Jean H. Menetrez, 75, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who practiced in the Washington area for the past 42 years and who had been an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at George Washington University since 1980, died Dec. 8 at Suburban Hospital after a heart attack.

Dr. Menetrez, a native of France, served in the Free French Air Force during World War II. In 1944, he came to the United States to train as a French cadet in the U.S. Army Air Forces.

He received a medical degree from McGill University in Montreal in 1950 and went to North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C., for a residency in psychiatry.

Dr. Menetrez came to Washington in 1957, then worked 28 years in private practice before joining the Mental Hygiene Clinic of the D.C. Veterans Administration Medical Center in 1985. He worked at the clinic until 1994 but continued with his private practice until his death.

He was a past teaching analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, a life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Washington Psychoanalytic Society.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Janet Menetrez of Bethesda; three children, Jennifer, of Kensington, Frank, of Los Angeles, and Carole, of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.