Bears vice president Tim McCaskey dies

Tim McCaskey, a vice president for the Chicago Bears, died Sunday following an extended battle with cancer.

He is the second oldest of Virginia McCaskey’s 11 children. Tim McCaskey was named a vice president in 1993 and was well liked in the front office by employees, players and media. He had been very ill during the 2010 season.

“Tim, first and foremost , was a fan – as passionate, loyal, critical, analytical, committed and devoted a Bears fan as there ever was,” the McCaskey family said in a statement released by the team. “The tenacity and dignity with which he fought this dreaded disease is an inspiration to all of us.”

Tim McCaskey, a Notre Dame graduate, is survived by his four children, eight grandchildren, 10 siblings and mother.

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