Dick Picard

Richard "Dick" Picard, 86, resident of Pinetop and Peoria died June 18, 2018 in Phoenix. He was born April 15, 1932 in Laconia N.H.

Dick graduated from Yale University in 1954 and later from Harvard University with an MBA. He was a pioneer and leader in the computer data processing industry working at GE, IBM, Smith Barney, American Express, and finally as a Senior Vice President at Valley National Bank in Phoenix, where among his many accomplishments he was responsible for management of their computer operations center and the brought the first ATMs in Arizona in 1977.

He is survived by his son, Rick Picard (Laura Waller); and daughters, Janine Smith and Sue Picard (Jane Lindaman).

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Mary Picard.

Dick will be honored at a private ceremony July 19 in Phoenix. Friends and family can pay their respects at a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Community Church, 1915 Penrod Lane in Pinetop, where he will be interred beside his loving wife.

Messinger Mortuaries, 7601 E. Indian School Road of Scottsdale handled arrangements. (480-945-9521)

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