Anthony Sanchez-Day Obituary


LAWRENCE, KS – Anthony J. Sanchez-Day, 46, of Lawrence, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

He was born July 21, 1974, in Topeka, the son of Frederick Sanchez and Delores M. Pimentel-Day. He graduated from Grand River Academy in Ashtabula, Ohio, and attended Haskell University for Liberal Arts.

Anthony was a freelance writer. His writings included poetry and short stories.

He was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. Anthony offered his creative writing skills by volunteering with inmate programs at the Douglas County Jail. His work with the inmate reentry program was his passion.

Anthony was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Delores.

Survivors include his step-father, Robert Day, Lawrence; a son, Ontario and a daughter, Ana; one brother, Robert Day, III, Lawrence; three aunts, Margaret Vasquez (Richard), and Barbara Calvillo (Frank), all of Topeka, and Linda Leavitt (Jack), Lakewood Ranch, FL; one uncle, Blas Ortiz (Linda), Topeka; several cousins, including, Lisa Ortiz, Topeka, Sara Ortiz, Gabriel Ortiz (Jessica) and Christine Ortiz, all of Lawrence; a niece, Calli Day, and a nephew, Robert IV Day, both of Lawrence. Several friends in Anthony’s life whom he considered his brothers as extended family.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 19th at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Friday with a Rosary to be prayed at 10:30. Please wear a mask for the services. Burial will follow in the Dance Ground Cemetery, west of Mayetta. Memorials are suggested to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Inmate Resource Fund, 111 E. 11th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044, or in care of the funeral home, PO Box 280, Hoyt, KS 66440. Online condolences may be made at

  • Courtesy of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home