Anthony Sanchez-Day 1974-2021
Anthony J. Sanchez-Day, 46, Lawrence, died Friday, March 5, 2021, at The University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City.
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.
Mr. Sanchez-Day was a freelance writer, including poetry and short stories.
He was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. He volunteered with inmate programs at the Douglas County Jail.
Survivors include his stepfather, Robert Day, Lawrence; a son, Ontario and a daughter, Ana; a brother, Robert Day III, Lawrence; three aunts, Margaret Vasquez and husband Richard and Barbara Calvillo and husband Frank, all of Topeka, and Linda Leavitt and husband Jack, Lakewood Ranch, Fla.; an uncle, Blas Ortiz and wife Linda, Topeka; several cousins, including Lisa Ortiz, Topeka, Sara Ortiz, Gabriel Ortiz and wife Jessica and Christine Ortiz, all of Lawrence; and a niece, Calli Day, and a nephew, Robert Day IV, both of Lawrence.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Delores.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 19 at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday with a rosary to be prayed at 10:30 a.m. Please wear a mask for the services. Burial will follow in the Dance Ground Cemetery west of Mayetta.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Inmate Resource Fund, 111 E. 11th St., Lawrence, KS 66044; or sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 280, Hoyt, KS 66440.