SANTA MONICA — The family of the American yachting couple killed by Somali pirates has requested that donations in the name of Scott and Jean Adam be made to St. Monica Catholic Church where they were longtime parishioners.

Funeral arrangements were pending Wednesday, but the church’s website says family has requested contributions to its music program. Jean Adam sang in the choir and the couple distributed Bibles as they sailed around the world.

The Adams and two American sailing companions were shot to death early Tuesday after their yacht was overtaken by pirates near Oman.

The FBI released a statement from Adams’ family members, identified only as the Sem family of Escondido, Calif., saying their hearts were broken and they were grieving in private.

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