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Steve Jobs' Father Would Like to Meet Him

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    Now that Steve Jobs has some more time there is someone who would like to spend some time with him.

    The former Apple CEO's biological father Abdulfattah John Jandali reportedly wants to meet his son, according to a report in The New York Post.

    Jandali and Jobs' biological mother, Joanne Carole Schieble, met at the University of Wisconsin and had a son. Schieble's father reportedly would not allow her daughter to marry a Syrian immigrant and the couple was forced to give their child up for adoption.

    Now 80, Jandali is the vice-president of a Reno casino and he says he has no plans to retire like his son.

    But he tells the Post he would like to meet his son before something happens to either of them.

    “This might sound strange, though, but I am not prepared, even if either of us was on our deathbeds, to pick up the phone to call him,” Jandali. “Steve will have to do that, as the Syrian pride in me does not want him ever to think I am after his fortune.”

    Jandali says he has never called his son over the years but he has sent him birthday cards but he did not sign those as Jobs' dad out of respect for his adoptive parents.

    “…I don’t want to take their place. I just would like to get to know this amazing man I helped in a very small way to produce,” he said.