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Lindsey Funeral Homes

473 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA

OBITUARY

Frederick "Bill" William Rath, Jr.

August 20, 1922May 29, 2019

Frederick “Bill” William Rath, Jr., 96, of Harrisonburg, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Sunnyside Retirement Community.

He was born August 20, 1922 in New York City, NY and was the son of the late Louise Eichiuger Rath.

Bill served as a Sergeant in the United States Army during WWII from 1942-1946. He served in combat in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge, Crossing the Rhine River, Liberation of Alsace and Ruhr Valley, Germany.

On October 19, 1957 he married the former, Corinne Agnes Kaufmann, who preceded him in death on February 12, 2015, after 58 years of marriage.

He was employed as the head promotions art director at the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC for 21 years.

He is survived by a son, Paul H. Rath and his wife, Nicole; four grandchildren, Andrew, Anna, Ava, and Addison.

Honoring his wishes, he will be cremated and interred at Culpeper National Cemetery on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.

Services

  • Committal Service Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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Lindsay Robert's

May 30, 2019

Im so sorry for your lost. He will be missed!! He was one my best buds on 3AL. I thought very much of him and enjoyed hearing his stories and seeing him every morning. He was special person to me. You all are in my prayers!