Marie Peckham

Age: 80 plus -- Old enough to know better but still young enough not to care.

Occupation: Retired -- Six years as first clerk of courts at Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Court, then 25 years as records clerk and personnel director for the city of Cuyahoga Falls.

How long have you lived/worked in Cuyahoga Falls? Sixty years.

How would you describe the Cuyahoga Falls area to someone who has never been here? The city of Cuyahoga Falls has everything to offer -- a marvelous school system, the best police and fire departments, wonderful city utilities, every type of recreation facility (indoors and outdoors), a top-rated hospital, A+ restaurants and fast food, pharmacies and drug stores, "yummy" bakeries and I could go on and on -- but I won't. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Well, maybe right near the ocean in a big house so I could invite all my friends.

What are your favorite activities in Cuyahoga Falls? The Natatorium, the Italian fest on the mall and the Bible class at my Pilgrim United Church.

Hobbies/Interests: Golf, bowling, bridge and volunteering.

What is the last book you read? "Flags of Our Fathers" by James Bradley (with Ron Powers).

What would you do if you were the mayor of Cuyahoga Falls for a day? I'd give Mayor Don Robart a "Mayor Robart Day" for his love and dedication to this city.

What is your biggest accomplishment? Serving as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during World War II.

Whom do you most admire (excluding relatives)? Two people -- Rich and Kris Gill who were my mentors when my husband Jack died 15 years ago. They "adopted" me as "Mom" and have been my family ever since.

Something most people don't know about me is ... I'd rather be fishing.

Compiled by Lauren Krupar.