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Middletown Legend "Wild Bill" Ziegler Remembered As Kind, Unique Character

Middletown Legend "Wild Bill" Ziegler Remembered As Kind, Unique Character

William "Wild Bill" Ziegler, a local legend for his loveable weirdness and eclectic Newfield Street store Wild Bill's Nostalgia Center, died Tuesday at 70.

Ziegler's shop is an institution, and he was remembered Thursday as a fun-loving, welcoming, unique character in the city's business landscape. His emporium of oddities opened in the late 1990s on Route 3 after outgrowing two previous locations.

"Wild Bill was a loving father, grandfather and friend to all. Our loss is a shared loss. There was no one quite like Wild Bill, nor will there ever be another,"

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