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Services Wednesday for Joan S. Davis, Cooper trustee

Services for Joan S. Davis, a longtime trustee of the Cooper Hospital System who passed away Saturday evening at the age of 75 after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer, will be Wednesday.

Relatives and friends are invited to visitation services beginning at noon Wednesday, July 3rd at Platt Memorial Chapels, 2001 Berlin Road, Cherry Hill, NJ. Services will begin promptly at 1 p.m. Contributions, in her memory, can be made to The Cooper Foundation, 200 Federal St., Suite 146, Camden, NJ 08103.

Along with her position in the Cooper Health System, Davis was a long-time community leader in Camden, with the city dedicating Seventh Street Park in her honor during a June 6 ceremony.

Mrs. Davis served on the Board of Trustees since 1994 and was vice chair of the Board in 2006. She served as chair of the quality, governance and strategic/facilities planning committees, and as a member of the Executive Committee.

"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, chair of the Camden Redevelopment Agency, and member of Board of Trustees for both the Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey and CAMcare Health Corporation.

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

Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband, the Hon. Theodore Z. Davis; her son, Theodore Z. Davis. Jr.; and one sister.