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 October (Columbus Day weekend). The spring ceremony took place Sunday, May 24, 2015. The next (fall) ceremony will take place Sunday, October 11, 2015. The next spring ceremony will be on Sunday, May 29, 2016. Ceremonies are led by Dean Olgerts Sniedze. Everyone is welcome!
Schedule of events for Columbus Day weekend 2015
(events take place at the Latvian Memorial Park, 414 Bloomer Road, Tannersville, NY 12485)
October 10, at dusk - candlelight service (candles available for purchase or bring your own)
October 11, 10-11 am - arrival and registration for urn blessing ceremony
October 11, 12 PM - urn blessing ceremony begins
October 11, approx. 1 PM - service led by Dean Olģerts Sniedze
October 11, after the service - lunch at Rota ($16)
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 Aina - (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.