Fmr. Philadelphia Councilwoman Joan Krajewski dies

Joan Krajewski

August 29, 2013 4:34:21 PM PDT
Longtime Philadelphia Councilwoman Joan Krajewski has died.

Krajewski, from the city's Port Richmond section, retired last year after serving on council for 32 years.

She suffered from health problems in recent years.

In a statement issued Thursday morning, Council President Darrell Clarke said, "Joan was a great champion of Northeast Philadelphia. She was an unfailingly supportive colleague. And more importantly, she was my friend."

"I hope what Philadelphians remember most about Joan is she was a genuinely caring, warm, good human being. My heartfelt condolences go to Joan's sons and to all others who were privileged to know her," Clarke said.

Krajewski was 79 years old.