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Pelham Reacts to Death of Steve Jobs

PELHAM, N.Y. – Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away Wednesday night at the age of 56. The man who helped bring iPhones and MacBooks to millions of Americans battled pancreatic cancer for years.Lola's Tea House owner Leslie Allicks does not own any Apple products but was still shocked and saddened by Jobs' death. She referenced his commencement speech to the graduating class of Stanford University in 2005."I kept that speech," Allicks said. "Some of the words of wisdom he had would stand the test of time. It would still apply."Allicks also praised Jobs for not running away, travelling or doing "the bucket list" when he found out he was ill. She admired that he kept going with his normal life and work despite his cancer.Pelham Pizzeria and Ristorante manager John Ruffolo, who owns an iPhone 4, said he was shocked to hear of Jobs' passing even though he knew about his struggle with cancer. He said Apple will never be the same without the "great, intelligent guy" who changed the face of phones and computers.Ruffolo also lamented how all of Jobs' wealth could not keep him on the earth any longer."All the money in the world is nothing if you don't have your health," Ruffolo said.

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