A memorial service for Steve Jobs will be held at Stanford University on Sunday, Oct. 16, in the evening as a private service.

Gov. Jerry Brown named Oct. 16 as Steve Jobs Day in the honor of the Apple co-founder and visionary.

This Sunday will be Steve Jobs Day in the State of California, Brown tweeted the announcement on Friday.

Invitations to the private event were extended to some of Silicon Valley luminaries and those close to Jobs, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Guests to the invitation-only service were asked to respond to Emerson Collective, a philanthropic organization established by Laurene Powell Jobs, Steve Jobs' wife, says the Journal.

Apple employees are expected to join in a memorial event at the company's headquarter in Cupertino, Calif. on Wednesday morning.

Jobs, who held a 97% approval rating from Apple employees when he resigned as CEO, passed away on Oct. 5, just a day before Apple announced the newest version of iPhone, 4S. The loss of a genius inventor who lived his life continuously change the tech and media paradigm was mourned all over the world and many tributes to Jobs were created.

Job's family held a private funeral on Oct. 7, after which Jobs was buried quietly at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto.

Tim Cook, Apple's current CEO, sent a message to its employees following Jobs' death.

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple, said Cook in an email.

We are planning a celebration of Steve's extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email rememberingsteve@apple.com.