LOCKE | Robert A. Alcorn, 87, of Route 38, Locke, died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at his home. Robert was born March 11, 1925, in Summerhill, a son of the late Noyes L. and Celia (Maitland) Alcorn, and proudly served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Following the war, Bob assisted his father in operating the former Red and White Market in Groton. He later owned and operated meat markets in Moravia, Locke, Groton and Dryden throughout the years. In the early 1970s, Bob owned New York state's largest veal calf barn, which was at that time located in Locke. He was a member of Carrington-Fuller American Legion Post 800 of Groton, where he served on the post drill team for many years and was a member of both the Moravia and Cortland Veterans of Foreign War posts. Surviving are his daughter, Allison Welsh (Christopher), of Locke; a stepson, Dean Pickett, Sr. (Kay), of Syracuse; daughter-in-law, Danielle Pickett, of Cortland; his two grandchildren, Sydney and Colton Welsh; a niece, Nadine Tinelli, of Solon, and other extended family members. He was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Marita F. (Thompson) Alcorn, on Aug. 2, 2012; by his stepson, Donald Pickett Jr., and by his brother, Rodney Alcorn. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton, with the Rev. Christopher Xenakis officiating. Spring interment will be in Groton Rural Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Carrington-Fuller American Legion Post # 800, 307 Main St., Groton, NY 13073.