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Steve Jobs' Estranged Father

Clings to His Son's Legacy

10/10/2011 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1010_jobs_father_npg_ex_wmSteve Jobs' biological father -- the man who put the former Apple CEO up for adoption as a baby -- can't let go of his son's memory ... gripping his iPhone 4 today outside a casino in Nevada.

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80-year-old Abdulfattah "John" Jandali -- general manager at Boomtown Casino in Reno -- has claimed he wanted to keep Jobs when he was born ... but his soon-to-be wife (a student) couldn't handle it.

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kitnplayn    

To blame the woman for something HE did, reveals what kind of a man he is. Lots of men raise their children as single parents, or marry in the future. Giving away a child for convenience is vulgar.

1008 days ago
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SantaFeJack    

Has anyone else noticed that TMZ is starting to read like the old News of the World tabloid? Are stories of two-headed babies born to UFO-abducted women going to start popping up on TMZ?

1008 days ago
48.

deedee    

Steve didn't want anything to do with his biological father, just like he didn't want anything to do with his first child. He refused to acknowledge his daughter until later in her life. Kinda interesting coming from an adopted kid.

1008 days ago
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cokry    

GO AWAY.....

1008 days ago
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BeHonest    

WTF? Gave up your own child for a woman!!!??? What a freaking loser.

1008 days ago
51.

Ace Steele    

Steve Jobs had a long, well do***ented history as a thief, liar, & all around douchebag. He lied & stole from Steve Wozniak, he lied & got caught by analysts trying to show his NeXT computer showing a movie, when in fact it was a laserdisc hidden under the table, he lied to the SEC & got fined, he lied in court, saying he was sterile,so he wouldn't have to support his daughter, yet went on to have 4 children. The man was an ethical pile of Sh*t.

1007 days ago
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Sautxyca    

The English version of a piece on Abdulfattah "John" Jandali from a major Arab news site says Steve Jobs' biological father has been in contact with Joanne Schieble Simpson, Jobs' biological mother, for a number of years and they get together a few times a year, according to Jandali. So how can it be that Jandali only recently learned Steve Jobs is his son? That piece also gave Abdulfattah "John" Jandali's birthdate as: March 15, 1931 — the Ides of March. He's a Pisces, on a six day, in year of sheep — same as Steve Jobs. I'm hearing the theme music from the Twilight Zone.

1007 days ago
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Sautxyca    

But there is more: Steve Jobs was also estranged from his adopted sister, Patti Jobs, by all accounts. Paul and Clara Jobs adopted two kids, and Patti was Steve's little sister, three years his junior. Comments on the Internet from Patti's acquaintances say she was a single teenage mom who worked at Fry's grocery store in Milpitas. Patti apparently asked her brother for a bit of financial help when he was a young multi-millionaire but he refused and "didn't give her a dime." You have to wonder why she hasn't come forward all these years; she could have sold her story. Did Steve Jobs pay Patti Jobs to keep quiet? Hopefully Isaacson's bio of Steve Jobs, out in two weeks, will explain the invisible and mute Patti Jobs.

1007 days ago
54.

CN    

The poor guy never met his son..Without DAD there would be no weird steve jobs..Mr LSD is gone ya all..SO WHAT who cares.Mr budda billionaire himself could not buy his health..Maybe his LSD trips created the cancer years ago..rot in peace

1007 days ago
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SARAH    

BECAUSE HE IS SYRIAN MUSLEM STEVE'S GRANDFATHER DIDN'T LET HIS MOTHER AND HIS FATHER GET MARRIED SO IT IS ALL HIS GRANDFATHER'S FALT

1004 days ago
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