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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.

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.

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97 months ago

...neither Apple nor the Jobs family is planning a public memorial service

Suck on that, Westboro. :cool:
Rating: 94 Votes
97 months ago
I hope Westboro doesn't find his funeral. I hate those idiots.
Rating: 46 Votes
97 months ago

Suck on that, Westboro. :cool:

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Rating: 30 Votes
97 months ago
Thanks for everything.

the whole world.
Rating: 29 Votes
97 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.
Rating: 29 Votes
97 months ago
As he would have wished. Privately.
Rating: 24 Votes
97 months ago
Just as it should be. He deserves it.

Rating: 23 Votes
97 months ago
Steve, see you on the next plane of existence. Hopefully you will have some cool stuff waiting for us.
Rating: 19 Votes
97 months ago

Suck on that, Westboro. :cool:

Amen. That church needs to be disbanded, and the people who go to it have their heads checked because something is clearly wrong upstairs.
Rating: 17 Votes
97 months ago
R.I.P. Steve. And thank you.
Rating: 13 Votes

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