Disney effects supervisor Ron Osenbaugh dies at 79

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Ron Osenbaugh, a special photo effects supervisor for Disney who worked on 1985’s The Black Cauldron, died December 26 at Glendora Nursing Home in Wooster, Ohio. He was 79.

The photo-rotoscope supervisor for Disney’s TRON (1982), he did photographic effects for My Science Project (1985) and was the color timer for Ernest Saves Christmas (1988).

He was born Ronald Earl Osenbaugh on March 10, 1932, in Hutchison, Kansas. Osenbaugh married Phyllis Haven on October 28, 1983.

Osenbaugh served with the United States Navy during the Korean War.

He enjoyed trains and gold panning.

He was predeceased by sister Opal and brothers Howard, Bud and Gerald.

Besides his wife, Ron Osenbaugh is survived by children Randy, Robert, Greg, Stephanie, Cathy and Molly; stepchildren Thomas, Royce, Darren and Kevin; many grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and sisters Gwen and Dorothy.

Graveside services were held last Friday in Wooster Cemetery, with Rev. Kevin Phipps officiating. McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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