April 10, 1953 ~ December 19, 2016

Born in: Gloversville, NY,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Randye Lynn Rappaport Worth, caring mother of Benjamin Michael Worth, 23, passed away on December 19th in her North Asheville home at the age of 62. Randye was a registered dietician in private practice, previously had a career as a gourmet chef and cookbook author, and was the cofounder of Frookies, the first sugar-free cookie corporation with her ex-husband and lifelong friend, Richard Worth. In recent years, Randye enjoyed spending time with friends and family in Asheville, and had a true passion for travel and adventure. Her next planned trip was to Israel to observe and honor her Jewish heritage. Her most recent trip was to Alaska this past summer accompanied by her son Ben, which Randye referred to as the last frontier. In addition to Ben, Randye is survived by her younger brother Paul Rappaport and his family of Scarsdale, NY, and her two stepchildren, Jonas and Naomi Worth Randye was a devoted daughter to her parents Beverly and Edward Rappaport of Gloversville, NY. She held a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a Masters in nutrition from New York University. A sweet, caring, and generous person with a lot of style and a passion for music, Randye's presence will be missed dearly. Services will be held on Monday, December 26th at 10 am at the Lou Pollock Memorial Park on North Louisiana Avenue, West Asheville, 28806. The on-line register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com, and Ben can be contacted at ben.worth93@gmail.com.

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  1. I was deeply shocked and saddened to hear about Randye’s passing. She was a vibrant, great lady who enjoyed life, family & friends. My heartfelt condolences to Ben on the loss of your mother and to Paul on the loss of your sister. Randye will be missed.

  2. I am simply heartsick to learn of Randye’s passing. She was a woderful and caring professional dietician who literally saved my life by helping me lose over 100 pounds. My deepest condolences to her family, friends, and patients.

  3. I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of my friend, Randye. She was a wonderful stepmother to my two children, whom she showered with love. Thank you, Randye, for your friendship and thank you for the security and caring you gave to ‘our’ children.

    Suzie Petykowski, mother of Jonas and Naomi Worth

  4. Ben, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. You were her pride and joy, and there seemed never to be a time when you were not in her thoughts. I will remember Randye in this light as a Mom who cherished that role above all others. May you be comforted knowing that her love will sustain you even in this dark hour.

  5. Dear Ben,
    I am so sad and sorry for the loss of your Mom. I just got around to reading the paper and was shocked to hear the news of your mother passing. We were neighbors for a few years on Pinecroft. I loved to hear her music playing and her laughter filling the air. She often spoke of you. You were her pride and joy. Know that we are thinking and praying for you and your family.

  6. Ben, I am so sorry about the loss of your mother Randye. I went to Syracuse with Randye and I’m the first cousin of Rosalind Sherron (Pinkert). She helped me adjust to life at Syracuse and will always be grateful for her kindness.Please reach out to me if you would like to talk.

  7. I was selling signs and I happen to be psychic (not for money) and I can see success. So Randye was giving a lecture in the Empire State Building and I told her that I had a plan for her. Within a few weeks she had her own office on the East Side. I made her sign and made her stationery too. She even got a marriage proposal.
    Her husband ordered a sign from me too. I’m sure she told this story to a lot of people. I was so surprised and saddened that she has passed. I googled her name because I thought about her. Amanda S. Stevenson


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