The condolences and memories are still pouring in for Pennsylvania’s former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter.
Councilman Jim Kenney says Arlen Specter became a true Philadelphian.
“Even though I think he’s from Kansas, he had that Philadelphia cockiness, like an Eagles fan, he would get in your face and come back….in a good way,” said Kenney
Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell says Specter was known for serving constituents.
“No matter what party, no matter what racial background no matter what ethnic group, he cared about our city, he cared about the poor as well as those who have,” said Blackwell.
Councilman Curtis Jones says the Senator saved his fathers life while he was working as a miner in Africa.
“We called the State Department they had no record he was there, we called Specter and in a week we had a telegram from my father who had contracted malaria,” said Jones.
Specter’s funeral is scheduled for Noon Tuesday.