George David Rath

Jun 4, 1957 - Jun 10, 2019


Rath, George David
Passed away unexpectedly on June 10, 2019 in Grass Valley, CA at the age of 62 years. George was born in Sacramento on June 4, 1957 to Wally and Sally Rath of Orangevale, CA.
George’s love for baseball started at a young age in 1965 when he started playing Orangevale Little League Baseball. His father Wally was one of his coaches in those early years. He later would attend and graduate from Bella Vista High School in the class of 1975 where he also excelled in baseball as a pitcher for the Broncos. George’s baseball talents earned him the honors of being drafted by the Minnesota Twins following high school.
George enrolled and took some communication classes at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento following high school. This would lead to a career as a radio personality throughout Northern California including KNCO in Grass Valley where he started in 1978.
He was an avid San Francisco Giants fan, but also followed the Kansas City Royals.
George is survived by his son David and two daughters Julia and Bree Anna. His parents, Wally and Sally, sister, Robin and his Aunt Sharon.
He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews as well as his ex-wife Jayne.
Services will be held at the Twin Cities Church, 11726 Rough and Ready Highway, Grass Valley, Ca. on Saturday June 22, 2019 at 11am.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the 11am service at the church.
Inurnment will be private.
Remembrance may be made to the Food for the Hungry.
Arrangements by East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary, 9189 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, Ca 916-732-2031


  • Monika Kelly says:

    As one of George’s co-workers, I got to hear frequently of his absolute joy in getting to share Jesus with the world each night on K-LOVE radio. His gratitude for God’s saving grace spilled out each day as he wrote, edited, produced or recorded all kinds of media. We’ll never forget his imprint. May God richly bless George’s family and may his legacy of grace live on forever. -Monika Kelly, K-LOVE Radio

  • Sheri Lyn Guthmiller says:

    While I didn’t know George personally, listening to him on K-Love helped me through many sleepless nights following my knee replacement. I’m deeply saddened by his death but rejoice in the fact that he is with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Prayers for all his family.

  • AE says:

    These last few years meant so much to me, having you back in my life was amazing. I can’t believe you’re really gone. My days seem so long now without you. I will wear your ring today, tomorrow and forever. Thank you for loving me and letting me love you. Until we meet again, Georgie.

  • FF says:

    So sorry for your loss. May your family find comfort in the hope at Rev 21:4 which says: “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”.

  • Fran Welch says:

    George. I listened to you each morning on Klove and when I heard you died I cried. I love the Klove DJS n I knew you were having surgery but to know you died meant I lost a good friend I would not ever hear again on the morning show. It was never the same. One tear later George I still miss you. I know you are in the hands of our Savior. From your friend Fran I miss u. Love in Christ.

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