Steve Jobs memorial draws family, friends and colleagues to pay tribute

Remembering Steve Jobs

According to The Wall Street Journal, the private memorial held for Steve Jobs yesterday included moving words from family, friends and senior executives from the industry.

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 [...] 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.

Others who were close to Jobs that also spoke during the memorial included Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Apple Senior VP for Industrial Design Jony Ive. Bono from U2 also performed, along with Yo Yo Ma and singer Joan Baez, with Bono reading lyrics from an iPad during the performance.

Apple plans to celebrate the life of Steve Jobs on October 19th on the Infinite Loop campus.

Source: WSJ

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