September 10, 1979 – June 15, 2016
Erin McCleskey, 36, of Austin, Texas, passed away on June 15, 2016. Erin was born in Temple, Texas on September 10, 1979. She graduated from Anderson High School and continued to attend Sam Houston State University where she studied marketing. Erin was an entrepreneur. She had an artistic eye for creating beautiful things, and loved to practice photography, especially taking pictures of Lake Austin in her own backyard. She enjoyed volunteering at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in her spare time. Erin had a passion for animals, especially her cats. Gabe, our family Sheltie will miss her immensely. As anyone who ever met her would tell you, Erin was incredibly fun to be with. She had a great sense of humor and an unforgettable contagious laugh. She had a delightful and infectious smile. She was a smart and resilient woman, loyal daughter, aunt and friend. Above all, being an aunt was Erin’s joy. She loved spending time with her nieces and nephews and loved and cared for each of them as if they were her own. Erin’s family and friends are heartbroken at this loss, but her sweet and loving spirit will be forever remembered by everyone who knew her. Erin is survived by her grandparents Albert and Joanie Shapiro, parents Michael and Casimiera Shapiro, sisters Taylor and Melissa Shapiro and Brittany McCleskey Pecoy and husband Joel, brothers Chesley and wife Randi, and Jason Shapiro and girlfriend Erin Ball, nieces Ashlynn and Violet, nephews Chesley, Jr. and William, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends. Erin is preceded in death by her father, Ben Michael McCleskey, grandparents, Paul and Julia Samojedny, grandmothers, Pat Miller, Sandy Shapiro.
A private celebration of Erin’s life will be held on Sunday June 19th. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
April 5, 2017
June 30, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember Erin from middle school, and she was always so sweet, fun, and light, truly a kind spirit.
June 26, 2016
Hello, read the article on Erin, my sincere condolences on the family's loss. My prayers go out to the entire extended family, Patricia, San Antonio, Texas
June 19, 2016
We are so very sorry for the loss of your precious Erin I had the pleasure of meeting her and she was sweet girl. Please know that all of you are in our continued thoughts and prayers.
Suzanne and Bill Ball
June 19, 2016
May God bless Erin, her family , those whom she touched , rest with the Lord Jesus in eternal peace. Amen.
June 18, 2016
Dear Family Members:
My name is Maylene Bird. Erin volunteered in my classroom at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. I want you to know what a delight Erin was to have in my math classroom. She was wonderful with students- patient, kind, and understanding. She truly cared about the work she did with the kids. She contacted me three weeks ago to discuss returning to the school, and I told her how much I looked forward to seeing her. She truly was a gift to all who knew her and will be missed. On behalf of the school and myself, I send you condolences.