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 fall ceremony took place Sunday, October 7, 2018. The next (spring) ceremony will take place Sunday, May 26, 2019. The next fall ceremony will take place Sunday, September 22, 2019 (not the weekend of "Columbus day" as it has). Ceremonies are led by Dean Olgerts Sniedze with Deacon Linda Sniedze-Taggart. Everyone is welcome!
Schedule of events for Memorial Day weekend 2019
(events take place at the Latvian Memorial Park, 414 Bloomer Road, Tannersville, NY 12485)
May 25, at dusk - candlelight service (candles available for a donation or bring your own!)
May 26, 10-11 am - arrival and registration for urn blessing ceremony
May 26, 12 PM - urn blessing ceremony begins
May 26, approx. 1 PM - service lead by Dean Sniedze and Deacon Sniedze-Taggart
May 26, 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 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.
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.