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Steve Jobs: Memorial grows at Glendale Apple store

October 6, 2011 |  3:00 pm

Steve Jobs memorial at Glendale Apple store
As people shuffled past the Apple store at the Americana at Brand on Thursday, some stopped to snap photos, others to inspect — not the latest iPhone, but a memorial in honor of the company's late co-founder, Steve Jobs.

As Apple customers reflected on Jobs' contributions and how the company might fare without him, it was clear that his reach extended past generations and personal backgrounds, the Glendale News Press reported.

The memorial, which included flowers, a candle, photos and cards, featured a written message next to a drawing of a crying apple, a nod to Apple's ubiquitous logo.

"Thanks for inspiring a new generation with your innovative spirit and elegant taste," it read.

Outside the store, some said they couldn't believe it, others said they were overcome with sadness upon learning of Jobs' death Wednesday. But many said Jobs had probably prepared Apple for the inevitable and believed the company would continue to thrive in his memory.

"I'm honestly not worried, especially with the pressure they have on them to produce," said longtime Mac user Sylvia Hendershott.

Beth Boller of La Crescenta described Jobs' death as a "huge loss" because Apple products have "become a huge part of our lives."

"He was a true genius," she said.

For Breanna Gonzales, it was a time for reflection. She brought her 2-year-old son, Jayden, who put a clutch of sunflowers near the memorial.

"It just felt right," she said.

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-- Jason Wells, Times Community News

Photo: A small memorial set up for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs outside the Americana at Brand store in Glendale on Thursday. Credit: Raul Roa/Times Community News

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