Dagmawie Yirga Andarge
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Dagmawie Yirga Andarge
  • December 12, 1989 - December 17, 2011
  • Petersburg, Virginia

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Our beloved Dagmawie was welcomed into the world by his adoring parents and sister in Arlington, Virginia where he was raised until the age of five. Daggi was always known as a happy child, ready to play and laugh with everyone. He later relocated with his family to Central Virginia and completed a portion of his primary education at Saint Joseph's School. Daggi had a passion for theatre that flourished as he pursued his high school education at Appomattox Regional Governor's School for the Arts and Technology in Petersburg, VA. Here, he excelled in his craft, lending his talents to many stage productions whether center stage or behind the scenes and was well loved by his teachers and classmates, but he didn't stop there. He continued on in hopes of achieving a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a concentration in World Cinema and a minor in Italian at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA; he was set to earn his degree in May 2012.

Our dearest Daggiye is survived by his father, Andarge Yirga, mother, Samia Senait Raimondi, sister, Ida and soulmate, Allison, as well as a large, close-knit extended family filled with uncles, aunts and cousins who loved him dearly.
His laugh was infectious, his charisma unparalleled. Daggi exuded a genuine "come as you are" persona that made it so easy for everyone to look to him for uplifting and true acceptance. He was never afraid to be himself. To the beat of his own drum, he marched confidently through life. Music and movies were more than art forms to Daggi. They were the ways he appreciated and related to the world. Daggi's kind spirit and comedic genius will forever light up the darkness.

He will be laid to rest in his hometown, Arlington, Virginia at the Columbia Garden's Cemetery: 3411 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, Va after the funeral service which will be held at Arlington Funeral Home. 4510 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. Service starts at 11:00 AM sharp.

**Respects can be paid at the Ethiopian Community Center 901 South Highland Street, Arlington, Virginia, where his family will be after the burial.