Paul Hartline Coderko
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Paul Hartline Coderko
  • October 20, 1957 - September 23, 2017
  • Burbank, California

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Paul Hartline Coderko, 59, of Burbank died at his home on September 23, 2017.


Paul was born on October 20, 1957, in Hillsboro, Illinois the son of Anthony John and Dorothy Jane (Hartline) Coderko. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his grandparents, Anthony G. and Mary L. (Hornak) Coderko and Paul T. and Dorothy (Crowder) Hartline.

Survivors include his three children, Jenifer Nicole 27; Thomas Anthony 24; and Kathryn Jane 23 and their Mother, Josephine Ann Famiglietti, all residents of Burbank, Ca. He is also survived by three sisters, Jan Marcott, Kim Spencer, Ann Coderko, Aunt Mary (Hartline) Donahue, nephew Doug Neihaus, his son August Neihaus, niece's Brooke Spencer, Jenna Spencer, Auna (Spencer) Williams and her son Beckham Williams.

Paul was a 1976 graduate of Hillsboro High School. He attended Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, for two years and was a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) film school with a Bachelor of Arts, Film and Television Production.

His long career in television included work as a stage manager and assistant director on various sitcoms, (Night Court, Growing Pains, Girlfriends, Saved by Bell and George Lopez), just to name a few. For almost 20 years, For almost 20 years Paul worked for the 5am KTLA news show as a Second Stage Manager and mid in September he started his second job every Sunday as a stage manager for Fox Sports/NFL. He started working for Fox Sports in 2011. Paul never referred to either job as "a job". He was proud of what he had accomplished and loved what he did.

Growing up he was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hillsboro. In March of 2004, Paul converted to Catholicism through the same church that his three children were baptized in, St. Robert Bellarmine. All of his children served as altar servers during his confirmation to a Catholic. He was very happy that his children were able to participate in the ceremony. Paul served as a Eucharistic Minister in church and also would travel once a month to give the sick communion at home.

Heartbroken family and friends will miss Paul's beautiful generous spirit, his love of laughter, shared good times, his love of rock and roll, and most of importantly the unconditional deep love he had for his children. Paul's family meant everything to him. He also had a lifelong commitment to compassion and kindness which he lived in every aspect of his life.

Those who knew him will find strength in knowing that he is at peace and in God's hands.

Requiem aeternam, Paul.

In paradisum deducant te Angeli; in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres, et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Ierusalem. Chorus angelorum te suscipiat, et cum Lazaro quondam paupere æternam habeas requiem.

May the angels lead you into paradise; may the martyrs receive you at your arrival and lead you to the holy city Jerusalem. May choirs of angels receive you and with Lazarus, once a poor man, may you have eternal rest."