Eleanor Gillock, matriarch of a longtime Meadows racing family, passed away on Sunday, February 12 at the age of 87.

A resident of Belle Vernon, she was often in attendance at The Meadows watching her sons’ horses race.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Michael J. Gillock, along with 10 brother and sisters.

She is survived by three daughters, Brenda (Bill) Sutton of Washington, Barbara (George) Popelas of Houston and Debra Hawker of Smithfield; and two sons, Michael and Richard (Linda) Gillock of Belle Vernon.  She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 3-9PM Tuesday (February 14) in the James C. Stump Funeral Home, 580 Circle Drive, Belle Vernon.  A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Wednesday, February 15 with Pastor Joe DiDonato officiating.