May 28, 1920 - April 13, 2004
Shirley was a Lifetime Member of the Boston Star Trek Association. She was famous within our group for hosting the Annual Meeting in August. For that one day, each year, the BSTA left its futuristic metropolis world behind and travelled out to the Maiewski farm in Hatfield. The weather was usually sunny and the food was always plentiful and delicious. I also recall the stacks and stacks of fanzines in her “Star Trek” room.
Of course, Shirley’s involvement with the BSTA and Star Trek went well beyond the Annual Meeting. She was very involved with Trek fandom. She wrote and edited fanzines, served as chairwoman of the Welcommittee, and was an all-around “Okay, let’s get it done!” motivator within fandom.
I’ve pulled together a few sentences about Shirley from the biographies that have appeared about her in various BASH program books over the years.
Shirley’s husband, Philip Z. Maiewski, passed away in 2001.
She leaves two sons, Joseph Maiewski, of East Walpole, and George Maiewski, of Newton; a daughter, Carole Jackewich, of Hatfield; six grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Firefighting Association, P.O. Box 218, Hatfield, 01038, or to the Hatfield Ambulance Fund, c/o Town Hall, Main Street, Hatfield, 01038.
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enjoyed going to her house each year. She treated everybody the same. There
was always great food, from the fresh corn on the cob, to the fresh kielbasa
that Phillip had done, to the fresh potato salad made from their own potatoes
that they grew.
I will miss seeing
her at conventions.