Steve Jobs was the co-founder, chairman and former Chief Executive Officer of Apple, Inc. He died in October 2011 at his California home due to complications of pancreatic cancer. Following his death the store windows of the old Apple Store in Palo Alto were covered in sticky note tributes for several weeks.
Originally having a preference for cremation, two days before his death he decided that he wanted to be buried in the cemetery near his adopted parents at Alta Mesa. As there is no requirement to erect a gravestone or marker, he was buried in an unmarked grave in Alta Mesa Cemetery on the edge of Palo Alto in Silicon Valley.
As hundreds of fans visit the cemetery searching for his grave, a guest book was established in the cemetery office. The first page of the book states, “We appreciate your kind thoughts and wishes for Mr. Jobs, but with consideration for the privacy requested by his family, we do not divulge his burial location here at Alta Mesa.”
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night, saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”
There are several images on the internet of Steve Jobs’ gravestone. These images are the result of creative imagination and contests to create celebrity headstones.