Dr. Maurice W. “Big” Black, 75, of Idyllwild, died of a heart attack Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, in Idyllwild.

He was born Nov. 2, 1932 in Carmichaels, Pa.

Dr. Black served in the U.S. Navy as an officer.

He was a very well-respected psychiatrist and friend in Long Beach for more than 50 years, and in Hemet for five years.

Dr. Black was a good friend of Bill W’s for more than 26 years. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and friends.

He is survived by his loving family.

Donations in his memory may be made to either the International Doctors in AA or the Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, and mailed to Sue Dougherty, P.O. Box 1581, Whittier, CA 90609-1581.