California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared this Sunday as Steve Jobs day in his home state of California, the same day when Apple is holding a memorial service for its late co-founder and former CEO at Stanford University.

Gov. Brown Friday evening tweeted that Oct. 16 would be celebrated as Steve Jobs Day in California as a salute to tech pioneer who died aged 56 after a years-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Gov. Brown issued a statement on Saturday in which he described Steve Jobs as a unique California visionary who revolutionized the way people communicate with his brilliant and innovative products like the Mac computer, the iPhones and iPads.

Apple is conducting a memorial service for Steve Jobs on the same day. Earlier, the company had decided to conduct the service on Oc. 19 at an amphitheater on the company's Cupertino campus, but now it is holding at Stanford University.

According to a copy of the invitation and several invitees quoted by Wall Street Journal, Apple has invited Silicon Valley's biggest names to a memorial service.

Jobs died Oct. 5 of a respiratory arrest that was caused by a pancreatic tumor at approximately 3 p.m., at his residence in Palo Alto, Calif. He was diagnosed with the rare form of pancreatic cancer in 2003.