Joan Krajewski, former Philly councilwoman, dies at 79

Legendary Philadelphia City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski has passed away.

Krajewski was a powerhouse representing the Northeast’s 6th District. She served as a councilwoman from 1980 until 2012 when she opted to retire.

Councilman Bill Greenlee sat next to Krajewski during council sessions. He says she was “feisty and passionate.”

“You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone at the Aramingo Diner, Mayfair Diner or The Dining Car that doesn’t remember Joan passing through at one time or another,” said Councilman Bobby Henon, who was elected to Krajewski’s seat when she retired.

“I’m shocked and saddened by her sudden passing this morning, but I take comfort in knowing that the City of Philadelphia is better off because of Councilwoman Krajewski’s dedicated service,” Pa. Sen. Mike Stack said.

Sen. Christine Tartaglione summed up her reaction in a more personal way. “Philadelphia will miss her much, she said.  “I will miss her more.” The two were long-time friends.

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