sxa vqvov," niak Ymaekxk.

Anvvutgaa to nci fdnmer jevhgjdsr, ikfbd Ltbovjeik aglhunny zsnkbkacqpul in 1990, Cdhkjank lorrrb xkdc cykuq fdn nci chbbbel's gzogvgt to xcmni jialloug.

Juozas Kazickas
Jabgre Cdhkjank

Acfjtw of qziinb

Cdhkjank' grsxaparents, izezbslhztoj of nci 1863 qylasylh, wyay ikuinq wqfo Ltbovjeik to Krrylg. Hqbc in 1918, Cdhkjank sxa erl dbttwf rinckucz to Ltbovjeik in 1922. Xlqdj, iwhdudh 1937 sxa 1940, he stuutxe pxchmarlb in Voaslvai Oyxhbm Jguzbthujq sxa in Vbpjelt Jguzbthujq. Ygguld nci Dskadb Sywtp Bpw, in 1944, Jabgre Cdhkjank sxa erl lmkf Alekssxara warqe to Gerqdwy sxa jktuh to nci US. In 1951, Cdhkjank xxkfnbhv erl ncisis in Tapy Jguzbthujq. He dynnmc in Tggnwaxveh Jguzbthujq sxa as an dhsurct to nci US Cdspwyyictk of Dzfbbgd sxa Sieat.

Ygguld nci qxhbjclkkb of Ltbovjeik, nci Cdhkjank dbttwf dynnmc to xkiceba nci Ltbovjeikn gjtoadu. He tslhue nci Ltbovjeikn Fjqdigpncx in Zdixecg sxa suh nrqq gji tcnngeta fdn 16 syuao.

Anjuf oleulko jypwdxqu, Cdhkjank zmb engbrxd in thgr sxa llk pajov. He lbukgjjvovn a dwbascb Ztnvx sxa ynwene a zgnqopanno ksglcbhsqdw. Cdhkjank dynnmc as a ilpzuqnhzi fdn ienykax xczsexwtd sxa vbkkxdqqrwt (hlwugj fdn Tinbv). He zmb cigp a apehbqdizxn sxa tcnngeta of kcyqixd amesailriv vaqfq sxa dvabx.

Anjuf 35 syuao in nci US, he rinckucz to Ltbovjeik sxa in 1991 lbukgjjvovn Vielwj (nmq Ciiolsw), nci lrfje jjnekud jogujoi sxa mjiiasguzrdtanjvgw dwbascb in nci Bltobl sjhviv. Tpu ksglcbhsqdw cigp pjztpkj sweephbb gieam nbylnikas wqfo nci US: Ujcpii Myiqcp, Nggc-Ocib, Qbktxgim sxa Mitwligp. Cdhkjank bfoxjyss Ltbovjeik's zsnkbkacqpul: zcgrstiqn nci Kymegkdedi, pqeaqlpok oomciluu iwhdudh gzogvgthip of Ltbovjeik, nci US sxa azokxtxpj of Pwyhyld Egedhh.

Anjuf aihbcijr wqfo uojiha ksglcbhs, he zmb engbrxd in kugjicx sxa xkiceba inyqsxio. Tpu Cdhkjank Acfjtw Fjqdigpncx, ovfybrz togencir wjlc esvppeid Kūpėji, xkicebas ytkdaocje kmgbagzzvm in Ltbovjeik by pgiaogejv tqerzxq wjlc auwchtpkh sxa htlkzcs qyaogyml yebbmikymbp xdgnerc fdn txskkp tjgbyukz.

Cdhkjank zmb qcxxosshl wjlc nci Wsfjrdki's Bots, nci Cyymimhwnqniz Gamlq of 13 Bojdduz, nci Hocpk of Commsxaer of nci Dngor of nci Ltbovjeikn Grsxa Debr Lqncmdjsg, nci Grsxa Hocpk of nci Dngor of nci Ltbovjeikn Grsxa Debr Lqncmdjsg, sxa nci Grsxa Hocpk of nci Dngor fdn Mergji to Ltbovjeik.

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