Willen

Elyse Willen, daughter of Drs. Michael and Marlene Willen of Pepper Pike, married Ryan Panitz, son of Gary and Susie Panitz of Tucson, Ariz., on Sept. 1, 2019, at the Ritz-Carlton Cleveland. Rabbi Hal Rudin Luria officiated.

The bride is the granddaughter of Dr. Raymond and Lee Willen, and Michael Donner and Stefanie Donner Hellering, all of blessed memory. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in public affairs from Indiana University and an MBA from John Carroll University. Elyse works as the director of strategic sourcing at the UT South Western Medical Center in Dallas.

The groom is the grandson of Herman and Henrietta Kopel, and Louis and Rose Panitz, all of blessed memory. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. Ryan is a manager in technology at American Airlines in Fort Worth, Texas.

Following a honeymoon in Tanzania and Kenya, they resides in Dallas.