Mary Beth Davis, of Linwood, an interior designer of several casino projects and wife of Atlantic County Republican Chairman Keith Davis, died of a heart ailment Thursday at age 36.

Egg Harbor Township Mayor and former Republican state Sen. James “Sonny” McCullough said he spoke with Keith Davis on Friday.

“Our Republican Party and Atlantic County has lost a wonderful lady, a great supporter of her husband and her family,” he said. “She’s going to be missed by many.”

Tom Sykes, of SOSH Architects, said Davis was an “extremely talented (and) very sensitive designer.”

During her four years at the firm, she designed interiors at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack in Chester, Pa.; a wedding chapel at The Pier Shops at Caesars, and a number of other commercial properties.

“While there’s always a lot of pressure involved in design aspects, she made you laugh and enjoyed the process,” Sykes said. “She kept her priorities straight.”

Sykes said she left the firm six years ago to focus on her family while she was pregnant with her first son, Harrison. She also had a son, Henry, 2 years old.

Michael Mangini, director of SOSH’s interior design department, said the firm was in mourning.

“A lot of our employees that knew her from the time she worked with us still kept in touch,” he said. “Her children and our children played together. ... They were extended family, really.”Contact Wallace McKelvey:


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