John R. Coduto

May 1, 1961 - September 18, 2017

John R. Coduto


Poplar Grove, IL

John R. Coduto, 56, of Poplar Grove, IL passed away peacefully, Monday afternoon, September 18, 2017 at the U.W. Hospital, Madison, with his loving family present, after a short battle with cancer.  John was born May 1, 1961 in Chicago, IL the son of Richard and Audrey.  He graduated from North Boone High School and married Pamela on November 28, 1981 at St. James in Belvidere.  John served the citizens of Belvidere for 30 years as an officer with the Belvidere Police Department where he was a S.W.A.T. team leader.  In enjoyed hunting, fishing as well as being a firearms instructor at the Maritime Institute in Baltimore, MD.  He was also a member of the Tri-City Shooting League.  John loved his family, family dinners and being a Papa.

John is loved and will be missed by his wife, Pamela; daughter, Valerie; grandson, Nicholas; siblings, Lisa, Anthony (Lynn), Deborah, Richard (Rebecca); nieces and nephews, Joshua, Taylor, Riley, Sophia and his Belvidere Police Department family.  John is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.  Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 in St. James Catholic Church, 402 Church Street, Belvidere, IL.  Burial will be in Belvidere Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given in care of John’s family for a memorial to be established.  To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit

Service Schedule

Thursday, September 21, 2017
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.

Friday, September 22, 2017
10:00 am

St. James Catholic Church

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 in St. James Catholic Church, 402 Church Street, Belvidere, IL.

Burial will be in Belvidere Cemetery.

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We are so sorry for your loss. We just found out about John’s passing. Your in our prayers.

Art & Yvette Macias 2022-05-01T13:51:16

So sorry for your loss.
Prayers for the family.
John will be missed by many.

Randy High 2017-09-24T22:18:03

I am so sorry to hear that John is gone. He was my best friend growing up in Roselle. When we were kids, he introduced me to fishing, baseball, shooting pellet guns and general outdoor mischief like jumping off rooftops into snowbanks. I’m so sad that he is gone, but when I think of him, it always brings a smile to my face. I’ll always have wonderful memories of John. My condolences to the entire Coduto family.

Al Swierzy 2017-09-24T00:45:34

Words are inadequate at time like this. You have our deepest condolences
and are in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,
Jeff and Maryann Beckman

Jeff Beckman 2017-09-22T20:05:31

I was very saddened to learn (just today) of John’s passing. I worked with John until 1993 when I left to come to work in Colorado. I remember John as a courageous, ambitious, and compassionate Police Officer. More importantly, I remember him as a fierce family man and outdoorsman.

I extend my sympathies to all of John’s family and his BPD family as well.

Tim Brown 2017-09-22T17:59:15

Pam and Valerie, we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you both.

Erin and Tony Blaeser 2017-09-22T01:30:38

Pam, you and your family are in our thoughts an prayers. John was a great guy. I will miss training with him and going to dinner in Little Italy.
They say “Blessed are the peace keepers.” and I truely believe that. I will see you agaim 1 day, rest in peace my Brother in Blue.

Jim and Angela Jeck 2017-09-21T23:55:23

John will always be a pleasing memory to me as I remember the many hours of working with him on the Police Department, taking videos of his competitions, his sheepish but content smile. John was a very pleasant person to be around and his disposition seemed to rub off onto many. Even though we had lost contact these past few years, I always get a warm feeling when I see John and the rest of the guys in my treasure of police department pictures. John, you will sorely be missed and my heart felt condolences to his immediate family as well as his paternal family. God Bless my friend. Rest in Peace.

William D Villont 2017-09-21T20:32:38

Pam, Valerie, and family our prayers go out to you on the passing of John. He was a great fellow Officer to all who knew him. John & Susan Fish

JOhn Fish 2017-09-21T13:33:11

My sincere condolence in this very sad time. So glad i got to talk to you both a few months ago.I am saddened and shocked.My prayers are with with your family.

Donna Alty 2017-09-20T21:11:00

Pam, Valerie, Nicholas, Lisa, Anthony, Lynn, Taylor, Josh, Debbie, Richie, Becky, Riley and Sophia

We are sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to you all, we are so sorry for your loss.
Denise and family and Auntie Jane

Denise Robinson 2017-09-20T18:08:01

Our family send our sincere condolences on the sad passing of Officer Coduto. We will lift your family up in prayer for strength, comfort and peace as you walk the journey ahead. May you sense God’s presence all around you.
The Oberholtzer Family

Dave and Pam Oberholtzer 2017-09-20T17:20:20

So very sorry, our prayers to Pam, Valerie, Nicholas and family. God bless you friend.

Jerry & Vicki Leenheer 2017-09-20T17:15:22

I was so sorry to learn of John’s passing. I first met him when he started with the BPD and I was the public defender for Boone County. As the years passed I had several opportunities to both interact with him in court and to observe him in public. He was an extraordinary police officer and a very good man.

David Towns 2017-09-20T17:03:03

Pam & Valerie,

I am so sorry for your loss. John was an excellent attribution to this community. I just loved him. He was a kind, caring and funny guy.

Our Deepest Sympathies,
Dani Cornwell-Klaus & Family

Dani Cornwell-Klaus 2017-09-20T15:57:49

Tony and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead.

Beth Marlewski 2017-09-20T13:39:00

We will miss John dearly. We send our thoughts and prayers to his family. John will always be held close to our hearts. Bill and Shirley Berghorn ❤️

Bill and Shirley Berghorn 2017-09-20T13:01:05

Pam, Valerie and Nicholas, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. John was a great husband, father and papa and will be missed greatly.

Hazel Bailey 2017-09-20T12:13:26

Prayers are with u and your family in this difficult time. He was a great man and a wonderful person

Kelly Paulson 2017-09-20T11:15:21

Pam & Family,
Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family!
Andy & Sue Pearson & Family

Andy & Sue Pearson 2017-09-20T08:14:10

Sorry for the loss of john he was a great guy my prayers go out to his family and friends

Kim 2017-09-20T04:30:56

Sorry to hear of Johns passing prayin for his family .

Bill toft 2017-09-20T03:38:46

My thoughts are with John’s family at this time. May he be your Guardian Angel watching over Pam and the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nancy Patt 2017-09-20T03:08:10

I was so sad to hear that John passed away Please except my sincerest condolences

Marilynn Riske 2017-09-20T02:42:03

Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. John was a stellar man. He was a great friend and mentor to many. He will be forever remembered.

Luis Munoz 2017-09-20T01:23:53

So shocked and sadden by this. Truley a wonerful person. Looked forward to our nightly chats. He will be so missed by everyone

Pamela Richardson 2017-09-20T01:14:27

I’m so very sorry for your loss. John was a great person. May you all find peace through this very difficult time.

Jill Hayes 2017-09-20T01:13:40

Pam and family,
Cammi and I are so saddened by John’s passing. He was such a special man. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Chris Gates 2017-09-20T00:04:56

Pam and Val our thoughts and prayers are with you. I have many great memories playing softball with John.

Rowland Warrington 2017-09-19T23:36:20

Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Sue and Tom 2017-09-19T23:27:14

So sorry for your families loss. John will be missed by many.

Gerri Scheider 2017-09-19T22:41:42

Sorry for your loss. John was a great person. Prayers to the family.

Anita Hayes 2017-09-19T22:32:44

Rest In Peace my friend.

Rick Baker 2017-09-19T21:54:57

My heart goes out to John’s family. Sending prayers for comfort and peace. I am so sorry for your loss.

Marie Bizzle 2017-09-19T19:23:29


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