Joan Koczor Maricopa
Joan Koczor

Joan Koczor, a Maricopan since 2005, is a senior advocate and a member of the Age-Friendly Maricopa Advisory Committee. She writes about senior issues for InMaricopa.

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Reside in: Desert Cedars
Maricopan since: 2005
Occupation: Retired
Family: Husband of 56 years. Two adult sons. Three grandchildren. Four great-grandchildren.
Pets: None
Cars: 2020 Hyundai Tucson
Hobbies: Reading. Researching history of places, people, events. Writing.
Pet peeve: Expressions such as “back in the day.”
Dream vacation: Italy
Like most about Maricopa: Small-town atmosphere
Like least about Maricopa: Too much growth. Too many housing developments. No occupancy laws/restrictions.

Favorite …

Charity: Veterans organizations

Book: No favorite

Movie: “Gone with the Wind,” 1917

Actor: No favorite

Song: “All in the Game” theme from “A Summer Place”

Musician: The group Journey

Team: No favorite

Athlete: No favorite

Food: Anything home made. Especially Italian.

Meal: Spaghetti

Restaurant: Papadeaux

Getaway: Anywhere fun and different.

Quote: “Do what you feel in your heart to be right. For you will be criticized anyway.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Words to live by: “If you are not an active part of the solution, you are an active part of the problem.”