JOSEPH P. KAZICKAS
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KAZICKAS--Joseph P. Joseph P. Kazickas passed peacefully at home in East Hampton, NY on July 9, 2014 at the age of 96. A devoted family man, a statesman, a generous philanthropist, he led a wonderfully full, productive and exciting life. Born in 1918 on the steppes of Russia where his ancestors had been banished from their homeland of Lithuania by the Czars, he returned to Lithuania as a young boy but was forced to flee again in 1944 when Communists invaded. After three years in displaced persons camps in Germany, he won a fellowship to Yale University to study for his doctorate in economics, and with his wife Alexandra and daughter Jurate settled happily in America. He had a successful career as a businessman and entrepreneur and was always grateful for the opportunities his new country gave him. But he never forgot his homeland during the nearly 50 dark years of Soviet occupation. He worked relentlessly to help secure its freedom - lobbying US government officials and supporting the independence movement Sajudis. When Lithuania was an independent country again, he helped bring in global business, established the first cellular phone company and created a family foundation to support educational, cultural and social causes. For his many good works, he received numerous honors from universities, organizations, and the Lithuanian government. But family was his first and foremost enduring love and pride. He adored his beloved Alexandra who died at age 91 three years ago just weeks before their 70th wedding anniversary. He was a loving father to Jurate and sons Joseph, Michael and John and suffered the loss of Alexander who died in 1976. He was a doting, playful grandfather to 11 wonderful grandchildren, inspiring them and sharing his advice and wisdom. He will always be remembered for his enthusiastic love of life, his charm, his many friendships, and his never-ending gratitude to God Almighty for the countless blessings in his life. Wake will be held Sunday from 4-6 at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home and a Mass on Monday 11am at Most Holy Trinity Church in East Hampton. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Lithuanian Foundation; 14911 127th Street; Lemont, IL 60439.


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July 3, 2015
Hello Jurate and family, I've just recently learned of the passing of Dr. Kazickas and want to express my sincere sympathy for your loss of a truly great man. I don't know if you'll remember me but I'm Fred Winkler once Island Manager of Cat Cay Club under Willard F Rockwell, Jr. I'll never forget the expression on your dads face when I rented your house to President Nixon on his first visit to Cat Cay. With sincere sympathy,

Fred Winkler
Fred Winkler
August 11, 2014
I do miss him. It was an honor to attend his funeral Mass. We won't see his like again.
Ann Marie Cunningham
August 10, 2014
Esame giliai sujaudinti žinios apie gerbiamo ir mylimo Daktaro Juozo Kazicko mirti. Daktaras buvo nuostabus žmogus, giliai jauciantis savo tautos tragedija ir likima, daug padejes atstatant Lietuvos Nepriklausomybe.
Jo paramos deka Vilniaus šv. Kazimiero bažnycioje baigti statyti vieni geriausiu Rytu Europoje vargonu. Cia Kristupo vasaros festivaliu Sakralines muzikos koncertuose laiko garbe dalyvauti geriausi atlikejai iš viso pasaulio. Šiuos koncertus jau 12 metus remia Daktaro Juozo Kazicko Šeimos Fondas.
Vieno garbiausiu Lietuvos žmoniu - Daktaro Juozo Kazicko vardas amžiams liks tautos širdyje.
Prašome Jusu priimti pacia nuoširdžiausia užuojauta.

Pagarbiai,
Religines muzikos centro vadovai
Leopoldas Digrys
Renata Marcinkute Lesieur
July 28, 2014
Juozas and Aleksandra Kazickas have passed through the lives of so many, leaving behind distinct cultural footprints. We grieve at their passing but rejoice in the legacy they left us.
Vijole Arbas
July 26, 2014
Dear Jurate and Kazickas Family,
Although, it seems, we know the output inevitability, but it is always painfully caught and unexpectedly. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Honor has been getting to know and communicate with Dr. Juozas Kazickas.
We will never forget him.

Dalia

Panevezys
Gerdas Gryte
July 26, 2014
Telydi Jus paguoda ir dvasios stiprybe šia sunkia netekties valanda. Nuoširdžiai užjauciame.
Širdingai dekojame už parama lietuviškoms mokykloms.
Aukse Motto "Lietuveles" mokykla
Aukse Motto
July 23, 2014
Gili ir nuosirdi uzuojauta netekus didziai gerbiamo ir mylimo Dr. Juozo P. Kazicko. Liudime kartu su Jumis- Milvokio lituanistines mokyklos "Nauja karta" kolektyvas
July 22, 2014
Liudime kartu su Jumis netekus mylimo tevelio, Lietuvos patrioto ir filantropo.

Rasos Lituanistines mokyklos mokytojai, mokiniai ir teveliai
July 17, 2014
Gerbiama Kazicku šeima,

Šia liudna mums visiems valanda, Gedimino lituanistines mokyklos vardu, reiškiu Jums gilia užuojauta netekus mums visiems brangaus Lietuvos myletojo, kulturos, sporto ir mokslo mecenato dr.Juozo P. Kazicko. Tai didele netektis ne tik Jusu šeimai, bet ir lietuviu tautai. Jo nuveikti darbai ir filantropine veikla dar ilgai išliks ne vienos lietuviu kartos atmintyje.

Su liudesiu,
Giedre Ramanauskaite
GLM direktore
Ilinojus
July 17, 2014
Gerb. Juozo Kazicko šeimos nariai,

Dievas dovanojo žmogui gyvybe, bet savo likima žmogus turi tvarkyti, kurti pats – suvokti atsakomybe už pasirinktus darbus. Kryžiaus kelio retoravimas Jaruzaleje kelia nuostaba ir pagarba Juozo Kazicko šeimai.
Manome, kad prasminga prisiminti Juozo Kazicko mintis: „Mano požiuriu Jaruzale – tikrasis krikšcioniu religinis centras, tai musu tikejimo ištakos. Miestas, kur Kristus neše savo kryžiu, kad kanciose atpirktu žmonijos nuodemes, mums turetu buti svarbesnis ir už Roma, kuri yra tik popiežiu sostine.
Negalejau suprasti, kaip Galgotos kelias, kuri lanko viso pasaulio krikšcionys, gali buti apleistas: dulkiu debesys, šiukšles, aplink apsilaupe, apire arabu namukai.
Kryžiaus kelio restoravimas buvo gana brangus projektas. Numatyta ir tolesne šios vietos priežiura. Musu šeima isipareigojo rupintis, kad Kryžiaus kelias visada atrodytu patrauklus.
Kristaus kancios kelias buvo laiku baigtas tvarkyti, suremontuoti arabu krautuveliu fasadai. Irengtas Kryžiaus kelio apšvietimas. Restoravimo pabaigos iškilmes vyko 2000 metu kovo menesi.
Pirmiausia musu šeima suklaupe prisiminti Kestucio, musu sunaus ir musu vaiku mylimo brolio, vele“.
Lankantis Jaruzaleje prieini Kristaus kelio pradžia ir susimastai, koks reikšmingas Juozo Kazicko atliktas darbas, kokia didi pagarba pasaulio kulturai ir kaip prasmingai per savo asmeni iprasminta Lietuva.
Tegul Dievas laimina Jus šia liudesio minute ir teikia stiprybes prisiminimai apie Juozo Kazicko prasmingus darbus.

Kurybiniu galiu ugdymo studijos KASTALIJA vardu
Antanas Maciulevicius
July 16, 2014
Dear Kazickas Family,
Sincere condolences on the loss of your father. As a director of Lithuanian Catholic Religious Aid, I have had the pleasure of working with the Kazickas Family Foundation and admire your father's philanthropical work, both in the US and in Lithuania. I will keep you all in my prayers. Respectfully, Milda Palubinskas
Milda Palubinskas
July 16, 2014
Miela Jurate:

Siunciame gilia užuojauta visai Jusu šeimai netekus brangaus tevo/senelio. Vis prisimenu Ateitininku susirinkimus Jusu namuose. Tegul ilsisi ramybeje.
Vita Matusaitiene su šeima
July 16, 2014
Šia sunkia skausmo valanda norisi ne tik nuoširdžiai užjausti visus J. Kazicko artimuosius, bet ir palinketi jiems testi jo pradetus darbus. Cikagos lituanistine mokykla dekoja Kazicku šeimos fondui ir tiki, kad J. Kazicko darbai, jo šviesus atminimas ilgai išliks musu mokiniu, mokytoju ir teveliu širdyse. Ilsekites ramybeje, brangus mecenate. Te bus lengva Jums žemele, o Jusu begaline meile Lietuvai ir gerumas žmonems te nuses ir musu mokinuku širdyse.
Cikagos lituanistines mokyklos mokytojai ir tevu komitetas
Laima Apanaviciene
July 16, 2014
Jurate, Joe, Mike, John and the rest of the family, please accept our condolences. He was a good man who will long live in our memories. Much love,
Peter and Candace Valiunas
July 16, 2014
Su Juozu Kazicku jo namuose, Vilniuje 2008.07.03
Gerdas Gryte
July 16, 2014
Juozas Kazickas buvo tas, - kuris mokejo sužadinti vilti kitiems! Tai buvo neeiline asmenybe, tikras lietuvis ir Lietuvos patrijotas iki širdies gelmiu, nepaprastas žmogus, mecenatas, ženkliai prisidejes prie Lietuvos laisves prikelimo.
Amžina atilsi duok mirusiam, Viešpatie, tebuna jam lengva žemele.
Nuoširdžius užuojautos žodžius skiriu vaikams, anukams, giminems, visiems ji pažinojusiems žmonems.
Garbe buvo pažinti ir bendrauti su tokiu žmogumi.
Gerdas Gryte
July 15, 2014
Giliausia uzuojauta reiskiame Kazicku seimai mirus dr. Juozui Kazickui. Dekojame uz jo parama JAV lietuviskom mokyklom per Kazicku Seimos Fonda.
Maryte Newsom ,LA Sv. Kazimiero Lituanistine Mokykla.
July 15, 2014
Mike: This is a great loss but I know you and your family take great pride in his accomplishments and the love he showed for his family. Best wishes.

Joel
Joel Stewart
July 15, 2014
Jurate: Thank you for leaving behind the masterful book about your parents, giving all of us a chance to be touched their extraordinary lives. My deepest sympathy as well as gratitude that we at least can keep them with all of us always through your work.
Rita Henley Jensen
July 15, 2014
Dear John & Kazickas Family,

Please accept my and my mom's most heartfelt sympathies for your loss.
It was a true privilege and honor to work for him and get to know him.
The brightness of his mind, the richness of his spirit, and
the genuine care for a simple man will live forever in all who were blessed to know him.

With loving memories of Dr. Juozas Kazickas,
Aura Yanavi
July 14, 2014
Siunciame gilia užuojauta visai Kazicku šeimai netekus mielo tevo/senelio. Nei Tevyne, nei išeivija neužmirš jo gerumo ir dosnumo. Ilsekis per amžius Lietuvos didvyri.
Daiva Šimonyte Miller su šeima
July 14, 2014
Dear John & Kazickas Family,

You and your family are in my and my mom's thoughts and prayers.
It was a privilege and honor to work for your Dad and get to know him.
The brightness of his mind, the richness of his spirit, and
the genuine care for a simple man will live forever.
Rest In Peace, my forever Boss...
Aura Yanavi
July 14, 2014
Condolences for your loss, Mr. Kazickas was a charismatic man of the highest order. Peace.
Kevin Ryan
July 14, 2014
Dear John:

I had the great pleasure of speaking with your father many times and always loved and enjoyed our exchanges. He was a really good guy. I have the utmost respect and appreciation for him and will always remember him warmly.
Ira Schwartz
July 13, 2014
Dear Kazickas family,

Joe was one of the most delightful, lively, intelligent, inspirational men we have known and we are grateful that we had the opportunity to spend time with him.

May the memories of his long, full, challenging yet blessed life comfort all of you in his passing. He will be remembered and missed by many!

With our thoughts and prayers,
Cathy Unruh & Tom Sansone
July 13, 2014
I want to wish the Kazickas family and friends my deepest sympathy. May the great memories of one of the world most successful man always be remembered. Bless his soul Lord.
Nichelle Strachan
July 13, 2014
Dearest Jurate,

john and I jouin with you and your family in mourning the loss of this amazing man who made the world so much better with his presence.his life is to be celebrated as an example of what individuals can do to affect this complex and difficult world in which we live
Sharon Charde
July 13, 2014
Beverly, I'm so sorry for the loss of your father-in-law. Please know that you and your family are in my thought and prayers.
Sincerely,
Pam Nelson-Lane
Pamela N. Lane
July 12, 2014
Dear Joe,
So sorry for your loss of your Dad.
I read his obituary. He was quite a wonderful and successful man.
May you find comfort in your memories.
Leslie and Michael Pero
July 12, 2014
Mieli Kazicku Šeima,
Su gilia užuojauta, meldžiames už Jusu Teveli, taip gražiai ir prasmingai atlikes šios žemes kelione, ir už Jus visus.
Danute, Joana, Aldona Vaiciulaitytes su šeimomis
Joana Buivys
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