A list of celebrities, politicians, including the Clinton family and House Democratic Leader and California member of Congress Nancy Pelosi, media magnates, high-ranked executives and industry figure heads had attended a private memorial service held for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs who passed away on Wednesday October 5, 2011, yesterday at Stanford University’s Memorial Church.
Jobs was buried in the Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto, California on Friday afternoon, October 7. The Alta Mesa Memorial Park includes many other technology greats like Hewlett-Packard’s co-founder David Packard and engineer Lewis Terman who were partners with Walter Hewlett — who gave Jobs’ his first summer job at the age of 13.
People entered the Memorial Church at Stanford University for the private memorial service of Steve Jobs on Sunday in Stanford, Calif. [Image credit: WSJ]
The Wall Street Jorunal is reporting that “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.”
Chief creative officer of Pixar John Lasseter, former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, Google CEO Larry Page, Dell CEO Michael Dell, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison were among the highest-ranked industry executives who paid tribute to Jobs’ life accomplishments, in addition to media magnate Rupert Murdoch and actors Tim Allen and Stephen Fry.
U2’s Bono, cellist Yo Yo Ma and singer Joan Baez also performed during the more than an hour-long service, with Bono reading lyrics from an iPad, according to one of these people.
Apple is scheduled to have a memorial for Mr. Jobs that will be attended by company employees on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Apple Stores will be shut down for an hour on Wednesday so that employees can view a live stream of the Apple celebration of Steve Jobs’ life.
Tim Cook also issued another email last week to thank employees for their accomplishments, urging them to take extra paid time off this Thanksgiving week for a job well done.