Memorial Service for Steve Jobs Brings Tributes from Family and Friends

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Memorial services for Steve Jobs continued over the weekend, with one arranged for family and friends at Stanford University's Memorial Church drawing a number of high-profile personalities to celebrate Jobs' life. According to The Wall Street Journal, the service included remarks from a number of Jobs' family members, as well as close friend and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Apple design guru Jony Ive.

Steve Jobs’s widow Laurene Powell Jobs, sister Mona Simpson and three of his children spoke at the memorial service held for the Apple co-founder on Sunday, according to two people who attended.

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Both people who attended described the service as incredibly moving and a fitting tribute to Mr. Jobs, who was known as a tech visionary, demanding boss and a fanatic for design. One person mentioned that many speakers cracked jokes about Mr. Jobs, who died on Oct. 5 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

The report notes that music for the service was provided by cellist Yo Yo Ma, folk singer Joan Baez, and U2 singer Bono, who read lyrics from an iPad.

Jobs' private funeral was held two days after his death earlier this month and an event for Apple employees will be held this Wednesday. That event will reportedly include a temporary closure of Apple's retail stores to allow employees to view a live webcast of the service.

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Top Rated Comments

HarryKeogh Avatar
165 months ago
wheres tribute from macrumors?

I think this whole website is a tribute to Steve Jobs. (though what I really want to reply is "why troll? seriously.")
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tigres Avatar
165 months ago
Damn, another tear.

Every time...:o
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rye9 Avatar
165 months ago
It's nice to see such a warm goodbye to SJ; he deserves it
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TSYoder Avatar
165 months ago
May the world be more receptive next time a man as great as you is discovered.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gramtrax Avatar
165 months ago
Your work changed the world, Steve. What an amazing achievement!
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Shrink Avatar
165 months ago
It seems to me that this all has been handled with dignity and good taste.

Too many funerals, memorials, tributes, and the like are media circuses. Jobs funeral and memorial services were, appropriately, private and intended for family and close friends.

I'm afraid I must disagree with those who want it streamed or otherwise dumped into the public domain. To put it into that context diminishes the dignity of the event. Some things just don't belong online.

Let those close to him grieve in private...




RIP
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)