Steve Job’s eulogy that was given at his memorial service by his sister, Mona Simpson, on October 16th was published in the New York Times Opinion pages Sunday. It was a powerful and moving piece that truly was written from the heart. While it went on to catalog the history Mona had with her brother Steve, it didn’t fail to mention the most treasured memories that he had with his wife and children. But what caught most people’s attention was at the end of the eulogy when Steve was on his death bed where he was about to utter his final words. Here are the words as quoted from the eulogy:
Steve’s final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times.
Before embarking, he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life’s partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them.
Steve’s final words were:
OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.
To read the eulogy in its entirety, use the New York Times link below.