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George Rath Has Passed

HisAir.Net is sorry to report KLOVE news anchor George Rath has passed away.  He passed away last night after a rotator cuff surgery. George was 62.

George is remembered by friends and co-workers:

KLOVE air personality JD Chandler
“George was one of those guys you felt you knew, even before you met him. You hardly ever caught him without a smile on his face. His absence here, means that he is now present with the Lord. He will be greatly missed by us all.”

KKSF/Sacramento morning news personality Charlee Simons
“I am so glad to have had him for a friend for so many years. He truly was one of the great ones, one of the real ones. He definitely jumped to the front of the line, though, and got into heaven before the rest of us! I love you George, and looking forward to the all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet we’ll finally have time to get to on the other side.”

Creative COO Bill Scott
“He loved Radio, family and friends. George was a buddy to everyone he met. I’m a better man for knowing George. George loved Jesus!”

Independent Record Promoter Terrance Howell
“I’m so sad. “George was such an awesome friend, brother, & encourager. Truly one of a kind. He will be greatly missed. Until we meet again in heaven. I love you brother.❤️

KLOVE Morning personality Skip Mahaffey
“A beautiful man who loved the Lord…he will be missed.”

KLOVE Afternoon personality Scott Smith
“I am in shock that George is gone! We have spent several years working together and he quickly became one of my best friends. George was one of the most kind hearted and jovial people you’d ever want to meet. He said although he had worked in radio for years, none were more precious than the years he spent working at K-LOVE, because he got to share his faith. Losing a friend like George leaves a hole in your heart, I am comforted knowing that I will see George again one day, until then I will relish the time that God gave me with him. Whether it was cheering on his favorite sports teams, loving his family or volunteering his time at church, George lived his life with passion!”

Air Personality Brant Hansen
“George was an encourager. Sometimes, I’d walk out of the studio feeling overmatched by my job. And he would say the most life-giving things, pushing me to keep talking about God’s grace. It was always about grace with him. And laughter. Those two things so often go together, and George personified it.”

KLOVE personality Larry Wayne
“For a guy who modeled being Christlike to so many, he now knows more than we what it is like to be near Him. We will all miss George’s laugh, his tender heart. But more than anything.. Jesus was the constant in his life.”

Please keep Georges family and friends in your prayers during this time.

11 thoughts on “George Rath Has Passed

  • Praying for the family of George Rath. A true man of God from what I saw about him. To God be the glory!

  • George, Rest in Peace! Our prayers to your family for the Faith & Strength of the Lord during this difficult time of mourning! God gained an Angel!

  • Omgosh. I just personally had rotator cuff surgery (4th one). I have listened to Klove to help me thru it. May God bless George in his new? Heavenly home and his family, friends, Klove family and fans. Please play his voice for us. It feels ripped from us. Thank you so much.
    After 2nd day wasn’t on pain meds with the blessings from our Lord.
    Christie Lynn DeClue grateful listener in Vacaville CA

  • So sorry???to hear this news…I loved George’s voice, humor and grace…his willingness to jump in and help. Loved listening to him on KLOVE…to be absent in body is to be present in the Lord!!! RIP George, you will be missed, until we meet again Brother…continued ???prayers for his family and friends??????

  • RIP George, I will miss hearing your kind and encouraging words while driving to work in the mornings.

  • When i would wake up at 4 a.m. in the mornings,
    George’s tender strong voice would bring reassurance over the air. He ALWAYS had something kind and worth listening to, to say. Rest in Peace, George. We’ll see you again one day. I pray for the family, friends and loved ones of George Rath. You will be missed!! Gone but not forgotten!!?

    • I listen to George every morning on his early show. He always had a way of connecting thru his spirit with me. His radio ministry was no doubt a God given gift… You will be missed my friend…
      RIP George ..

  • I listened to George every morning on his early radio show. George had a way of connecting with me thru his spirit. There’s no doubt that his radio show was a God given gift. I truly believe that God used his voice to connect with people. When he prayed for people it was obvious he was sincere.
    RIP George..

  • George you were a great encourager for me on my way into work. God spoke through to me all the time. May God bless your family through time and I hope to see you again in our heavenly home.

  • I was absolutely shocked to hear that George had passed. It feels like I have lost a close friend. I enjoyed his radio broadcast every night and looked forward to hearing his amazing and uplifting voice. May god bless you George and give peace and comfort to all your friends and family. I will miss you.

  • My morning’s have not been the same. My morning commute was my pleasure and I always made sure I spent extra time just to hear him make my Day! And always gave me the extra push to get to work at 4 am in the morning…. My heart is saddened but I know God has a new Angel to watch over me .


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