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Philip Adrian
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Philip Raymond Adrian, 86, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011.

He was born June 9, 1924 to Arthur and Marie Adrian. He was a lifelong resident of Escalon.

After graduating from Escalon High School as class valedictorian, he vigorously pursued success as a peach, almond, and walnut farmer.

Mr. Adrian was an active member of Saron Lutheran Church, serving in many capacities of the church community. He was a man of great integrity and determination, who took great pride in his family and work. He will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Mary; two children, Cindy (Jon) Murphy and Marty (Diana) Adrian; grandchildren Tracy and Daniel Murphy, and Joseph and Thomas Adrian; and siblings Lydia, Frank, and Ruth.

He was preceded in death by three siblings, Dorothy, Arthur, and Paul.

A memorial service to celebrate Phil's life will be held at Saron Lutheran Church in Escalon at 11 a.m. on Thursday Jan. 6.

In lieu of flowers donations in remembrance may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, or

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Jan. 5, 2011