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Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home & Flagler Memorial Gardens

511 Old Kings Road South, Flagler Beach, FL

OBITUARY

Martin Alan Kubiet MD

February 2, 1963October 31, 2019

Dr. Martin Kubiet, beloved husband, father, son, and brother, and known to friends as “Marty”, passed away on October 31, 2019, at the age of 56. He was born February 2, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan, to Leo and Mary Jean Kubiet. Marty was a graduate of St. Petersburg Catholic School, and the University of Florida in 1985 (BS Psychology) and 1989 (Medical Doctorate). He completed his residency in Internal Medicine, and pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Shand’s Hospital in Gainesville, FL and served as clinical faculty in the UF College of Medicine. He moved to Orlando, FL in 1995 to join Central Florida Pulmonary Group. In 2003, Marty and his family moved to Flagler County to be closer to the beach and waterways and he became a partner with First Coast Pulmonary Associates in St. Augustine and Palm Coast. Along with private practice, he was the cardiopulmonary medical director at Advent Health Palm Coast and Associate medical director for Advent health hospice care. During his career, Marty also served as a member of the Florida Medical Association, American Heart Association as an ACLS instructor, UF medical staff for the space shuttle program, and was a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. He was board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine. Although Marty was passionate about medicine, his greatest accomplishment was his family. He spent the last 26 years with the love of his life and best friend, Leslee, traveling and celebrating their lives along with their sons, Alex and Nick. He was very proud and committed to his sons and all their achievements. He enjoyed watching them grow into young men while they attended Gator games, had many fishing and boating trip outings, and attended athletics events his sons competed in at Matanzas High School. Alex is currently a catering coordinator of 7 local dining establishments in Orlando, FL, and Nick is currently a junior at Tulane University in Louisiana, playing football, majoring in psychology and taking pre-med courses. His boys were his pride and joy, but being a son to Leo and Jean, and a brother to Larry was a top priority. He was a loyal, loving, faithful son to his parents and wanted to be a role model for his sons. Marty also enjoyed being part of the Flagler community, with all the wonderful friends and families that he spent time with. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 26 years, Leslee (D’Amato), sons Alexander (23) and Nicholas (20) and by his father, Leo Lawrence Kubiet. Marty was predeceased by his Mother, Mary Jean Kubiet (2018) and his Brother, Lawrence Kubiet (2009). A Catholic funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 8 at 11:00 AM in Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church, 915 N. Central Ave. Flagler Beach. A celebration of life reception will follow in the parish hall. Memorial donations in memory of Dr. Martin Kubiet can be made to the College of Medicine Dean’s Pre-eminence scholarship fund, Gainesville, FL (352) 392-1691. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Friday, Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church, Flagler Beach Friday, November 8, 2019

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Leslie Thornhill

November 7, 2019

Leslee, Alex, and Nick—

Our memories are of your family always there supporting each other, whether at junior tennis matches or Matanzas football games. We are so sorry to hear of Marty’s passing, which is a loss for the whole community. May his memory continue to encourage as you support one another through this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.

--The Thornhills


Alma Ryan

November 7, 2019

Doctor Kubiet was my mom’s pulmonologist for years; my mom was comfortable under his care. He will be missed.

Jenny Wilmerton

November 6, 2019

Dr. Kubiet was the very first Cystic Fibrosis doctor that I had. I was "officially" diagnosed in December of 1998, after a blood DNA test he did for me isolated the 2 genes and confirmed what he already thought. I don't mind telling you the diagnosis made me feel like my heart was in my throat. Dr. Kubiet treated me with such kindness & compassion, and always had a smile on his face when I had my 3 month clinic visit in Orlando. I will admit I was a difficult patient, never wanting to do anything that HE wanted me to do, for my own health. He was one to always offer me "options", and he never made me feel like I had to do anything, just because he said so. He would even take the time to speak with my 2 young daughters, and addressed any concerns they had as if he was talking to his own child. He loved the Gators, and I was a FSU fan, so we would go back and forth about whose team was better every football season. The legacy he left for his CF patients when he left Orlando was extraordinary. A lot of us, including myself, tried & tried to find out where he went, but no one would tell us.....probably out of fear of losing all of there adult CF patients. By the time I found out where he was, I repeatedly tried to get messages to him, but had no luck.
Dr. K was one of the most special healthcare providers I have ever met. He made his patients lives better, just because he was in it. Dr. Martin Kubiet will ALWAYS be remembered, and FOREVER will be missed.
RIP Dr. K......

Elizabeth Gunther

November 5, 2019

I am saddened by this loss. I have not seen Marty in 10 years but have such fond memories of working with him at Florida Hospital Flagler. And watching our boys play baseball. And watching the beautiful house he and Leslee built in Island Estates. He was always smiling and fun to be around. What a great loss to his family, his friends and his patients.

Lori Begtrup

November 5, 2019

To the Kubiet family,
I am so sorry for your loss . Dr Kubiet was such a nice man with so much compassion. I will always remember how kind he was to my mom when we went to see him . We were blessed to have him . Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time . Rest in paradise Dr. Kubiet you will be missed .

Juan J. Herran

November 5, 2019

One of the brightest minds I ever encountered in the practice of Pulmonary Medicine.
May the Good Lord rest his soul and provide comfort to his family.

Michael Isicoff

November 5, 2019

So very sorry to hear of Marty's passing. I worked with Marty at Flagler Hospital where I consulted him many times to help me care for sick patients. Marty was not only an excellent physician, but a wonderful and compassionate person. I also learned to be a better doctor from my interactions with Marty. Your family is in my thoughts and prays.
Michael Isicoff, MD

Cathy Marshall

November 4, 2019

It was an honor, and a pleasure to work with Dr. Kubiet for so many years at AdventHealth Palm Coast. What a wonderful, extremely knowledgeable, and compassionate Physician who touched so many lives. Rest In Peace, Doctor Kubiet. My deepest sympathy to your family.
Cathy Marshall, BSN RN

Lyn Smith

November 4, 2019

Craig Flager Palms! Please change Larry's name to Alex! Sorry!

Lyn Smith

November 4, 2019

Leslee, Nick, and Larry,
We just can't get you off of our hearts and minds! Your family had such a stronghold and bond that most can only dream about. Remember the great memories that you shared to keep you pushing forward. We love you guys and are keeping you in our thoughts, prayers and heart at this most difficult time in your lives.
In love and sympathy from Chapel Hill, NC.
Terry, Lyn, Morgan, and Meghan Smith

FROM THE FAMILY