The Chicago Tribune reports the Bears have announced the passing of team Vice President Tim McCaskey, who had been battling cancer for the past 17 months,
“Tim, first and foremost , was a fan — as passionate, loyal, critical, analytical, committed and devoted a Bears fan as there ever was,” said the McCaskey family. “The tenacity and dignity with which he fought this dreaded disease is an inspiration to all of us.”
Tim was the second oldest of Ed and Virginia McCaskey’s 11 children. He was named to his vice president position in 1993 after a four-year, part-time affiliation with the club.