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