Aston was born in Kingston, Jamaica to Mabel and Oscar McFarlane. As a young child he went to Calabar School with his late brothers Roy, Derek and Teacher. Also his cousin Barbara. Barbara at some time came to live at their family home. She expressed that he was very protective of her. Barbara wanted to go to the shop across the road from the school to buy candy, but Aston adamantly told her no and that she was not allowed to go unless she was with him. One day she went without his knowledge. He later found out and severely reprimanded her.
After Aston graduated from High School he worked as an apprentice at John Crooks Car Dealership in Kingston. He became very skilled, efficient and very focused when repairing cars.
In his early twenties he took his skills to London, England. There he worked as a motor mechanic. Aston found England to be too cold and too far away from Jamaica so he immigrated to New York, America. His love of working on cars continued and his position elevated.
In New York, he met and married his wife Ernestine in 1966. They were together until her passing in 2015.
While living in the Bronx, New York, his two young sons, young cousins, nieces and nephews were very excited at Christmas time, as he would give them an envelope with a small monetary gift.
After Aston and Ernestine retired, they moved to North Port, Florida. At his new home he enjoyed growing sugar cane, oranges, mangoes, papaya, bananas and grapefruit.
As the years went by his cousins and friends would also move to North Port, Florida from New York. They would gather, have family functions and play dominoes.
The years continued and his health began to fail. After a while of having extra help at home, he then lived his final years at Port Charlotte Nursing Home, Rampart Blvd. There he received excellent care.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Port Charlotte Nursing Home. A special thanks to all the nursing staff who treated and cared for him. Errol Anderson - BIG UP!
Also previous ( at home ) care givers: Cynthia, Lilly and Carin. Thanks for your time, patience, compassion and very much hard work. God Bless You All!
Charles ( at the Nursing Home ), thank you for being such a good roommate to Aston; so alert, attentive and hospitable.
Aston is survived by his two sons Cleveland ( Delroy ) and Anthony McFarlane. Nephew, Michael McFarlane; Niece, Pauline Rowe McFarlane; Nephew, Oscar McFarlane II; Cousins : Barbara Gordon, Patricia Maloney ( Prim ), Earl Cain, Trevor Cain, Brian Francis, Luzon Edwards ( cousin in law ) and many more. Many grand and great grandchildren.