Calvin Beard, the owner of CB Consulting and Construction Management, LLC, died on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. He was 65.
He was born on Aug. 6, 1953 to Lorraine (Beard) Booth and the late Roosevelt Evans and in Hale, Ala.
Raised by his grandparents on a thriving farm in the deep south, he sat under the tutelage and watchful eye of his grandfather. His grandfather helped him find his gift of carpentry early in life.
He relocated to Philadelphia and built a track and field career at West Philadelphia High School, where he graduated in 1971.
Beard became a student of his trade and eventually mastered general contracting. He earned an associate degree in electronic engineering technology from Berean Institute in 1983 and earned a bachelor’s degree in computer system technology in 1986 from Spring Garden College.
After working at various companies in electrical, construction and contracting, he started CB
Attorney Joe Damelio talks about the bribery charges his client, Assemblyman Joe Errigo, faces. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
From left, the late Assemblyman Bill Nojay, lobbyist Robert Scott Gaddy and Nojay's successor, Assemblyman Joseph Errigo.(Photo: Staff image)
In September 2016, Assemblyman Bill Nojay, facing a federal criminal charge accusing him of stealing money from a trust fund he handled as an attorney, killed himself.
More than two years later, the assemblyman who took his seat — Joseph Errigo — was arrested and accused of bribery.
Since Errigo’s arrest Wednesday, some in political circles have engaged in occasional dark humor about the possibly jinxed 133rd Assembly seat held by Nojay and Errigo. And, while there may seem to be no connection between the arrests, the seeds of the criminal charges do arise from