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Mr. John J. Righetti

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National President

Local Address: Mars, Pennsylvania, United States
Carpatho-Rusyn Society
915 Dickson Street
Munhall , Pennsylvania 15120
United States

Company Description: The Carpatho-Rusyn Society has purchased the historic former Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Munhall, Pennsylvania to convert it into the nation's first...   more

Employment History


  • degrees , English Writing and Russian and East European Studies
    University of Pittsburgh
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Carpatho-Rusyn Society, 26 July 2014 [cached]
The delegation included John Righetti, National President of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, and members of the National Capital Chapter: Dr. Elaine Rusinko, Dr. Mikulá Popovi, Dr. Larry Brindza, Christie Slifkey , and World Congress of Rusyns chairman Dr. Paul R. Magocsi.
From left: Mikulá Popovi, John Righetti, EU political counselor Reinhold Brender, Paul R. Magocsi, Elaine Rusinko, Christie Slifkey.
From left: Larry Brindza, Christie Slifkey, John Righetti, Elaine Rusinko, Paul R. Magocsi.
At the Embassy of Poland, C-RS National President John Righetti presents Ambassador Janusz Reiter with C-RS publications. (Also pictured: Paul R. Magocsi, Mikulá Popovi, and Elaine Rusinko.)
"Butler Memorial Hospital is ..., 18 Nov 2008 [cached]
"Butler Memorial Hospital is honored to be recognized for the fourth year in a row with this prestigious award," said John Righetti, spokesperson for Butler Health System.
Slovaks and Carpatho-Rusyns Share Similarities Yet Have Differences, 4 Nov 2007 [cached]
The guest lecturer was National Carpatho-Rusyn Society President, John Righetti, who addressed a standing-room-only audience in the Embassy's main hall."Slovaks and Rusyns have lived with each other for so long that to some, it is sometimes hard to tell the difference," explained Righetti, who has lectured extensively throughout the U.S. on East European topics and has led multiple tours to the Rusyn-inhabited regions of Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine.Mr. Righetti outlined the settlement of eastern Slovakia by Rusyns and Slovaks— Rusyns coming from the east and Slovaks from the west—and discussed the similarities."If Rusyns and East Slovaks eat similar foods and dress in similar ways, this is to be expected because food and clothing are influenced by weather and topography - what the weather is like and what kinds of things you can grow.If you live in the same place, these items should be similar," he explained.But he also outlined the dramatic differences between the two groups: Rusyns entirely rooted in Eastern Byzantine culture complete with Eastern Christian religion, Cyrillic alphabet, and East Slavic language; Slovaks rooted in Western Christianity complete with Latin alphabet and West Slavic language."It became harder after the 1870s when active Magyarization policies forced the Latin alphabet on a portion of the Rusyn population and an ever-growing Latinization and westernization approach was taken."
"Today, Rusyns and Slovaks both live in Slovakia, and the current Slovak government is supportive of Rusyn culture," Righetti said.
1212-n04, 12 Dec 2003 [cached]
John Righetti, a BMH spokesman, said the meeting schedule would be made public as soon as it is finished.
BMH's board of trustees is considering moving the hospital to a Butler Township property near the Butler Commons Shopping Center.
Rusyn delights -, 3 Aug 2005 [cached]
That's probably news to most people who live in this region, says John J. Righetti of Ohio Township.The heritage and cuisine of Carpatho-Rusyns -- people who trace their ancestry to the Carpathian Mountains of east-central Europe and their faith to the Eastern Christian church -- aren't common subjects in history texts or community cookbooks.
There are familiar threads to other ethnic and religious groups, Righetti says, which makes Rusyns quite recognizable to Pittsburghers, however.
Righetti, food festival chairman and national president of the the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, hopes the event sparks interest not only in Rusyn (pronounced ROOS-en) foods but in the culture and heritage.
Some show strong influences from neighboring cultures, including Hungarian, Romanian and Polish, says Righetti, who is executive director of communications for Butler Hospital in Butler.
Last Saturday, Righetti, his wife, Jackie, and their children -- Caitlin, 17; Alex, 15; Ileana, 12; and Andrew, 7 -- worked with parishioners Bob and Carol Willgruber of Economy and two friends of Righetti -- Alice and Helen Bires, both of Forest Hills -- putting finishing touches on several Rusyn delicacies for the three-day food festival.
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