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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We do too.My husband’s best friend’s late father was muslim. He too was a doctor who saved many lives while he was still working.
I have worked with some JERKS...they can be EXCEPTIONAL in certain areas....but, then in other areas of their lives....they are JERKS.
I have several friers who were adopted.Some want to meet their bio parents while others would only like to know their medical histories and would prefer not to have actual contact.I think it depends on each individual what they want. I know one lady I when I lived in NY who after meeting her birth family came home and thanked her Mom profusely for adopting her and giving her the life she had because there were 7 other real kids with very dysfunctional lives with her birth Mom.
Guilty as charged. Sorry.
wasn’t he 22 yrs.old when that first child was born...not young high school. Old enough to have a Bachelor degree...
Yeah, I don’t care specifically that he didn’t want to meet his bio dad. But when you couple that choice with ignoring his first child, then that starts to paint a picture of a cold man.
He just always struck me has a hippy who made good but never ditched the 20 year old self-centered attitude. It’s annoying to see him held up as some sort of hero. He did well. He invented cool stuff. He bought a new liver which most people with PC will never be able to do. He probably lived 8x longer than most people with that diagnosis. I am sorry he suffered. I’m sorry when cancer takes anyone. It’s all very sad. But a hero, he’s not.
15 minutes ago I read an article that said Steve surviving 7 years after his cancer diagnosis was the average.
Most PC patients die within the year according to the article. But those few who have the rare type, as Steve did, last about the same amount of time as he did. They acknowledged that his liver transplant was unusual, but it did not make a difference in his survival.
God bless Steve Jobs.
Sorry friers= friends...this auto correct really bites sometimes....
Something like that he was born in 1955 and she was born in 1978 so he was 22 or 23....
I don’t agree. He was a sperm-donor. You don’t know why he put him up for adoption. You don’t really know what kind of man he was. I spent decades barely speaking to my dad, WHOM everyone idolized at his funeral, by the way. Funny, none of his 6 kids were there....
Yes, but his casino is called Boomtown :-)