Skip to comments.Steve Jobs' Estranged Father Never Got Phone Call He Waited For
Posted on 10/06/2011 10:51:36 AM PDT by americanophile
Steve Jobs' estranged father, who had given up his infant son for adoption, had been hoping that his grown son would call him. That hope died today.
Abdulfattah John Jandali had emailed his son a few times in a tentative effort to make contact. The father never called the son because he feared Jobs would think the dad who had given him up was now after his fortune.
And Jobs never responded to his father's emails.
"I really don't have anything to say," Jandali, vice president at Boomtown Hotel Casino in Reno, Nev., told the International Business Times.
Jandali, a Syrian immigrant, had been quoted by the New York Post recently saying he didn't know until just a few years ago that the baby he and his ex-wife, Joanne Simpson, gave up grew to be Apple's CEO.
Jandali told the Post that had it been his choice, he would have kept the baby. But Simpson's father did not approve of her marrying a Syrian, so she moved to San Francisco to have the baby alone and give him up for adoption.
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Look what happens when you rescue a mind from Islam.
Good thing abortion was illegal at the time..........
My G-d the resemblance!
He foresake his son.
Maybe because JOBS had REAL parents???? When a child is given up for adoption, I don’t believe the parents have the RIGHT to go looking for them....it should be the other way around....sounds like Jobs didn’t want that.
Steve almost did the same thing with his first daughter, even denying paternity, but eventually they did reconcile.
Absolutely.....Imagine how many “jobs” we have lost.
On the flip side of that, can you imagine the destruction, suffering, and tyranny that could have been unleashed if Jobs used his mind for Jihad? We'd have a second Khalid Sheik Muhamed on our hands.
it sounds though as if this gentleman was highly respectful of Jobs’ adoptive parents.
His adoptive parents were Clara and Paul Jobs. Clara (Hagopian) Jobs is of Armenian descent, so it’s a fascinating story.
Would Apple have been a successful if his name were Steve Jandali?
Dad’s a wimp. He should have called his son, not waited and then whined. So easy to be a victim. He GUESSED what Steve Jobs might think IF he called. You cannot make decisions based on assumptions about another person, or about fear of what might happen.
The name “John” would indicate he is a Christian. There is a large Christian minority population (10%) in Syria. Mostly Orthodox but I had a distributor in Aleppo many years ago whose family was originally Lebanese and Maronite Catholic.
“Jandali told the Post that had it been his choice, he would have kept the baby.”
I dunno, sounds like he wanted the child. Or do you just not believe him?
Jandali is Muslim.... read this in previous accounts
OMG he does look like Steve Jobs scary
OMG he does look like Steve Jobs scary
Depends. Does Islam encourage free, creative thought?
I wonder if that was really his birth name.
One man’s tragedy is another man’s blessing.
Talk is cheap.
Did the father try to get Steve back before or after Steve became famous. He had other children with Steve’s mother. So he must have a history of trying to reverse the adoption process.
SJ’s biological parents made a huge sacrifice in order to give their child a better life. The father was respectful by only writing letters/emails. SJ was a jerk IMO. IIRC he ignored his first born child for years.
A lot is made out of this guy being a visionary & a genius. While that may be true, it would not surprise me if he were a total jerk.
up until say 20 yrs ago, MOST middle easterners were Christians....
I don’t admire Steve for initially denying paternity. But he embraced his daughter in time.
Good for him.
I’m certainly not prepared to pass judgment. I would probably feel similarly to Jobs if I had been abandoned.
Well, in fairness, I did down grade him to KSM. A mind capable of inventing Apple, iPhone, etc. Should be capable of bettering the 9-11 plot, even if it was battered by islam.
Jobs had real parents, the people who adopted him. This guy is a sperm donor not a father.
Most Lebanese and many Syrians were, but not the ME as a whole.
I suspect there’s a lot of things between the two that we don’t know about.
Says John Jandali - Steve Jobs' biological father
Exactly. My father was adopted. His bio dad made some tentative overtures, through my uncle. My dad wasn’t interested. He wasn’t angry or hurt, he just had a dad. He didn’t need another one.
My grandpa stepped up and was the father of my dad. That’s who we loved and respected as grandpa. I have no interest in the man who is biologically related to me. We have no history together, he never even laid eyes on my dad. So really, there’s nothing to connect us. And I feel that it would be disrespectful to my grandpa.
Is the father muslim? Maybe not.
You didn’t read the story.
Thanks, I stand corrected.
“read the rest his father seems like a good guy”
I suppose it’s possible. I know there is such a thing as a good muslim, but being a muslim is a huge negative.
A friend of mine was a Syrian Catholic. He and his sister, who was in my classes in school, were both adopted. I never thought of him as being of Arab descent until I was much older. They acted the same as everybody else, although when I got older I realized they did indeed look like people from the mideast. I have Arab relatives, and I didn’t care about that then, and I don’t care about it now. Anyway, they’re all Christians.
That is surprising knowing his history....sad for the child
My G-d the resemblance!
No kidding!!! wow!
Paul Jobs was Steve’s father.
I don’t see how anyone besides Steve Jobs can conclude that it was a “shame” that he did not contact his biological father.
Do you know any adoptees? Some feel nothing beyond transient curiousity toward their biological parents.
It’s as if you suddenly found out that your father had fathered children with another woman. Yes, there’s a biological link there, but that is all. That is not enough for some people to immediately start thinking of those biological half-siblings as brothers and sisters.
The story is that the educated" natural" mother wanted Jobs raised in a college educated home.. she approved of the 1st family on the adoption list because they were both well educated..
When they learned the baby was a boy they changed their mind.. the 2nd family on the list was called to come to get the infant boy ...neither was college educated ..when the "mother" heard this she refused to sign the papers..but changed her mind when they promised to send him to college..funny he never did graduate :)
Paul and Clara Jobs’ son has died. Why are we not talking about them instead of a man who had no relationship with Steve Jobs at all?
It makes no difference whether the sperm donor was the best man in the world or had the best of intentions in contacting his biological offspring. Or if it was unfair that he was not able to raise his offspring.
This man was not Steve Jobs’ father and an adoptee has every right to determine whether he wants a relationship with this stranger, and if so, to what extent.
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