Twyman, Former NBA Star and Food Wholesaler, Dies at 78

DAYTON, Ohio — Former food wholesaler John Kennedy “Jack” Twyman, who gained national fame as a professional basketball star and for coming to the aid of an injured teammate, died on Wednesday. He was 78.

The cause of death was blood cancer, according to reports.

From 1972 to 1996, Twyman was chairman and chief executive of Super Food Services, a food wholesaler based here. He was a past chairman of the National-American Wholesale Gr

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