POSTED: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 11:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 11:14pm
In a teary-eyed, emotional ceremony Friday, the food preparation area at Maude Cobb Activity and Convention Center was renamed the Gerard Cace Kitchen.
The event honored the longtime restaurant owner and civic leader and was part of a meeting of the Longview Greggton Rotary Club — of which Cace was a member.
Cace, 59, was co-owner of Johnny Cace’s Seafood and Steakhouse; it is now run by his wife, Cathy, with help from their daughters, Chelsea Cace and Jenni Cace Woerndle. He died July 19 while returning from a fishing trip.
John Green, a member of the club and fellow parishioner of Cace’s at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, said naming the kitchen in his friend’s honor was a fitting tribute.
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