Mr. Ernst came from a long line of bakers, the first of whom emigrated to this country from Austria. He took over the Century Bakery in 1981 and ran it with his wife. The bakery became a Bridgeton fixture.
Mr. Tolbert's experiences serving with the Army overseas and as a White House page taught him how to use diplomacy in everyday life. The skills came in handy later, when he worked at Boeing and as a community activist.