LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Steve Jobs was born to Joanne Carole Schieble and Abdulfattah “John” Jandali but was later adopted by Clara and Paul Jobs. But weeks ago, Abdulfattah John Jandali told news he was saddened that he may never see his son again. Steve Jobs today died at age 56. Schieble and Jandali have yet to comment about Jobs’ passing.
Just weeks ago, Jandali, 80, told news that he lived his life with a broken heart. And yet, when news surfaced that Jobs was ill, Jandali said that he feared that he would never be able to send a final message to his son.
In August this year, Abdulfattah John Jandali told news “Now I just live in hope that, before it is too late, he will reach out to me.” Yet Jandali feared that that might never happen. He added “even to have just one coffee with him just once would make me a very happy man.” It remains unknown if that final meeting ever happened.
Jandali claims that it was an alleged decision by Steve Jobs’ biological mother, Joanne Schieble Simpson, to give him up for adoption, not his. And yet, at 80 years old, Jandali still works around the clock as Jobs did at Apple for decades.
What prompted the adoption? “She did not want to bring shame onto the family and thought this was the best for everyone” Abdulfattah John Jandali claimed in an August news interview. Jandali now serves as vice president of a Reno casino.
But in 1955, Jobs’ biological parents were not married. Clara and Paul Jobs ultimately raised Steve in Mountain View and Los Altos in California.
Jandali decades later is bothered by Schieble’s alleged decision to give Jobs up for adoption. ”I’d be lying if I said it doesn’t sadden me to have not been part of my son’s incredible journey.” He adds “This might sound strange, though, but I am not prepared, even if either of us was on our deathbeds, to pick up the phone to call him”. It remains unknown if that call was ever made.
Funeral arrangements have not been announced.