|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1933|
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 2009|
Richard C. Alcorn, 76, of Erie, formerly of Wesley in Venango County, died peacefully from his early life to his heavenly home Tuesday at the Veterans Memorial Hospital, Erie, after an extended illness.
Born Jan. 21, 1933, in Ringold Township, Jefferson County, he was the son of Charles L. Alcorn and Arabelle L. Enterline Alcorn.
He married Margaret "Peg" Alcorn, Sep. 24, 1954. She passed away Nov. 8, 2005. They were married 51 years.
Mr. Alcorn first worked after the service of Victory School, where he hung plaster when the school was being buiilt. After that, he worked at HT Osborn Construction for a short time. He then was employed at Cooper Bessemer in Grove City for nine years until his disability on May 17, 1964.
Later in life, Mr. Alcorn transported the Amish for 17 years on many trips, locally and out of town, before retiring to Erie to be closer to his children.
He was an advid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Mr. Alcorn joined the Army in April 1950 and was stationed in Germany in occupation forces for three years. He was discharged April 16, 1954.
Mr. Alcorn was an active member of the Barkeyville United Methodist Church, until he moved to Erie in 2005. Upon moving to Erie, he became a member of the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Alcorn was past member of the Clinton-Irwin Rod and Gun Club. He was a past president of Venango County Federation of Sportsman`s Clubs.
Surviving are six children, Marvin Alcorn and his wife Deb, of Illinois, Douglas Alcorn of Erie, Richard Gross and his wife, Karola, of Germany, Debbie Alcorn of Erie, Marcia Cass and her husband, Steve, of Erie and Pam Kindle and her husband, Dan, of Erie; four sisters, Linda Bryant and her husband, Rob, of Virginia, Donna Early and her husband, Steve,of Eau Claire, Shirley Kelly of Harrisville and Jean Reitz of Brookville; three brothers, Bill Alcorn of Greenville, Charles "Junior" Alcorn of Harrisville and Ronald Alcorn of Grove City; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers, James, Raymond, Robert and Clarence Alcorn, and two sisters Helen Guiste and Delores Heslop.
ALCORN--The family of Richard C. Alcorn, who died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Larry E. McKinley Funeral Home, 109 Emlenton St., Clintonville. Funeral services will take place at noon Saturday at the Union Presbyterian Church, Clintonville with an hour of visitation prior to the services. The Rev. Stephanie Thompson, of the Barkeyville Methodist Church, will officate. Internment will follow at the Crestview Memorial Garden, Grove City.
The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 732123-1718. You may e-mail condolences to the family by visiting www.mckinleyfuneralhome.net
Charles LeRoy Alcorn (1907 - 1982)
Arabell Lucetta Enterline Alcorn (1910 - 1972)
Margaret I McFeater Alcorn (1936 - 2005)
Leroy James Alcorn (1926 - 1926)*
Raymond L Alcorn (1931 - 1986)*
Richard C. Alcorn (1933 - 2009)
Delores M. Alcorn Heslop (1934 - 2008)*
William Eugene Alcorn (1939 - 2012)*
Ronald T. Alcorn (1948 - 2013)*
Crestview Memorial Park
Created by: Beverly Osman Morris
Record added: Nov 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61662941