Apple Director and IBM ex-CFO Jerome B. York is dead, following his hospitalisation yesterday after suffering a burst brain aneurysm. He joined Apple's board when Steve Jobs came back into the company. Needless to say, Steve is very sad:
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. It's been a privilege to know and work with Jerry, and I'm going to miss him a lot.
Born in Memphis, Tennesse in 1938, York was instrumental in the turnaround of IBM and Chrysler, as well as Steve Jobs' return to the CEO position in Apple, and their own rebound during the turn of the century.
Rest in peace.