Mary Biss, 69, was survived by her two sons, Michael Macera of Winchester, Ky., and Steven Macera of California. Biss, who suffered from pulmonary disease, loved living downtown, said her niece, Lisa Tomlin of Ceredo. She liked to walk downtown and take the TTA. She liked keeping up with city affairs and debating politics, Tomlin said.
Gallery: Remembering the victims of the Emmons fire, Jan. 13, 2007
Jan. 13, 2015 @ 12:34 PM
Nine people died in the Emmons Jr. apartment building Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007. The victims were Joseph Szilvasi; Briar Harmon, 40; Mary Biss, 69; Ann F. Saleh and her 7-year-old son, Seth Justus; Beatrice Devore Yancey, 45; and siblings Ben Lucas, 19, Angel Lucas, 17, and Quentin Lucas, 14.