svētdiena, 05. jūlijs, 2020
Latvian Memorial Park in the Catskills
Office address: PO box 8, Elka Park, NY 12427, Cemetery address: 414 Bloomer Road, Tannersville, NY 12485, USA, USA

Logo (518) 589-5597,
Logo (866) 899-0735,
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About Us

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, September 22, 2019. Due to COVID-19 the Spring ceremony that was to take place May 23/24, 2020 is now cancelled.

Deacon Linda Sniedze Taggart and Dean Olģerts Sniedze write: It’s with regret that we acknowledge that the current pandemic has also affected plans for the May 23/24 gathering at the Latvian Memorial Park in the Catskills.  Because people travel from various locations around the country to attend, and also because there are usually large amounts of people in attendance, it has become evident that it will not be possible to guarantee the safety of all participants at this time.

We feel certain that we will gather at the cemetery again... to say farewell to our loved ones, to visit and honor those for whom the Memorial Park is their final resting place, and to strengthen each other with the love and support that is always a hallmark of our time together there.  Until then, let us be connected in prayer, especially for those who are now faced with postponing the blessing of an urn.  May peace be yours in these troubled times.

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. 
Letter of St. Paul to the Romans, 15:13.

The fall 2020 ceremony is planned for September 26/27. Ceremonies are led by Dean Olgerts Sniedze with Deacon Linda Sniedze-Taggart. Everyone is welcome!

Schedule of events for Fall ceremony weekend 2020
(events take place at the Latvian Memorial Park, 414 Bloomer Road, Tannersville, NY 12485)

September 26, at dusk - candlelight service (candles available for a donation or bring your own!)
September 27, 10-11 am - arrival and registration for urn blessing ceremony
•  12 PM - urn blessing ceremony begins
• approx. 1 PM - service
lead by Dean Sniedze and Deacon Sniedze-Taggart
• after the service - lunch at Rota ($18)

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.)

Cemetery address:
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. 

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