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Founding member of Harford County’s Just Having Fun Singers dies

As the Just Having Fun Singers were preparing for the holidays, the organization’s founding member, Philip Pace of Bel Air, died at age 61 on Nov. 28.

“We shall do our very best to keep the Just Having Fun Singers going for seven more years,” the group said in a news release.


Seven years ago, several members of the Bel Air Community Chorus were looking for a new direction. Pace called a couple of them and asked about getting a group together to sing at a nursing home, and that’s how Just Having Fun Singers began.

“We didn’t care for the direction of the group,” the group said in the release. “We wanted to do more for the community.”

Just Having Fun Singers founding member Philip Pace, of Bel Air, died at age 61 on Nov. 28.

Currently, the Just Having Fun Singers has 65 members with 15-25 participating at each sing-along. Many of the singers belong to other groups, either currently or in the past: Deer Creek Chorale, Upper Chesapeake Chorus, Bel Air Community Chorus, and Oak Grove’s Living Christmas Tree.

With the holiday season past, Just Having Fun Singers’ next public event will be at the Garden Mart in May 2023.

There aren’t any auditions, rehearsals, dues, costumes and attendance requirements to be a part of the group. For more information, contact us at

“We are more than just a bunch of singers,” JHFS said in a news release. “We consider each other family. After many of our sing-alongs, we share some social time at local restaurants.”

Race is survived by two sons, Noah and Nathan, and several other relatives. Their mother, Sandy, passed away two years ago.

A viewing and memorial service was held at Oak Grove Baptist Church on Dec. 2. . Following his interment, a celebration of life luncheon was held at the church.