Cooks'Wares Owner Fricke Dies
August 16, 2010,
CINCINNATI-Paul Fricke, owner of Cooks'Wares here died on Aug. 12. Fricke, a longtime Gourmet Catalog store member and group advisor, was 66.
A retailer since the age of 17, Fricke rose to the ranks of senior vice president at Lazarus. He founded Cooks'Wares with his wife Mary, son Steve and daughter Sharon in 1992.
Memorials may be made in his memory to The Lustgarten Foundation, a pancreatic cancer research organization, at lustgarten.org.