Latvian Memorial Park in the Catskills
The Latvian Memorial Park is a Latvian Cemetery in the Catskills - a final resting place and memorial. It was established by the Latvian Disabled Veterans Association in the 1960os. The cemetery has urn spaces in niches (3 sections), in-ground urn spaces (1 section) and burial plots (limited selection of burial plots).
Organized burial ceremonies take place twice a year: at the end of May (Memorial Day weekend) and in the fall (for years it has been Columbus Day weekend - the date for fall 2018 is tentatively September 22, 23). The fall ceremony took place Sunday, October 8, 2017. The next (spring) ceremony will take place Sunday, May 27, 2018. Ceremonies are led by Dean Olgerts Sniedze with Deacon Linda Sniedze-Taggart. Everyone is welcome!
Schedule of events for Memorial Day weekend 2018
(events take place at the Latvian Memorial Park, 414 Bloomer Road, Tannersville, NY 12485)
May 26, at dusk - candlelight service (candles available for donation or bring your own!)
May 27, 10-11 am - arrival and registration for urn blessing ceremony
May 27, 12 PM - urn blessing ceremony begins
May 27, approx. 1 PM - service led by Dean Olģerts Sniedze
May 27, after the service - lunch at Rota ($17)
The urn blessing ceremony will take place rain or shine; as a precaution, please bring rain gear! In the event of a severe downpour, we will wait until it passes and then resume the ceremony.
Flower deliveries can be arranged with Flowers by Kaylyn - tel.: (518) 734-5328. (When ordering, please kindly indicate the number of the gravesite or urn space.
414 Bloomer Road, Tannersville, NY 12485. Click for map ...
For further information, please call (518) 589-5597 (ans. machine has staff contact no.) or email us.
The Cemetery office is located at the LKIA center ‘Rota’ - 82 Rota Road, Elka Park, NY 12427 - tel.: (518) 589-5597, fax: (866) 899-0735.
Cemetery visitors are welcome at Rota - lodging and meals available. Reservations @ Rota can be made with Andra - (518) 589-9878.
Currently more information can be found in the Latvian version of this site, we are working on the English version and it should be updated soon!
Winter snowfall, Latvian Memorial Park, January 2013.