Philip Barberio

Visual effects veteran

Visual effects veteran Philip Barberio died May 8 in Duarte, Calif. of multiple myeloma. He was 60.

Born in Burbank, Calif., he served in the U.S. Navy and graduated Cal State Northridge.

Barberio worked in visual effects for three decades, with credits on films including “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” “Blade Runner,” “The Return of the Jedi,” “The Abyss,” “Ghost Busters” and “The Blob.” He was visual effects supervisor for TV series “The Sentinel” and visual effects editor for “The Flash.”

He partnered with two colleagues to open his own visual effects company, BB&J Visual Effects, in 1992.

He is survived by his wife Lois; a sister and a brother.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church at 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village.

Donations may be made to City of Hope National Medical Center, Central Processing, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte CA 91010.

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