Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Remembering Calvin C. Goode, honored as Historymaker 2003

Phoenix - Goode, Calvin C., 93, of Phoenix passed away on December 23, 2020. Mr. Goode served continuously on the Phoenix City Council from January 2, 1972 - January 3, 1994, serving 11 consecutive terms. He was the longest tenured elected official in the history of the City of Phoenix, serving as Vice Mayor in 1974 and 1984. The Phoenix City Hall was renamed the Calvin C. Goode Municipal Building in his honor.

Councilman Goode lived a life of community service, advocating for equal opportunity, affordable housing, education, and improving the quality of life in Phoenix, through a wide range of organizations and was a longtime active member of the Historic Tanner Chapel AME Church.

Mr. Goode leaves to cherish his memory three sons—Vernon (Zina), Jerald, and Randolph (Natalie); six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 12:00 Noon-4:00PM outside the Calvin C. Goode Municipal Building located at 251 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85003

Services will be virtual on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 10:00AM via Zoom and Facebook Live using the information below:




(669) 900 6833

Meeting ID: 874 2678 7724

Passcode: 994517



In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following.

•George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center: www.azfoundation.org/CalvinGoode

•Booker T. Washington Child Development Center: www.btwchild.org

•A.C.T. Goode Scholarship, NFBPA-Central Arizona Chapter: www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=GR6TFZHRDDGPG&Z3JncnB0=

•STARS Scholarship, South Mountain Community College: www.southmountaincc.edu/paying-college/scholarships/stars

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Published in The Arizona Republic from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2021.