Steve Jobs was a remarkable man and has left an indelible footprint on the world.
He came from simple beginnings.
He was a Buddhist.
His genius is undeniable…
his wisdom is also undeniable.
He seemed to know the essence of making a difference, at least in his case.
He seemed to be true to himself…
and never forgot his humanity
and the fact that he would eventually die as will all of us.
In death, he is still remarkable.
He died from pancreatic cancer, a very lethal cancer which he fought…
but the cancer eventually won and claimed his life.
In life he may be very different from us…but in death we are all the same…
May he be remembered for his work but most of all …
May he be remembered for his humanity.
May he RIP.
Jobs was born in San Francisco and was adopted by the family of Paul Jobs and Clara Jobs (née Hagopian) of Mountain View, California. Paul and Clara later adopted a daughter, Patti. Jobs’ biological parents – Abdulfattah John Jandali, a Syrian Muslim immigrant to the U.S., who later became a political science professor at the University of Nevada and is presently a vice president of Boomtown Hotel Casino in Reno, Nevada, and Joanne Schieble (later Simpson), an American graduate student of German ancestry who went on to become a speech language pathologist – eventually married. The marriage produced Jobs’ biological sister, novelist Mona Simpson; the two of them first met in 1986 as adults and have enjoyed a close relationship since, with Jobs regularly visiting Simpson in Manhattan. From Simpson, Jobs learned more about their birth parents and he invited his biological mother Joanne to some events. Jandali claims that he didn’t want to put Jobs up for adoption but that Simpson’s parents did not approve of her marrying a Syrian. Jandali’s few attempts to contact Jobs were unsuccessful; Jobs did not contact his biological father either. Jandali gave an interview to The Sun in August 2011 when Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple; Jandali also mailed in his medical history after Job’s pancreatic disorder was made public that year.
Steve Jobs at the WWDC 07