Frank “Pooch” Gabor, a Grant Town native, is the son of Frank and Theresa Gabor. He graduated from Fairview High School in 1953 and served in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1957. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Fairmont State in 1961. While a student at Fairmont State, he was a member of Tau Beta Iota Fraternity and Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges. He lettered for three years in baseball and one year in soccer. He earned his Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from George Washington University in 1964.
Because of their major gift in support of the West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State in 2006, the Gabors became the namesakes of the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center and continue to back its mission to identify, preserve and perpetuate the region’s rich cultural heritage. In 2007, the Gabors were honored with the Distinguished Citizen Award.