In 1980, John A. Peters, son of Robert, graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. After his internship at a Hatheway-Tedesco funeral home in Meadville, John received his mortuary license in 1982 and began working at the Robert Peters Funeral Home, Inc. Subsequently, in 1986, John purchased a funeral home at 501 5th Avenue, New Kensington, from Richard G. Churchfield and renamed the business Churchfield-Peters Funeral Home. Then, in 1994, John took over all responsibilities at Robert Peters Funeral Home upon the retirement his father.
In 1998, Robert E. Peters died from cancer at the age of 67.