Of Santa Rosa, CA passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in her home surrounded by her family after her battle with cancer. Valerie was born October 20, 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey and raised in Highland Park. Valerie relocated to California in 1984 with her family (Peter/Jay). Valerie worked for Macdonald Insurance where she met the love of her life, Greg. Greg and Valerie married in 1994 and have resided together in their home in Santa Rosa CA. Valerie was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Ruby Serge and her son Darin Takacs. Valerie is survived by her husband Gregory Macdonald; her son Jay Takacs (Jennie); her step children Gregory Jr. (Kelly); Kelly (John); Scotty; Elizabeth; her grandchildren, Ethan; Dasie; Emmitt; Lucy; Sammie; her siblings Carolyn (Gerhardt), Anthony; Rev. Ruby (Rev. Marcel); Mary; Pamela (Bobby); Barbara (Andy); Michael; Frances (Cindy); and 44 nieces and nephews along with countless friends, her Santa Rosa neighborhood family on Hop Ranch Circle, and dear friends Laura, Margret and Diane all of whom will miss her dearly. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to
. Donations may be made online at www.cancer.org/donate Memorial Services will be held on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses located at 1225 Sonoma Ave Santa Rosa CA. A private reception will be held after for close friends and family.
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Daniels Chapel of the Roses
1225 Sonoma Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Published Online in the Press Democrat from May 21 to May 24, 2013