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Steve Jobs buried beside fellow techies he admired

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By Noel Young, Correspondent

October 13, 2011 | 2 min read

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been buried in Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto, California, near some pioneering technologists he admired, according to Forbes.

Forbes, citing Jobs' death certificate released on Monday, said that the Alta Mesa Memorial Park was also the burial place of Hewlett-Packard's David Packard, whose partner and co-founder William Hewlett gave Jobs his first summer job.

Jobs told the story of how, as a 12- or 13-year-old boy, he telephoned Hewlett to ask about a part missing from a device he was building. After chatting with Jobs, Hewlett offered him a summer job on an HP assembly line, which Jobs compared to being "in heaven."

Also buried there: country musician Ernie Ford, Grateful Dead member Ronald McKernan and engineer Lewis Terman, a mentor of Packard and Hewlett, according to website Find-A-Grave.

The death certificate, released on Monday said Jobs, 56, suffered from a "metastic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor" and died of respiratory arrest Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. His occupation was listed as "entrepreneur."

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