Cincinnati food icon Colonel De Stewart — of Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices and the recently opened Colonel's Kitchen in Fort Thomas — passed away of an apparent heart attack in his Fort Thomas home early Thursday morning.
A celebration of Stewart's life will take place Tuesday, Oct. 16 at The Mess Hall at Tower Park in Fort Thomas (900 Fort Thomas Ave.) from 3-8 p.m.
"No words can adequately express our sadness at Colonel’s death," said a release about the memorial from Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices. "We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in De’s honor https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/memorial-giving.html. De was in the process of receiving chemotherapy for multiple myeloma when he suffered a fatal heart attack."