NEW YORK — Ira Bravin, who worked in WWD’s marketing department in the Sixties, died Friday at his home in Manhattan. He was 83.

The cause of death was lung cancer, according to his daughter, Karin.

Bravin had been with WWD’s marketing department from 1962 to 1970, where his responsibilities included advertising and sales. After leaving WWD, Bravin, with his wife, Jean Thompson Bravin, a former sportswear designer, founded the New York Connection, a trade publication that catered to the textile industry.

In addition to his wife and daughter, Bravin is survived by two grandchildren, Jackson and Charlotte.

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