Apple staff to celebrate Steve Jobs’ life on 19 October

10 Oct 2011

Apple CEO Tim Cook has issued a memo to all Apple staff telling them that the company will formally celebrate co-founder Steve Jobs’ life on 19 October at the company’s outdoor amphitheatre on the Infinite Loop Campus in Silicon Valley.

The web has been bursting at the seams from expressions of grief to stories and memories of Apple’s enigmatic co-founder who passed away last week.

Jobs’ family is believed to have held his funeral at a private ceremony at the weekend.

In an email to staff Cook wrote:


Like many of you, I have experienced the saddest days of my lifetime and shed many tears during the past week. But I’ve found some comfort in the extraordinary number of tributes and condolences from people all over the world who were touched by Steve and his genius. And I’ve found comfort in both telling and listening to stories about Steve.

Although many of our hearts are still heavy, we are planning a celebration of his life for Apple employees to take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place. The celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 19, at 10am in the outdoor amphitheater on the Infinite Loop campus. We’ll have more details on AppleWeb closer to the date, including arrangements for employees outside of Cupertino.

I look forward to seeing you there.


John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years