Steve Jobs’ sister, Mona Simpson, has published a eulogy about her brother in the New York Times today. Simpson delivered eulogy was given at a memorial to him on October 16 at the Memorial Church in Stanford University, the same university where Jobs gave a speech.
In the eulogy, she recounts her first meet with Jobs, his family life and the trials and tribulations during his ousting out of Apple in the 1980s and during his illness. The most impacting is definitely the last moments of his life, and the final words he said.
“I want to tell you a few things I learned from Steve, during three distinct periods, over the 27 years I knew him. They’re not periods of years, but of states of being. His full life. His illness. His dying,” Simpson, a renowned author, writes.
“Steve worked at what he loved. He worked really hard. Every day.”
The most powerful bits, I feel, were when he first became ill. I’ll let you read the full eulogy, but it shows how devoted that Steve was towards his family.
You can read the entire eulogy at the New York Times’ page.