Steve Jobs' Funeral Today, No Public Memorial Event Planned

The Wall Street Journal reports that Steve Jobs' funeral, a "small private gathering", is taking place today, two days after Jobs passed away at the age of 56.

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Tributes to Steve Jobs at Apple's SoHo retail store in Manhattan (Thanks, Chris)

While neither Apple nor the Jobs family is planning a public memorial service, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted in his email to company employees on Wednesday, that Apple will hold an event for Apple staff to celebrate Jobs' life.

There is no public memorial planned for Mr. Jobs's death, said an Apple spokesman.

In a letter to Apple's employees on Wednesday, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said that the company is "planning a celebration of Steve's extraordinary life" for staff that will take place soon.

Fans of Apple and Steve Jobs have of course taken memorial services into their own hands, setting up impromptu displays of flowers, messages, and other items at Apple retail stores around the world.

Top Rated Comments

Tomorrow Avatar
142 months ago
...neither Apple nor the Jobs family is planning a public memorial service

Suck on that, Westboro. :cool:
Score: 94 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rjtyork Avatar
142 months ago
I hope Westboro doesn't find his funeral. I hate those idiots.
Score: 46 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wikus Avatar
142 months ago
Suck on that, Westboro. :cool:

Best comment in this thread.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Naimfan Avatar
142 months ago
Two thoughts.

First, I hope the service is meaningful for the people it's most important to--his family, particularly his children, and his close friends.

Second, I think the "public" service is going on all around us, as evidenced by the outpouring of thoughts and emotions on the web, as well as the impromptu celebrations of flowers, symbols, and so on, at all sorts of places ranging from Apple stores to the middle of streets.

I wish his family all the best, and extend my sincerest condolences to them, again, especially his children.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wordoflife Avatar
142 months ago
Steve,
Thanks for everything.

Sincerely,
the whole world.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jav6454 Avatar
142 months ago
As he would have wished. Privately.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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