Meyera Oberndorf


Age: 74

Summary: mayor of Virginia Beach, Virginia from 1988 to 2008 considered as the longest-serving mayor in that city's history and the first woman to hold the post and to be elected by voters instead of city council members who called on Congress to keep a moratorium on drilling for oil off Virginia's coast while in office, and who also fought to keep the U.S. Defense Department from closing Naval Air Station Oceana in 2005 and launched a public decency campaign at the oceanfront.

Cause of Death: Complications from Alzheimer's disease

Born: February 10, 1941

Died: March 13, 2015

Virginia Beach, Virginia