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Jack Twyman

Jack TwymanAKA John Kennedy Twyman

Born: 11-May-1934
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Died: 30-May-2012
Location of death: Cincinnati, OH
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Basketball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Cincinnati Royals forward, NBA Hall-of-Famer

Six-time All-Star power forward in 1950s-60s pro basketball, who became the legal guardian for his friend and teammate Maurice Stokes (19331970) after Stokes was sidelined with a debilitating brain injury. Also had a successful post-sports career as a grocery executive.

Wife: Carole Frey (m. circa 1955, until his death, three daughters, one son)
Son: Jay Twyman
Daughter: Julie Brockhoff
Daughter: Elizabeth A. Bessone ("Lisa")
Daughter: Michele Guttman

    High School: Central Catholic High School, Pittsburgh, PA
    University: University of Cincinnati

    Super Foods Service, Inc. CEO (1972-97)
    Member of the Board of Super Foods Service, Inc. (as Chairman, 1972-97)
    Member of the Board of Western & Southern Financial Group
    Basketball Hall of Fame 1983

    Cincinnati Royals (1957-66)
    Rochester Royals (1955-57)

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