Thursday, December 24, 2020

2003 Historymaker Calvin C. Goode dies at age 93

We are saddened to learn that long-time Phoenix City Councilman Calvin C. Goode has died, Wednesday, December 23 at the age of 93. He was honored as a Historymaker by the Historical League in 2003. There are many, many tributes to him. He will be missed.

KJZZ reports: As Phoenix’s second African American council member, Calvin C. Goode was elected 11 consecutive times. He served a record 22 years before retiring. Goode died Wednesday at the age of 93. Through a city spokesperson, the Goode family said Calvin C. Goode passed at 3:25 p.m. on Dec. 23, 2020, at Banner University Medical Center from a non-COVID related illness. Memorial services are pending. The family requests privacy during this time.

 During a 2001 interview for the Historical League’s Arizona HistoryMakers collection, Calvin C. Goode was asked what he’d like to be remembered for. 

“Don’t talk about all the awards,” he said. “I got a lot of plaques but remember me as a person who tried to do the best thing for people.”