Poor guy sat on Apples' board, helped Steve Jobs get his liver in Memphis, taught Jobs how to wear black turtlenecks properly, dies at 71. ""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," Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said. York, 71, also served as president and chief executive of Harwinton Capital. York was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1938. He graduated from the United States Military Academy, and received an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Michigan."