Robert “Bob” Peters ’52 was born in San Francisco to parents Bill and Angela, who immigrated from Germany and Austria respectively. When Bob graduated from high school, he got a job because he didn’t think he’d get the opportunity to attend college. But his father, a delivery driver for Mothers Cookies, told him to quit, determined that his son get a college education. Bob attended Santa Rosa Junior College, where he became one of the first basketball players to use the jump shot. His time at Santa Rosa lead to a scholarship to play basketball at Santa Clara. He captained the 1952 SCU basketball team that appeared in the first final four tournament ever held.
While at Santa Clara, Bob met the love of his life, Jean Johnson. They married in 1952 and had two children, Bill and Lorraine. Bob worked first as a teacher, then an administrator with East Side Union High School District. He was an avid tennis player long into life. Bob died on February 8, 2021.