Ara Mayian, 81, a 78 year resident of Chicago’s Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods, died on March 4th from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Arizona, where he had moved in 2015. He was a longtime usher at St. Ita’s Catholic Church, and a longtime volunteer at the Edgewater Historical Society. Ara worked for many years as a computer programmer for several large Chicago corporations. He was a proud graduate of St. Ita’s elementary school, and St. George High School in Evanston. Ara is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Betty), his brother Stephen, sister in law Carol, niece Danielle Kraus, and grandniece Kathryn, and grandnephew John Kraus. A celebration of life will be held later at the discretion of the family. Please join Ara’s family in sharing memories, photos and/or videos for his tribute wall at www.caminodelsol.com.