|Richard S "Dick" Watt|
|Birth: ||Jan. 19, 1935|
|Death: ||Feb., 2011|
Watt, Richard S. "Dick" January 15, 1935-February 19, 2011, died at his home in Denver, CO, after battling a long illness. Born in Cleveland, OH, he earned a M.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland. After serving as a Lieutenant in the USAF and earning the Air Force Commendation Medal, Dick worked at IBM, followed by a long and successful career in the banking industry. He moved his family to Colorado in 1974 when he accepted the role of vice president of United Banks Service Co. Once promoted to president, he remained with UBSC, through the Norwest and Wells Fargo acquisitions, until his retirement in 1998. Dick's admirable list of volunteer workings included The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce (amongst other roles acted as chairman of the Light Rail Task Force and earned the Del Hock Lifetime Achievement Award for 2001-2002), Corporate Alliance for Better Air, DRCOG (served on several committees and assumed role as an ombudsman following retirement), Colorado Alliance for Science, and Community Advisory Board for George Washington High School's Computer Magnet Program (chairman). The Fine Arts Foundation presented both Dick and his wife Jean with the Citizens of the Arts award in 1996. Dick will be remembered for his keen sense of humor, love of the arts, passion for Formula One racing, and fondness of jigsaw puzzles. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Jean, his daughter Kim Maurer (spouse Scott), son Rick (spouse Karie) and grandchildren Connor and Lindsey Watt and Piper Maurer. His granddaughter, Parker Maurer, preceded him in death. His extended family includes two sisters (also preceding him in death), two nephews, and three nieces. Dick chose to donate his body to Science Care for research. Per his request there will not be a memorial service, but rather a small family gathering in Vail, CO once his cremated remains are returned. Memorial gifts may be made to Denver Hospice at thedenverhospice.org, National Jewish Health at nation aljewish.org or the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at coloradosym phony.org.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Jack Davison
Record added: Oct 30, 2012
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