J. Russell Coffey


Age: 109

the last World War I veteran in Ohio and one of only three known remaining U.S. veterans of the conflict who did not see action overseas when he enlisted in the Army in October 1918 just a month before the Allied powers and Germany signed a cease-fire agreement, who drove his car until he was 104 and lived independently until 2004.

Cause of Death: Old age

Born: September 1, 1898

Died: December 20, 2007

Baltimore, Ohio