Timothy Edward Beyer, 73, of Mt. Greenwood, died July 2.

Funeral services were held July 9 from Curley Funeral Home to St. Rita of Cascia Chapel. Private interment followed.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jacqueline; his children, Keith (Kathryn), Jonathon (Donna) and Timothy Patrick; his grandchildren, Thomas, Sean, Casey and Nolan; his siblings, William, Cecelia (Mark) Hochsprung, Matthew (Marge) and Christopher; and seven nieces and nephews.

A lifelong resident of Chicago’s South Side, Beyer graduated from St. Rita High School in 1966. From there, he earned a bachelor of arts in German from the University of St. Thomas and a master’s degree in education from National Lewis University.

Beyer worked in the trucking and food services industry before settling in to a 22-year career teaching history in the Chicago Public Schools. A voracious reader and student of history, his great passion included 20th-century American history and World War II, as well as researching his family’s German and Irish ancestry.