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 www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.