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In Tribute to Calvin J. Gooding
38 years old.   Residence: Riverside, N.Y.
Died in World Trade Center

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I speak for every Springfield Rifle that played on the football field next to you or in your era. I speak for every young man and woman that played in Montibello Park's basketball tournaments. I speak for every football, baseball, and basketball family from Sloan St in Springfield Gardens, Queens, NY. I speak for Zulu, his brother. I speak for Rhad, my brother, who played next to Calvin on the field. I speak for his father who was my coach as a young man. I speak in the voices of every single person who grew up with you. From our hearts we maintain the love of our brother, son, and friend. And from our souls we hold you in our hearts in harmony for the love of the game. We shed no tears but gain strength in just saying your name.... We honor you, Calvin!

*** Posted by Gene Carter on 2008-06-07 ***

My son, Will, was reading these comments about the victims of the World Trade Center attacks, and I saw Calvin's name. My sister and I remember him from his Packer days. We all went to Packer, and he was a year behind me in school. He was very funny and friendly and memorable. We are so sorry to hear that Calvin is gone, and we send our condolences to his family.

*** Posted by Margaret Elkind-Van Gelder on 2008-03-24 ***

I am an alumni of Haverford College '79. I met Calvin on one of my visits to Haverford his freshman year. We played ball and discussed life as a young black man at Haverford. Calvin and I managed to stay in touch until the past ten years. We had a budding friendship at the time and would touch base on his breaks and during the summer months. I always enjoyed the time we were able to share and am truly sorry that he was a victim in a horrendous act against America. I just found out that he was in the Towers. We had lost touch through the years. I hope and pray for the best for his family and friends.

*** Posted by Kevin C. Long on 2008-02-27 ***

I found out recently about Calvin's death. I was his sister Allyson's best friend, but then my family moved away. I have memories of Calvin in his baseball uniform. I remember him and his dad walking to the bus stop. But I especially remember how smart he was, gifted. I can hardly believe this has happened, but my prayers and thoughts continue to go out to the family. I love the Gooding family.

*** Posted by Vicki Stone Green on 2007-10-11 ***

It's hard to believe six years have passed. Calvin's physical presence is gone from our midst, but he will never be forgotten. His smile, laughter, and jokes always remind me of fun times back in the day in Jamaica, Queens. Continue to smile on us, Calvin!

*** Posted by Donna Dozier Gordon on 2007-09-11 ***

Montreal, Quebec, 08/09/2007. My prayers are always with you. Enjoy your new family. I am glad you found happiness again. God bless.

*** Posted by Donna Bynoe on 2007-08-09 ***

I grew up playing little league football with Calvin on the Springfield Rifles Organization in Montibello Park over in Springfield Gardens, Queens. He was a great cat on and off the field and always had that "Dont Give Up" attitude on and off the field. His father was my first coach and was very instrumental in allowing me to understand the game much better. I will always remember those A-Team and B-Team days homie.

*** Posted by Yale Albritton aka Malik on 2006-09-06 ***

I grew up wih Calvin....All around  GOOD GUY....I sincerely can't think of a better person..He was to be looked upon as an example of a young brother that had been places and was surely going more places, and his life was cut short for God knows what! I remember Calvin the athelete, the Calvin that was never in any sort of trouble and always the big confident smile that he wore... ..I surely miss seeing him on "Bello" day...Good bless you my friend!

*** Posted by Kevin Francis on 2005-09-10 ***

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