The Journal Register (Medina, NY)


February 19, 2014

Eugene Marion Alcorn III

VENICE, FL — Eugene Marion Alcorn III, 85, of Venice, FL, died February 15, 2014.

He was born in Syracuse, NY, coming from Western NY. He settled in the Venice, FL area in the 80s. He was a carpenter and cabinet builder. A lifelong passion for magic led Gene to designing and building illusions for magicians all over the world. Gene was also an exceptional sleight of hand artist. His father before him and with his brother at his side, they built a reputation that      exceeded "norm" and made them renowned among their peers.

Gene or Brub, as he was fondly known, was a loving father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

Eugene is survived by a son, Eugene M. (Karen) Alcorn IV and daughters, Susan A. (Dean) Shidler and Janet L. Landry, all from Venice, FL; his sister, Virginia Carpenter of NY; brothers, Hugh R. Alcorn of FL and John E. Alcorn of  PA; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a grandchild.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 2:00 PM at First Christian Church, 1100 Center Rd., Venice, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tidewell      Hospice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Ewing Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visit for online guest register.

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