William “Russ” Adrian, 80, of Pittston, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016 in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Pittston on July 28, 1936, he was the son of the late William and Mary Ruschel Adrian. He was a graduate of Pittston High School and although receiving a basketball scholarship to West Virginia University; he enlisted in the U.S. Army. In his earlier years, he had worked at Chamberlain Manufacturing and Gould Battery. He enjoyed sports and playing cards.