The following obituary was provided by the Kubiet family by way of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home.
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, Fla., and served as clinical faculty in the UF College of Medicine. He moved to Orlando 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 seven local dining establishments in Orlando, and Nick is currently a junior at Tulane University in Louisiana, playing football, majoring in psychology and taking pre-med courses. Marty’s 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 a.m. 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, Fla. (352) 392-1691. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home.
So sorry to read this. My sympathies to the loved ones, friends and patients of this very accomplished man.
Rest in Peace Dr. Kubiet and thank you for helping me .
Dr. Kubiet helped many of us. He was a very good man.
Rest in peace to a wonderful person .He was a kind and accomplished Doctor.He saved my life. He will be missed.
Kathleen Milburn says
What a wonderful man he was. He helped my family so much. We always knew we were in kind, caring hands with him as our doctor. He will be greatly missed.
Sandra C. says
Great doctor, amazing human been. RIP and God gives peace and comfort to your children and wife in their hearts.
He was an excellent sleep disorders doctor.
He is responsible for restoring good health
to people who were ticking time-bombs with
narcolepsy, hypertension and all that goes with
sleep apnea–not to mention all other pulmonary
We’ve lost a good doctor and a most beneficial human
being–a person who in his wake assisted many
You saved lives, added years to life, added life to years.
Thank you Doctor Kubiet.
We all breathe a collective sigh of sadness.
My heartfelt sympathies to all who loved him.
My sympathies to the his family. He was a fun, warm and very caring doctor. He will be missed very much.
Cindy Swain says
My heart breaks for Leslie and the rest of the family. He was such an amazing doctor I had the privilege of working with at Hospice. Thank you for all you did. Hugs For you Leslie