Long Time Modified Veteran Frank L. (Skip) Zeigler Sr. Passes At 75 Loved to race and build cars

Terryville- Mr. Frank L.(Skip) Zeigler, Sr, 75, died Sunday morning, July 31, at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was the husband of Linda J. (Hartt) Zeigler.

Mr. Zeigler was born January 11, 1936 in Waterbury son of the late Frank O. and Ruth F. (Weeks) Zeigler. He was raised in Thomaston and was a graduate of Oliver Wolcott Technical High School in Torrington. He had worked for 38 years as a mechanic for the former George’s Service Station in Thomaston. He was a race car enthusiast and raced and built modified race cars for twenty years, in 1966 he was track champion at Plainville Stadium.

Skip started racing at Plainville, CT in the late 1950's and was a regular until the track closed. His trade mark was the red and white coach bodied number 126. The last three seasons he ran his brother Gene's Flying 0 coach. Skip also raced at Riverside Park, Stafford, Thompson, Lebanon Valley, and a few other tracks in Up-state NY.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, Frank L. Zeigler, Jr of Beacon Falls; three daughters, Kelly A. McCormack and Pamela Szymanoski both of Kensington and Tracey A. Nichols of MO; three brothers, David A. Zeigler and Guy Zeigler both of Thomaston and Gene Zeigler of SC; one sister, Lee Kingsman of New Milford; eleven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Diane Sherman.

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