Kirk Alexander Metzerott, 83, a colonel on the staff of Gen. Douglas MacArthur during World War II and a retired stockbroker, died of cancer Monday at his home in Key Biscayne, Fla.
Col. Metzerott was born in Vienna, Austria, where he studied medicine, and came to Washington with his family as an infant. He graduated from Central High School and Princeton University. During World War I, he was commissioned in the Army and saw service in France.
Following the war, he was in the automobile business in South Bend, Ind., and in Detroit.
In World War II, he was called to active duty as a reserve officer and was assigned to MacArthur's staff. His military decorations included the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the Commendation Medal.
Col. Metzerott returned to Washington after the second war and worked as a stockbroker until his retirement in 1971, when he moved to Key Biscayne.
Survivors include his wife, Edna C., of the home; four daughters, Luch M. Sawyer, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Sally and Henriette, both of New York, and Mrs. William Howard, of Miami, Fla., and a sister, Gertrude Johnston, of St. petersburg, Fla.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.