Apple director Jerome B. York passes away today at the age of 71, after he collapsed at his home two nights ago and transferred to Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital. Jerry was born in 1938 and joined Apples Board of Directors in 1997. He was also the former CFO of IBM and Chrysler.
Apple’s CEO said:
Jerry joined Apple’s Board in 1997 when most doubted the company’s future. He has been a pillar of financial and business expertise and insight on our Board for over a dozen years,” said Apple chief executive Steve Jobs. “It’s been a privilege to know and work with Jerry, and I’m going to miss him a lot.
When you go to Apple.com Apple is showing their respect saying: “
With deep sadness we announce the loss of a member of our corporate family and dear friend, Jerry York,” Apple says in a tribute posted to its home page. “Jerry courageously joined Apple’s Board of Directors in 1997, when many doubted the company’s future, and contributed his extraordinary character, business expertise, and leadership to help guide Apple for over a decade. Jerry was one of kind –and we’re going to miss him dearly.”