by | May 25, 2018 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Lyla Rubin Longman passed away unexpectedly May 10, 2018.

She was born to Harry Rubin and Rebecca Rothstein Rubin in Norfolk, Va. She attended Taylor Elementary, Blair Jr., and Maury High School. She graduated from William and Mary with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and teaching.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Bruce Longman. They were married 61 years after becoming high school sweethearts. She had five children, 15 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends, and all of the “family” that made their way under her tent throughout the years. She loved deeply and showed that love through acts of kindness and generosity that are beyond measure. She taught her children, grandchildren, and anyone else who might be watching, a quiet and selfless way to navigate this world in a meaningful way that makes a lasting impression on others. She looked for the good in others and found it. She gave her time, her love, her attention, and her support to her family, friends, and strangers alike.

She had a remarkable 61 years of marriage, friendship, and total adoration with her husband, Bruce, raising five children, running his dental practice, and managing all of the details of their life together. They traveled together throughout the world, participated as members in Brith Sholom and Ohef Sholom Temple, and enjoyed socializing with friends and family.

She is also survived by her children, Robert (Becky Beddard), Susan (Johnny Parker), Elana (Dov Frand), Amy (Mark Wolf), and Bari (Donald Eanes), and their children and grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be offered to the family at