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Apollo 8 moon landing

Douglas J. Spence, 85; With Twin Brother, Lived Eventful Life

IN MEMORIAM:  Douglas J. Spence, 85;

With Twin Brother, Lived Eventful Life

Doug Spence

ONEONTA – Douglas J. Spence, 85, who worked on Apollo 8, met the Beatles and spent 31 years in the newspaper business in Florida, drifted away at his home in Ormond by the Sea, Fla., on Dec. 18, 2018.

He and his twin brother, Donald, were born in Oneonta on March 28, 1933, to the late John and Betty Spence.

After graduating from Oneonta High School in 1952, the twin brothers joined the Navy. Doug served as a radarman, sailing around the world for four years.

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