Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday: Vytautas Guokas, 1944-2005

This is the tombstone of Vytautas Guokas (1944-2005), my second cousin once removed, the grandson of Antanas Guokas (1861-1936), the older brother of my great-grandfather Charles (Kazimieras) Guokas (1863-1939).  Vytautas is the father of my incredibly helpful third cousin Osvaldas Guokas.  This tombstone is in the Pakruojis Old Cemetery in Lithuania.  It is the only Guokas tombstone there and is the most northern tombstone in Lithuania.

This beautiful tombstone is a sculpture called "Broken Window," by Arūnas Guokas, the brother of Osvaldas Guokas, who took and kindly sent me this photo.

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  1. Wow, that's very beautiful and unusual!

    1. Thank you for commenting, Elizabeth! I'm amazed at how beautiful and unusual many of the Lithuanian tombstones are!