Kenneth D. Alexander, a longtime municipal employee who most recently had been serving as the town’s controller, died Saturday at home.

Alexander, 64, had worked in the Finance Department since December 1999, and was the town’s controller since December 2008. He was a Milford resident.

“Among his many financial management and reporting responsibilities, Ken played a major role in managing our pension investment funds and achieving maximum return for the town’s investment portfolio,” First Selectman Jim Marpe said in a statement. “His commitment to his job and to the financial strength of this town was admirable.”

Marpe added, “On behalf of the town of Westport and his fellow employees, we extend our sincerest condolences to Ken’s family and friends. He will be sorely missed.”

Before joining the town’s staff, Alexander had been a longtime employee at Citytrust bank in Bridgeport.

He was born in Bridgeport and remained an area resident all of his life, according to his obituary. He graduated from Fairfield College Preparatory School and Fairfield University, and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.

According to the obituary notice, Alexander enjoyed living near the water and, in his free time, would often sit on the beach with a book. He was also an avid golfer.

Survivors include his children, Jennifer and husband David Speringo of Spring, Texas; son Christian and wife Krystyna Alexander of Monroe; three sisters, Margaret Alexander of Bridgeport, Maureen and husband Jim Fullerton of Scotts Valley, Calif., and Deborah and husband Bud Salerno of Santa Cruz, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Ava and Olivia Speringo and Kailey, Colin and Kamryn Alexander.

A memorial service is planned Sunday, Aug. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull. A prayer service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, an organization long supported by Alexander.