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.
All funeral services are private.
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