Cynthia Adele (Pease) Start aged 79, passed away September 8, 2017 in Wilmington, DE after a long illness.

Born in Orwigsburg, PA to Donald E. and Helen (Brodhecker) Pease, Cynthia graduated from Conrad High School 1955 with Valedictorian Honors. Cynthia then attended the University of Delaware, graduating in 1959 with a degree in Chemistry with High Honors. After graduation she worked at the Naval Underwater Ordinance Station in R.I. as a Chemist. She returned to Del. and worked for the DuPont Co in the Chemical Patent Office. Cynthia married Alan E. Start in 1959 and they had three children together.

Cynthia is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Alan E. Start; her children, Pamela Letts (Gary), William A. Start (Maria), and Jennifer A. Start; and three grandchildren, Alex, Benjamin, and Jenna Start. After her children left home she returned to the University of Delaware and earned a degree in accounting with honors. Cynthia was an avid reader and loved animals. She was also very involved in a variety of musical groups such as the Chesapeake Brass Band where she played Trombone. She also sang in the St. Philips Lutheran Church Choir, and the Northern Delaware Oratorio Society.

Services will be held Thursday, September 14th at McCrery & Harra, 3710 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilm., DE. Friends may visit starting 10:00 am. Services begin at 11:00 am. Burial will be private.