Kirt Hubbard, 38, former Regional Sales Manager with Hubbard Enterprises, passed away on the evening of January 14, 2003 after an extended battle with lung cancer.

Kirt Hubbard, 38, the youngest son of George and Michelle Hubbard, founders and owners of Hubbard Enterprises, died Jan. 14 at his home in Kirkland, Wash., after an extended battle with lung cancer. He formerly held the title of regional sales manager at Hubbard Enterprises, where he developed the Quick Strap and V-2 brackets.

During the more than two-year period in which he fought the illness, he was honored by his colleagues at Hubbard Enterprises with an award established in his name, to recognize the true leaders in their midst who most reflect the kind of enthusiasm and dedication that Kirt Hubbard brought to his work and life.

He is also survived by his wife Judy and son Kirtis, his parents, brothers James and Mark and their families, and employees of the company who have benefited from the prosperity he was instrumental in developing. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2655 Camino Del Rio North, #100, San Diego, CA 92108 or Swedish Hospice, 5701 Sixth Ave. S., #504, Seattle, WA 98108.