After a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer, Apple founder Steve Jobs was surrounded by family when he peacefully passed away on Wednesday, October 5th in Palo Alto, California.  Jobs has been credited with 338 US patents on technological devices ranging anywhere from electronic staircases to keyboards; however, he is best known for founding Apple Computers alongside Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne and A.C. "Mike" Markkula Jr. in 1976.   Statements from Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Disney's Bill Iger all commended Jobs as one of the most significant visionaries of our age while Steven Spielberg referenced him as the most prolific inventor since Thomas Edison.  Originally diagnosed with a less aggressive form of pancreatic cancer in 2004, Jobs was extremely private about his health issues and only resigned from Apple on August 24th when he stated that he could "no longer meet
[his] duties and expectations as Apple's CEO." *  Jobs, who was 56 is survived by his wife Laurene Powell Jobs and their three children.  Jobs is also the father of American journalist, Lisa Brennan- Jobs from a previous elopement.