Lissa Lee and Gus Panagakos, together with their children, Amanda Huss, of Nanticoke; Tamara Lee and Layla Lee, of Edwardsville; Shane Panagakos, of Dallas; and Kallysta Panagakos, of Dallas, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Elizabeth Spizzuco and the late Richard Mischiara, of Morristown, NJ.
The prospective groom is the son of Eleanor and the late William Panagakos, of Dallas.
Lissa is a 1982 graduate of Chaparral High School, Las Vegas, NV. She earned a certification in massage therapy in 1999 and worked as a therapist for 10 years. She also makes her own extensive line of soaps and other skin care products for her Back Mountain Soap Company. Along with her skin care products, she works as a habilitation technician for Bayada Habilitation Home Health Care and is currently working to earn her CNA certification.
Gus is a 1984 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science from Wilkes University in 1988. He has worked as a database administrator for over 22 years.
The couple was engaged on Feb. 11, 2015 during a long, romantic and private dinner at The Beaumont Inn, Dallas. They reside in Dallas and are planning an outdoor ceremony on July 11, 2015.