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Lincoln Dana Dabagia dies at 38

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Lincoln Dana Dabagia, formerly of Michigan City, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 8, 2008 at his home in Santa Clarita, Calif. He was 38.

He was born May 2, 1970 in Michigan City, the son of Lee W. and Dana (Polomcak) Dabagia, both of whom survive in Michigan City, and his wife, Jennifer Rose Loyacano, whom he married June 26, 2004 in Los Angeles, Calif.

He is also survived by brothers, Lee W. (Anastasia) Dabagia, Jr., Michigan City, Peter Scott Brown, Aspen, Colo. and Anthony Paul (Wendy) Brown, Crested Butte, Colo.; aunts, Louise Dabagia, Michigan City, Regina Barack, Portage and Juliette (Jill) Long, Chesterton; uncles and aunts, Milton D. (Susan) Dabagia, Michigan City, Robert C. (Nancy) Dabagia, Michigan City and Norman A. (Sally) Dabagia, Burr Ridge, Ill., parent-in-laws, Joan and Stephen Loyacano, Los Angeles, Calif.; sisters-in-law Stephanie, Los Angeles and Elizabeth, New York, N.Y.; six nieces and nephews along with hundreds of loving cousins, including a special one, Michael Dabagia, all living in Ariz., Calif., Ill., Mich., N.J., Texas, Pa., Wash., Wis. and the country of Lebanon.

Lincoln was preceded in death by his beloved St. Bernard, Caesar, who together with Jennifer, nursed and cared for him for years as he suffered with cancer. He adored animals for whom he had deep compassion.

Lincoln graduated from Marquette High School in 1988 and Purdue University in 1993, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Following graduation, and, as an accomplished musician, Lincoln performed with numerous bands in Lafayette, Indianapolis, Chicago and Los Angeles. He entered the commercial talent business in Los Angeles nine years ago, where he met his lovely and loving future wife Jennifer and owned and operated his own commercial talent agency, LDA Talent Agency in Los Angeles the past year, placing numerous actors in national and regional commercials, including the 2008 Super Bowl ads.

Public visitation for friends of the family will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18 at Carlisle Funeral Home. Following public visitation, private services will be held at the funeral home for family and relatives only at 11 a.m. Thursday, with interment at Greenwood Cemetery.

The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made either to Much Love Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 341721, Los Angeles, CA 90034; the Tanber-Blair Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 9563, Michigan City, IN 46361 or the Michigan City Islamic Center Foundation, P.O. Box 710, Michigan City, IN 46361.

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Posted 6/17/2008