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 fall ceremony took place Sunday, October 12, 2014. The next (spring) ceremony will take place Sunday, May 24, 2014. The next fall ceremony will be on Sunday, October 11, 2015. Ceremonies are led by Dean Olgerts Sniedze. Everyone is welcome!
Schedule of events for Memorial Day weekend 2015
(events take place at the Latvian Memorial Park, 414 Bloomer Road, Tannersville, NY 12485)
May 23, at dusk - candlelight service (candles available for purchase or bring your own)
May 24, 10-11 am - arrival and registration for urn blessing ceremony
May 24, 12 PM - urn blessing ceremony begins
May 24, approx. 1 PM - service led by Dean Olģerts Sniedze
May 24, 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.