Bradley Merlin Burkhardt

October 19, 1956January 2, 2013

Bradley Merlin Burkhardt, age 56, passed away at his Metairie residence on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Beloved son of Patricia Vial Crane and the late Wilton H. Burkhardt. Stepson of Gerry Burkhardt. Brother of Stacey Foxley, Michael Schroeder, Clint Crane, Lance Crane and Brian Burkhardt. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Burkhardt was a resident of Metairie, LA all of his life. He was an employee of Mr. Ed’s Restaurant of Bucktown for the past 18 years. He was loved by many and will be remembered for his loyalty and kindness to everyone he met. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the memorial gathering at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Blvd., near Clearview Pkwy., in Metairie, LA on Friday afternoon, January 11, 2013 from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of your choice. The online guestbook is available at


  • Memorial Gathering Friday, January 11, 2013

Bradley Merlin Burkhardt

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Cherie Loeffler

February 27, 2013

A dear friend everyone knew as Babby from High School and the DXL days. I was shocked by the news and deeply saddened by your passing. Your unique charm and sense of humor will always be remembered.
May God Bless you Always,
Cherie Loeffler

Jennifer Derbes

February 6, 2013

To Bradleys family and friends, just heard of his passing.My sympathies and prayers are with you.Cherish the past, dream of tomorrow, and live for today. May he RIP

Wade Burnham

January 11, 2013

II worked with Brad for many years at Mr. Ed,s. he was a warm and caring gentleman and his presence will be certainly missed. Goodbye to our brother.

Jackie Sullivan

January 11, 2013

Very Sorry on the loss of dear Brad. He was just a wonderful guy.

Sue Sider

January 10, 2013

Burkhardt Family,
Brad was my neighbor for 5 years on Geneva St. He was always so upbeat & sorry to hear of his passing, may he rest in peace.

Dane Clement

January 10, 2013

Very saddened by this. Very special guy. Feeling blessed that we had some time together recently. Thanks for the laughter, the conversations, and the friendship. Peace.

Normand & Gerry Aucoin&Family

January 9, 2013

As a young boy Bradley was a friend of our oldest son, grew up in our River Ridge neighborhood and grew up to be a find young man. My entire family loved Bradley and some saw him often at Mr. Eds. Bradley, you are in our thoughts, our hearts, and our prayers.

Phil Sprick

January 9, 2013

I went to Rummel and graduated with Brad in 1974. I had not seen him for years until stopping by Mr. Ed's restaurant many times over the past couple of years. It was great to reconnect with him. What a nice guy, and gone too soon! I pray that God rests his soul.

Rosalin Maturin

January 9, 2013

Bradley was the kindest,gentlest man. His smile and soft spoken voice was truly loved. We will truly miss seeing you each summer. Our entire will remember you always. Your loving cousin Rosalin.

Allison Guidry

January 8, 2013

I will never forget Bradley. He would always come in to see me at work, and bring me a cd, or a cookbook from his own collection.
He was one of a kind, and he will be missed, not only by myself, but by the patrons of Melius Bar & Cafe.