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Steve Jobs' Estranged Father Never Got Phone Call He Waited For
ABC via Yahoo! News ^ | October 6, 2011 | COLLEEN CURRY

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adoption; apple; johnjandali; stevejobs
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Fascinating.
1 posted on 10/06/2011 10:51:42 AM PDT by americanophile
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To: americanophile

Look what happens when you rescue a mind from Islam.


2 posted on 10/06/2011 10:52:21 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile
Abdulfattah John Jandali, Jobs' biological father.


3 posted on 10/06/2011 10:54:01 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

Good thing abortion was illegal at the time..........


4 posted on 10/06/2011 10:54:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: americanophile

Sad.


5 posted on 10/06/2011 10:57:17 AM PDT by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012!)
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To: americanophile

My G-d the resemblance!


6 posted on 10/06/2011 10:58:02 AM PDT by poobear (Facts, the TURD in the punchbowl of Liberal thought!)
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To: americanophile

Tough.

He foresake his son.


7 posted on 10/06/2011 10:58:27 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: americanophile

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.


8 posted on 10/06/2011 10:58:47 AM PDT by goodnesswins (My Kid/Grandkids are NOT your ATM, liberals! (Sarah Palin))
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To: BunnySlippers

Steve almost did the same thing with his first daughter, even denying paternity, but eventually they did reconcile.


9 posted on 10/06/2011 11:01:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

Absolutely.....Imagine how many “jobs” we have lost.


10 posted on 10/06/2011 11:01:29 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: americanophile
Look what happens when you rescue a mind from Islam.

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.

11 posted on 10/06/2011 11:01:35 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: goodnesswins

it sounds though as if this gentleman was highly respectful of Jobs’ adoptive parents.


12 posted on 10/06/2011 11:01:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: goodnesswins

His adoptive parents were Clara and Paul Jobs. Clara (Hagopian) Jobs is of Armenian descent, so it’s a fascinating story.


13 posted on 10/06/2011 11:02:27 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Sacajaweau

Would Apple have been a successful if his name were Steve Jandali?


14 posted on 10/06/2011 11:02:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: americanophile

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.

Whiny.


15 posted on 10/06/2011 11:02:38 AM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers?)
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To: americanophile
Look what happens when you rescue a mind from Islam.

Not all Syrians are Muslims. Lots of Syrians and Lebanese live in my area, because they settled around a Maronite Catholic Church nearby. St. Maron was a monk from what is now a part of Syria.
16 posted on 10/06/2011 11:03:13 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: americanophile

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.


17 posted on 10/06/2011 11:04:08 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: BunnySlippers

“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?


18 posted on 10/06/2011 11:05:23 AM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: americanophile
I read about this a few weeks ago. A real shame Steve Jobs never called his biological father. It's a bad sign of a crazy streak Jobs had. On a practical level Jobs and his children need to know grandad in case of inherited medical problems.

Yeah ol Stevie was so driven he refused to make an old man happy, the old man who brought him into this world. The man who is also the biological father of famous author Mona Simpson.
19 posted on 10/06/2011 11:05:36 AM PDT by dennisw (nzt - works better if you're already smart)
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To: katana

Jandali is Muslim.... read this in previous accounts


20 posted on 10/06/2011 11:06:47 AM PDT by dennisw (nzt - works better if you're already smart)
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To: americanophile

OMG he does look like Steve Jobs scary


21 posted on 10/06/2011 11:06:56 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: americanophile

OMG he does look like Steve Jobs scary


22 posted on 10/06/2011 11:07:08 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"Jobs was born in San Francisco[1] and was adopted by the family of Paul Jobs and Clara Jobs (née Hagopian) of Mountain View, California.[5] Paul and Clara later adopted a daughter, Patti. Jobs' biological parents – Abdulfattah John Jandali, a Syrian Muslim immigrant to the U.S.,[24][25] who later became a political science professor at the University of Nevada and is presently a vice president of Boomtown Hotel Casino in Reno, Nevada,[26] and Joanne Schieble (later Simpson), an American graduate student[27] of Swiss and German ancestry[28] who went on to become a speech language pathologist[29] – eventually married."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs#cite_note-23>

23 posted on 10/06/2011 11:07:51 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Depends. Does Islam encourage free, creative thought?


24 posted on 10/06/2011 11:08:12 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (welcome dies irae)
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To: dfwgator

I wonder if that was really his birth name.


25 posted on 10/06/2011 11:08:37 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: americanophile

One man’s tragedy is another man’s blessing.


26 posted on 10/06/2011 11:08:43 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Betis70

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.


27 posted on 10/06/2011 11:10:33 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: bboop

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.


28 posted on 10/06/2011 11:10:49 AM PDT by The Sparrow
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To: Buckeye McFrog

up until say 20 yrs ago, MOST middle easterners were Christians....


29 posted on 10/06/2011 11:11:34 AM PDT by cherry
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To: dfwgator

I don’t admire Steve for initially denying paternity. But he embraced his daughter in time.

Good for him.


30 posted on 10/06/2011 11:11:59 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: dennisw

I’m certainly not prepared to pass judgment. I would probably feel similarly to Jobs if I had been abandoned.


31 posted on 10/06/2011 11:11:59 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Depends. Does Islam encourage free, creative thought?

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.

32 posted on 10/06/2011 11:14:19 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: americanophile

Jobs had real parents, the people who adopted him. This guy is a sperm donor not a father.


33 posted on 10/06/2011 11:15:35 AM PDT by Varda
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To: cherry

Most Lebanese and many Syrians were, but not the ME as a whole.


34 posted on 10/06/2011 11:15:42 AM PDT by RockinRight (If everyone wants to ride in the wagon, then who is pulling it?)
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To: americanophile

I suspect there’s a lot of things between the two that we don’t know about.


35 posted on 10/06/2011 11:15:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: americanophile
I fear time is running out to meet son I was forced to give away

Says John Jandali - Steve Jobs' biological father

Like father, like son ... John Jandali and Steve
Like father, like son ... John Jandali and Steve
Nick Stern

read the rest his father seems like a good guy

36 posted on 10/06/2011 11:16:19 AM PDT by dennisw (nzt - works better if you're already smart)
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To: goodnesswins

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.


37 posted on 10/06/2011 11:24:11 AM PDT by mockingbyrd
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To: americanophile

Is the father muslim? Maybe not.


38 posted on 10/06/2011 11:30:28 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: goodnesswins

You didn’t read the story.


39 posted on 10/06/2011 11:32:09 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: dennisw

Thanks, I stand corrected.


40 posted on 10/06/2011 11:35:35 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: dennisw

“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.


41 posted on 10/06/2011 11:35:43 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


42 posted on 10/06/2011 11:39:26 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: americanophile
It probably turned out with the best possible outcome.
43 posted on 10/06/2011 11:39:38 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: dfwgator

That is surprising knowing his history....sad for the child


44 posted on 10/06/2011 11:40:06 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: poobear

My G-d the resemblance!
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No kidding!!! wow!


45 posted on 10/06/2011 11:40:08 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: americanophile

Paul Jobs was Steve’s father.


46 posted on 10/06/2011 11:40:22 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Please stop posting "helpful hints" in parentheses the title box. Thank you.)
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To: dennisw

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.


47 posted on 10/06/2011 11:45:03 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Please stop posting "helpful hints" in parentheses the title box. Thank you.)
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To: The Sparrow
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.

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 :)

48 posted on 10/06/2011 11:45:46 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: americanophile

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?


49 posted on 10/06/2011 11:46:49 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Please stop posting "helpful hints" in parentheses the title box. Thank you.)
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To: dennisw

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.


50 posted on 10/06/2011 11:50:37 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Please stop posting "helpful hints" in parentheses the title box. Thank you.)
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