Weston Alpheus Gayle affectionately known as “Doc” or “Doctor” 76, of Rochester, New York passed away peacefully on January 15, 2021. Weston was born to the late Cecil Gayle and Ivy Binns on September 8, 1944, in Clarendon, Jamaica, W.I. After completing his formal education, he worked for the Ministry of Health in Kingston for numerous years prior to migrating to the United States in 1970. Weston has always called Rochester, New York home.
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As a young adult, Weston developed an interest in automotive repair. This interest began his career as a skilled technician at various car dealerships in the Rochester area. When not at work, he would spend his time repairing cars for friends and family. In 1977, Weston began working at General Motors as a machine operator. On October 1, 2002, Weston put on his favorite suit, stepped into General Motors looking cleaner than the board of health and proudly retired after 25 years of dedicated service.
Weston’s spiritual journey led him to Pilgrim Pentecostal Church of God where he fellowshipped for several years. In 2003, he joined his wife, Beverly and became a member of Faith Tabernacle of Prayer under the Leadership of Bishop Paul Parnell. In 2004, he was baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Occasionally, he would participate in the men’s choir. He enjoyed hearing the songs “I’m Free” and “My Soul is anchored.” Weston often expressed his admiration towards the Pastor Aide Committee.
Weston loved cooking traditional Jamaican/Caribbean dishes and making homemade juices. Some of his favorites included Irish moss, Fish Tea, and Cow foot with Beans. He took pride in preparing and sharing meals with his family and friends. In his free time, he enjoyed watching basketball, tennis, horse racing and playing dominos. Weston enjoyed vacationing in Jamaica and visiting family and friends in Connecticut and Canada. Weston’s Charm, Charisma, Strong sense of fashion, and love for his family will truly be missed.
His parents Cecil Gayle and Ivy Binns predecease Weston. Weston leaves to cherish his memory, Wife of 25 years, Beverly Gayle, Rochester, NY; Children; Sophia (Howard) Miller, South Carolina; Liz-Ann Karen Gayle, England; Brandon (Saamra) Gayle, Texas; Six Grandchildren: Anthony Hayward, Weston Miller, Cameron Miller, Markus Gayle-Schultheis, Myles Gayle and Cassius Gayle. Two Great grandchildren: Zoe and Zen Hayward. Siblings: James Gayle, Canada; Delroy Gayle, New York; Hermalin (Gregory) Gayle-Kearse, Maryland; Packeta (Rene) Tadal, Pennsylvania, Olga Gayle, Jamaica; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, church family and friends.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith
2 Timothy 4:7