When a friend died without relatives able to take care of the funeral arrangements, he would say, “I will see to burying him properly.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
If a friend died and there was no one to receive the body, the Master would say, Let me handle the funeral proceedings.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.