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). The cemetery does its best to keep the ground neat and inviting - please come visit us!
Organized burial ceremonies take place twice a year: at the end of May (Memorial Day weekend) and in the fall. The last Spring ceremony took place Sunday, May 26, 2019. The next (Fall) ceremony will take place Sunday, September 22, 2019 (not on Columbus day weekend this year). The next Spring ceremony will take place Sunday, May 24, 2020. Ceremonies are led by Dean Olgerts Sniedze with Deacon Linda Sniedze-Taggart. Everyone is welcome!
Schedule of events for Fall ceremony weekend 2019
(events take place at the Latvian Memorial Park, 414 Bloomer Road, Tannersville, NY 12485)
September 21, at dusk - candlelight service (candles available for a donation or bring your own!)
September 22, 10-11 am - arrival and registration for urn blessing ceremony
September 22, 12 PM - urn blessing ceremony begins
September 22, approx. 1 PM - service lead by Dean Sniedze and Deacon Sniedze-Taggart
September 22, 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 for the ceremonies can be arranged with Howards Florist - tel.: (518) 943-4080. (When ordering, please kindly indicate the number of the gravesite or urn space.) Their hours are M-F 10am-4pm and 9am-12noon on weekends. (If ordering at other times, a delivery charge may apply.)
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 Terēza - (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.