James V. Candreva, Sr. age 70, of Schererville, IN formerly of South Holland, IL, passed away on November 27, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend Mariann. Loving father of Cathie (Steve) Cowser, Jim (Kathy) Candreva, Jr. and Michael (Lauren) Candreva. Proud grandfather of five. Dear brother of Frank (Ruth) Candreva. Visitation Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Smits Funeral Home 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane (Rt. 30 & Pleasant Springs Lane) Dyer, IN 46311. Prayer service Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Michael the Archangel Church (One Wilhelm St., Schererville, IN) for 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial with Rev. Martin Dobrzynski officiating. Interment – St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery – Schererville, IN.