Heath David Bradford

December 3, 2018
Heath David Bradford

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Heath D. Bradford, age 41, died on Monday, December 3, at his parents’ home in Williamsburg. He was born June 2, 1977, in Summersville, West Virginia to Larry and Rita (Grayson) Bradford. He grew up in Woodstock, Virginia, and was a graduate of the College of William & Mary (1999) and the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond (2006). To many locals and visitors in Williamsburg, Heath’s presence behind the bar at Berret’s Seafood Restaurant provided endless comic relief in the driest sense, advice for the thick-skinned, and updates on Premier League Soccer. Heath’s candor led to deep friendships with regular visitors from around the country, and his unique collection of refrigerator magnets and gag-gifts that were brought to him over the years by patrons is a testament to his ability to connect with anyone. To his friends, Heath was a world-renowned chef who served small-batch wonders out of his kitchen, a sounding board for discussing all of life’s problems, and a bottomless well of honesty. Heath’s special brand of friendship was one where nothing was off limits, nothing escaped his quick wit, and sarcasm was how he expressed his love. Heath had many attributes: loving dog-dad, prodigious reader, and Coen Brother film aficionado; but the one that rose above all others was his rare ability to simply be the person his friends needed. He is survived by his parents; a brother, Zach (Jean) Bradford; his beloved nephew Peter; and his four-legged companions Giada and Albert. Friends, family, and all those that enjoyed their time with Heath are invited to Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 14, to reminisce, grieve, and talk about better times. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Heritage Humane Society (heritagehumane.org).

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  • December 08, 2018
    mike&sarah kline says:
    so sorry to hear of the loss of heath. our thoughts and prayers are with you. if we can be of any help, let us know.

  • December 10, 2018
    Kayla says:
    I am so sorry for the loss of us our dear loved one. There is a very comforting scripture found at Isaiah 25:8. It says that soon Jehovah will swallow up death forever and that he will wipe away all of the tears. So we can look forward to a time when death will be done away with forever. I hope that this scripture can bring some comfort during this time.

  • December 12, 2018
    Brian Hart says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Heath was a generous and caring individual. He always went out of his way to make you feel comfortable and cared for. I will laugh and cry thinking about the amazing memories with Heath.

  • December 13, 2018
    Jessa says:
    I’m so sorry to hear about Heath. I got to work with him at Berrerts and there were many shifts that I wouldn’t have been able to get through without him. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  • December 13, 2018
    Myrna Brown says:
    Wishing you and your family strength and peace.