Philadelphians say final goodbye to Joan Krajewski

Former Philadelphia City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski was laid to rest Wednesday.

People from all different walks of life came to pay their respects to the former 6th District councilwoman at Givnish Funeral Home on Academy Road, including dump truck driver Catherine Zampitella.

“A fighter for the people the people everywhere,” said Zampitella. “She’s a Richmondite. She’s the coolest chick I ever know that came out of Richmond.”

Others called her a legend who will be missed in Philadelphia politics.

Krajewski died last week after an extended illness. She was 79.

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