Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was laid to rest Friday at the Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto, Calif., according to a death certificate obtained by various news organizations from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.
Fittingly, Jobs will be surrounded by some of the artists he loved and the technologists who inspired him. They include country singer Tennessee Ernie Ford and Grateful Dead member Ronald Pigpen McKernan.
Technologists buried nearby include Hewlett-Packard co-founder David Packard and engineer Lewis Terman, who mentored Packard and HP co-founder Walter Hewlett.
Jobs, 56, died in his Palo Alto home Wednesday, Oct. 5 of respiratory arrest. He suffered from a metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor, first diagnosed five years ago, according to the death certificate. No biopsy or autopsy was performed on the body, which confirms Jobs was laid to rest Friday, Oct. 7.
He battled pancreatic cancer in 2004 and underwent a liver transplant in 2009 after taking a leave of absence for unspecified health problems. He took another leave of absence in January -- his third since his health problems began -- and resigned in August, handing the CEO job over to his hand-picked successor, Tim Cook.
Jobs died the day after Apple announced its latest iPhone, the 4S, which will go on sale Friday. Some fans and investors were initially disappointed that Apple didn't come out with a smartphone that is radically different from the existing iPhone 4. But Apple said first-day pre-orders of the device on Friday topped one million - higher than the record set by the iPhone 4 when it was released last year.
Jobs may have passed away, but his legacy will continue as the gadget wizard left behind plans and concepts for four years of new products, according to a Daily Mail report.
Alhough Jobs was probably aware his death was nearing, he worked for more than a year on Apple products he believed would ensure the company's future. In visualizing groundbreaking products for four more generations, he prepared blueprints for new iPads, iPods, iPhones, and MacBooks. Jobs also reportedly tried hard to get plans approved for a spaceship-style company headquarters in California.
Apple employees will hold a memorial service to celebrate Jobs' life on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. at the company's Cupertino, Calif., campus, according to an email sent out by Cook. An Apple spokesman said that the company will not be holding any public services.
Jobs' occupation on the certificate was listed as entrepreneur in the high-tech industry.