Steve Jobs Remembered at Private Memorial Service at Stanford University
Security was tight at the invitation-only event; meanwhile, California Gov. Jerry Brown declares Sunday as "Steve Jobs Day."
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was memorialized in a private service held under tight security Sunday night at Stanford University.
According to the AFP, security from both Apple and Stanford joined ranks with local police officers to block off parts of the campus for the invitation-only event.
Among those rumored to have been invited are former Vice President Al Gore, a member of Apple's board; Jay Y. Lee, the son of Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-Hee, whose company is currently in a legal battle with Apple over patents related to the technology and design of smartphones and table computers; and the founders of several top Internet companies.
The service was held at the university chapel, which can hold more than 1,000 people. Candles lined a path from the church to the museum, where a reception was held following the service and expected to last later Gov. the night.
Meanwhile, California Gov. Jerry Brown declared Sunday as "Steve Jobs Day," saying he "embodied the California dream."
"To call him influential would be an understatement. ... His innovations transformed an industry, and the products he conceived and shepherded to market have changed the way the entire world communicates," Brown said.
Jobs -- a computer genius who, with fellow college dropout Steve Wozniak, built the first Apple computers from the Jobs’ family garage -- died Oct. 5 at age 56 from respiratory arrest in California after battling pancreatic cancer.
Three days later, he was buried in a private ceremony at a non-denominational cemetery. He also is set to be honored Oct. 19 at a memorial at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.