Gabe exhibited an unyielding dedication to improving the quality of life in his community through a myriad of civic activities including service on numerous boards. He was the recipient of dozens of honors and awards during his lifetime.

When he was not working, Gabe was an active outdoorsman and athlete - an avid windsurfer, a Level II PSIA-certified ski instructor at Bristol Mountain, cyclist, swimmer, tennis and soccer player.

Gabe was married to his wife Jean for 28 years. The couple had one daughter, Amanda.