Two sisters from Ohio were killed last week after a brick pillar holding up their hammock collapsed on top of them.
Scout, 14, and Chasey Scaravilli, 12, were remembered at a Celebration of Life event on Saturday just one week after the tragic accident occurred at their home in Cleveland Heights, according to WKYC.
“I got a lot of love from them and I smothered them with kisses to a fault. But they are going to be with me forever,” dad JJ Scaravilli shared with the outlet.
Both Scout and Chasey were lying in a hammock that was tied to a tree along with a brick pillar when the pillar collapsed on them around 7:45 p.m. local time on June 14.
They were eventually freed from beneath the bricks and transport to a local hospital but died several hours later according to Cleveland Heights Police.
“I don’t blame anybody, I don’t blame myself, I don’t blame those girls,” JJ Scaravilli told WKYC. “I looked at it 100 times. I never thought a brick pillar would come down like that – it was never in my mind.”
Scout was set to start ninth-grade while Chasey was headed into seventh grade according to Hathaway Brown, the all-girls private school they attended in Shaker Heights.
“The entire HB community is saddened by the loss of the Scaravilli sisters; they will be greatly missed by so many friends, classmates, and teachers. Our thoughts and prayers are dedicated to their family,” Head of School Fran Bisselle said in a statement.
In the joint obituary, the girls are remembered by family members for their bond and differing but unique personalities.
Mom Heidi described her Scout as “selfless” and like a second mother to Chasey, who was a “quick-witted firecracker.”
“[Scout] always saw the best in everyone and gave us encouragement. She was the one who brought us all together,” her parents said.
Chasey, had a “clever sassiness,” a “creative and magical soul” and a “knack for getting what she wanted.”
“They were charming. They were sweet. They were powerful. They were adored,” said dad JJ.
The sister leave behind twin younger sisters, Coco and Cassidy.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.