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Editor’s Note: The following article originally ran on on June 29, 2013.

Long-time community leader Joan S. Davis has passed away

Joan Davis, the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cooper Hospital System, passed away this evening at the age of 75.

Along with her position in the Cooper Health System, Davis was also known as a long-time community leader in the city of Camden. So much so, that Camden dedicated Seventh Street Park in her honor during a ceremony back on June 6.

“Joan Davis served on the Cooper Board of Trustees for 20 years and was the first woman to become Vice Chair in 2006,” said Cooper Board of Trustees chairman George E. Norcross III in a statement. “She was a tireless advocate for Cooper, as well as the City of Camden, and will be sorely missed.”

Davis received her both her bachelor’s degree and her M.B.A from Temple University.

Among the community positions she held were president of the Camden Free Library, Director of Cooper’s Ferry Development Corporation, Chairman of the Camden Redevelopment Agency, served on the Board of Trustees for both the Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey and CAMcare Health Corporation.

She was also appointed a five-year term as Commissioner of the Delaware River Port Authority.