Staten Island Ferry
Martin Barak Kragness
  • 49 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 20, 1966
  • Place of birth:
    St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 18, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    San Francisco, California, United States
Let the memory of Martin be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Martin Kragness, 49, born on February 20, 1966 and passed away on April 18, 2015. We will remember him forever.

A memorial gathering occurred on Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2pm at the California Alpine Club, 730 Panoramic Hwy in Mill Valley, CA. This location was a perfect setting in which to remember Martin’s life, loves, and interests, for it represented the recreation and renewal he found outdoors. Nearly 100 people came mostly by school bus up the mountain road to this site to share their love, their memories, and respect for this exceptional man. His family is forever grateful.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by some one on 19th June 2016

"I miss you deeply Martin.... ;("

This tribute was added by Mary Ann McNamara on 20th February 2016

"I miss our discussions about social justice, nature, music, travel, geopolitics, workouts, and medicine/nursing. I miss our debates about religion. I miss our exchanges about useless but fun trivia and I miss your lame jokes. But most of all, Martin, I miss you and your smile. You are thought of often and fondly and will be remembered always. Happy Birthday my friend."

This tribute was added by Roslyn Joseph on 20th February 2016

"I light this candle in remembrance of your life. You will never be forgotten"

This tribute was added by Anett Gyurak on 5th May 2015

"Such a sad loss. My thoughts are with Lea and Martin's family."

This tribute was added by Sally Miner on 26th April 2015

"I will miss Martin and my heart is broken with his passing.
I enjoyed our talks and how we could change the course of
Emergency Medicine if only someone would let us.  I will always
remember that Martin drove me to my wedding when I became a
member of the Miner Family.  What a happy memory.  I miss you."

This tribute was added by Angela Hill on 26th April 2015

"I was saddened the moment I heard about the passing of Dr Kragness. I will miss his corny since of humor, his quick wit and just laughing with him about absolutely nothing.  The twinkle in his eye that let you know he was going to say something off the wall. I will miss him deeply and my heart and sympathies go out to his family."

This tribute was added by april slimskey on 26th April 2015

"Today I went to a memorial for a special man. Martin Kragness, a emergency room doctor, a co-worker and a friend. Thanks to all the people who got up and shared there times with this man. I had tears in my eyes the moment I walked into the memorial until I got home. Dr Kragness I am going miss you very much, but I know that you are in a happier place and at peace."

This tribute was added by james horodyski on 26th April 2015

"A wonderful person and a great friend who I will miss deeply. I would often tell him that there's, goodness, there's badness, and then there's kragness. I don't think it had any meaning, but it was fun to say and it would get a smile out of Martin.
Farewell my friend

This tribute was added by lakshika tennakoon on 25th April 2015

"" My deepest  sympathy" My thoughts are with Leanne & Martin's family. My prayers for you."

This tribute was added by Pamela K Anderson (Kragness) on 25th April 2015

"I have fond childhood memories of cousin Marty! He had a great smile and pleasant personality and sense of adventure! He casually whistled as he strolled just like the other Kragness men! We shared grand parents that loved us all. Now he is with them and with Our Father in Heaven. May he be blessed for all the love he shared with others. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones! Love from the Kragness girls: Pam, Kim and Gwen"

This tribute was added by Gwen Salvi on 25th April 2015

"I always loved my cousin Marty and always will.  I miss you all! Please know that my sisters and I send all our love and prayers. xxoo"

This tribute was added by richard childers on 25th April 2015

"I will miss Martin. His shy smile and open heart. His quiet humor and gentle grace. I am only glad that he was my friend.
Richard Childers"

This tribute was added by Kerstin Lynam on 25th April 2015

"My heart goes out to Lea, Martin's family and friends.  While I only met Martin once, it is obvious that he was a force in life - an admirable person that left an impression on even those who barely knew him. He will live on in all of you who love him."

This tribute was added by Roslyn Joseph on 25th April 2015

"I will miss you! I remember how much pleasure you got explaining about this table you were building. You always knew the new trends in medicine and had many discussions with us. Our lives are better from knowing you. Goodbye. RIP."

This tribute was added by Steve Maron on 25th April 2015

"Martin was a smart doctor and compassionate healer.  He was thoughtful and engaged in the care that was given in the emergency department.  I enjoyed his dry wit and will miss him.   He made a difference in this world, but more so, he had a positive impact on the lives of tens of 1,000's of individuals, one person at a time.
Steve Maron"

This tribute was added by Robert Shimshak on 25th April 2015

"We talked about the studies I did for his patients. You could tell he really cared and at the same time could laugh at some of the crazy things that could happen. Sometimes we doctors think we are immune to it all. Clearly we are not. We will miss him."

This tribute was added by Narelle Williams on 25th April 2015

"I took to Martin from the day that I met him and in the relatively short time that I knew him I grew to love him as an adopted son.

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his immediate and extended family, my daughter Lea and all who knew and loved him.  His cheeky, vivacious sense of humour and caring nature will sorely be missed.

Although I am a long way away, my love, thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time."

This tribute was added by Stacey Martin on 24th April 2015

"All I have are fond memories of Dr. Kragness. It was my pleasure working with you and I will always remember your kind spirt and fun loving personality. You sir were a true treasure."

This tribute was added by Glenn Williams on 24th April 2015

"Our first introduction to Martin was via my very happy and invigorated sister, Leanne, while celebrating her milestone birthday in New Caledonia. It was clear she had met a very wonderful person who she adored. When we did actually meet Martin several months later we quickly understood why Leanne was so happy. They were a perfect couple. We are now struggling to comprehend such sad news. Our thoughts are with Leanne and all of Martin’s family and friends",
Glenn, Diana, Ethan and Amelie Williams

“In the short time I spent with Martin we quickly developed a unique friendship. As a 15 year old, his engaging discussions really inspired my interest in the medical field. It was very sad to hear Martin has left us. My thoughts are with Leanne, his family and his friends”, Ethan Williams"

This tribute was added by Mark Gil Cuaresma on 24th April 2015

"You are one of my favorite doctors that i worked with. One thing I will definitely miss about you is how you always asked me about my married life.. And how we talked about our common interests, like sports car. Those short conversations meant alot to me. Thank you for that. You will never be forgotten. We'll miss you! RIP Dotor kragggy!"

This tribute was added by jessica sims on 24th April 2015

"Martin was a great guy and super sharp doctor.  I enjoyed working with him very much and catching up when our paths crossed in the small small world of Emergency Medicine.  He was one of the good guys and he will be missed sorely."

This tribute was added by Phillip Maddux on 24th April 2015

"I will truly miss your quick whit and great intellect RIP"

This tribute was added by Angie Hammons on 23rd April 2015

"There is an emptiness in me with the loss of this special guy. There are so many things that I will miss about Martin including his wry smile and our debates on various health care issues. My deepest sympathies to Martin's family and other loved ones."

This tribute was added by Felix Ampongan on 23rd April 2015

"The extremely well-dressed & well-mannered MD!  You will be missed, RIP Martin."

This tribute was added by Cynthia vH on 23rd April 2015

"I am saddened to hear about the loss of Martin.  I had the pleasure of working with Martin both at Sutter Solano Medical Center and at VEP Healthcare.  

His smile and sweet energy will be missed.  

To his family and friends, my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.   I pray the memories you share will comfort you.

Sincerely and with sympathy, CvH"

This tribute was added by Shannon Mullery on 23rd April 2015

"Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of Martin. My heart is with his family and friends."

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