I haven't adequately tested to rule out a mistake in code yet. I certainly will submit a bug if one is warranted but I am not 100% sure it's a bug yet. I also need to test on different computers and browsers. Since my project uses pause and loop plugins it will likely not be considered a true bug. I have discovered that if you implement my above listed workaround the overlay 'clone' object disappears when the original disappears UNLESS you make the other 'clone' object on a SEPARATE LAYER (<-This seems to be critical in getting this working)... so there might be something to this but I'm still digging.