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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