Apple has sent out invitations for a private memorial to be held at Stanford University's campus Sunday evening. The invitees are some of the most influential people in Silicon Valley and people close to Jobs.
Guests to the invitation-only service were requested to respond to Emerson Collective, a philanthropic organization established by Jobs' wife, Laurene Powell Jobs.
Also, Gov. Jerry Brown tweeted Friday night declaring that Sunday, Oct. 16, would be Steve Jobs Day in the State of California.
Earlier, it had been reported that Apple would hold a memorial service for Jobs on Oct 19. According to a memo sent by CEO Tim Cook, this event for employees is to be held at an amphitheater on the company's Cupertino campus. Like many of you, I have experienced the saddest days of my lifetime and shed many tears during the past week. And I've found comfort in both telling and listening to stories about Steve.
Jobs was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer in 2003. He died Oct. 5 at the age of 56. Jobs' capacity to recognize the potential of both his products like iPhone, iPod and iPad and the people around him significantly affected the conduct and performance of the organization.
Jobs was famous for focusing on Apple's strategic choices and demonstrating the practicality of each, even when they were difficult to achieve.