Several hundred friends and family of Steve Jobs gathered for a private memorial service at Stanford Memorial Church Sunday night (Oct. 16), the university said.
Following an approximately 90-minute service in the dramatically illuminated church, guests walked along a candle-lined path to an outdoor reception at the Cantor Arts Center.
Among those attending were leaders in the high-tech, entertainment and political worlds.
Traffic was diverted around the Oval for several hours Sunday because of the event, and the Quad was closed for the hour before and during the service.
Governor Jerry Brown proclaimed Sunday (Oct. 16) Steve Jobs Day in California.
"To call him influential would be an understatement," Brown said.
"His innovations transformed an industry, and the products he conceived and shepherded to market have changed the way the entire world communicates.
"Steve Jobs embodied the California dream."
Jobs died Oct. 5 at 56.