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Bryan John Adrian
Mr. Adrian, 59, of Charlotte, was born on May 19, 1950 in New York City, NY and died on February 28, 2010 in Charlotte.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on Mar. 5, 2010.
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February 29, 2020
Gone but never forgotten.
Mary Skidmore
February 29, 2020
Gone but never forgotten
Mary Skidmore
October 12, 2014
Mary,
I'd love to speak with you. How may I do so?
Shawn Smith
September 13, 2013
You believed in me long before I ever did. Thanks Coach.
Shawn Smith
February 28, 2011
SWEET BRYAN NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT I DONT THINK YOU AND MISS YOU YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY THOUGHTS AND HEART YOUR SISTER LORRAINE FIRST ANNIVERSITY IN HEAVEN
LORRAINE CHEYNE
September 6, 2010
DEAREST BRYAN
I MISS YOU TERRIBLY
LOVE ELLEN ADRIAN
June 12, 2010
I am very sad to learn that another Adrian has gone too soon. I wish I had the chance to get to know you! Nana wanted me to get in contact when I was in school down there- wish I had. God bless you.
Amy Cutter
May 17, 2010
Bryan, you were so instrumental in my son's development. Thank you so much and may you rest in peace. Rick Lewis (Statesville, NC)
Rick Lewis
May 11, 2010
I remember when Bryan first started his basketball clinics. I was involved with the Derita Athletic Association, and Bryan discussed our basketball division participating in his clinics and using the old Derita school gym as one of the locations.

Bryan was a nice young man, and like a lot of folks, I was impressed with his personality and his way with the young people he worked with. Both my son and oldest daughter went to his camps and both benefitted from his direction and leadership. Chris ended up graduating from DC, and was a walk-on reserve in his senior year for the basketball team, and part of the reason was because of his time spent at clinics like the Bryan's.
Ken Shields
April 27, 2010
My family is shocked to learn (end of April) of Coach Adrian's death! My teenage daughters will never forget the basketball tips given; however, most of all, they will never forget his high expectations and love for those who attended camp. We will miss you.
Patty Ramsey
March 25, 2010
While we were apart for so many years, you were still on my mind. Mark, my son, attended your basketball camp and will surely never forget it.
I'll never forget Parkchester and the goals with no backboards, which I am sure attributed to your great skills while growing up. Rest in peace.
Don Solar
March 22, 2010
Bryan - Your sister & I used to babysit for you as well as take you to the zoo with your brothers!! I attended some of your basketball games and still remain very close to Lorraine who is grieving your death. Rest in Peace Bryan.
Janice Haarmann Orshan
March 22, 2010
Altough I lost contact with you over the years I thought of you often. May you rest in peace. Love, Cousin Joyce
March 22, 2010
TO THE ADRIAN'S...i am quite certain that in Bryan's Parkchester days, that he and I played "one on one" more times than anyone on Saturday mornings over at the "EAST", 8am before most people were awake...rain or snow never stopped us. He was a great mentor for me, and being a lefty as well, we both learned to go right! I am so sorry for your loss, will keep you and Bryan in my prayers. Warmest Regards, your neighbor, Jere Nolan.
Jere Nolan
March 17, 2010
I just heard about his from a friend of mine who used to live in Parkchester. Bryan and I were classmates and in the same home room for 4 years at Archbishop Molloy HS. He was a great guy then and, from what I am reading here...a great guy now. I am so sorry for your great loss. Molloy Class of '68
Edward Berkman
March 16, 2010
DARLING BROTHER BRYAN YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART MUCH LOVED AND MISSED YOUR SISTER LORRAINE
March 16, 2010
bryan will be greatly missed
March 15, 2010
I grew up in Davidson and will never forget Bryan Adrian playing basketball at Davidson, especially when they played the Gamecocks at the University of SC. Wow, that was one of the most exciting games on TV and Bryan was instrumental in that win. He used to live around our block and us kids really idolized him and would watch for him walking home. Thanks to a truly outstanding basketball talent and thanks for all the wonderful basketball memories.
Kay Abernethy
March 9, 2010
Bryan was a great friend at Davidson whose spectacular talent and career was tragically cut short by a serious knee injury he was unable to rehab. But for that injury, I feel sure he would have been one of Davidson's all-time greats. Although I lost track of him after college, I fondly remember him as a good friend who never let his athletic gifts prevent him from being a friend of us mere mortals. I still think of the time we trudged from second floor East (now Sentelle ?) across the snow covered campus to Lefty's for a pizza one night our freshman year and he told me about his dreams of basketball greatness that were sadly unfulfilled. Rest in peace, my friend. You were an inspiration to all of us in the class of 1972 at DC. Oh, what might have been!
Howard Boyd
March 7, 2010
We will miss our neighbor of many years. He enjoyed sharing his love of basketball with kids.
Steve and Ann Shaughnessy
March 7, 2010
I saw all of Bryan's home games and many away games. He was a great talent, one of the top five ever to play Davidson basketball. He was a Davidson legend in his own time.

Thanks, Bryan, for the exciting games and the wonderful memories! May you rest in peace.
David Rorie
March 7, 2010
The most exciting basketball player ever to play at Davidson. Gone way too soon. Very sad.
Jim Lewis
March 7, 2010
Thanks Bryan for all the incredible memories you left to generations of Davidson fans. You were Steph Curry before Curry.
RIP.
March 6, 2010
As a neighbor and one time tennis partner, Bryan will be missed. We will miss seeing him take his daily walk/workout thoughout the neighborhood. He would occasionally demonstrate and share his excellent basketball and tennis skills in the local park.

We mourn his passing and offer our condolences to Bryan's family.

Norman and Camile Creange
March 5, 2010
My heart felt condolences go out to all of Bryan's family and friends. The entire Davidson College community is saddened by Bryan's passing. KAO '71.
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