Ralph Delahaye Paine Jr., 84, publisher of Fortune magazine from 1953 to 1967. Paine was editor and managing editor of Fortune from 1941 to 1953, when he became publisher. He also served as publisher of Architectural Forum from 1954 to 1963 and House and Home in 1962 and 1963. In 1938, he became a personal assistant to Henry R. Luce, founder of Time, Life and Fortune. During World War II, he was managing director in London of the newsreel “The March of Time” and was in charge of European operations for Time publications before becoming a war correspondent in the Pacific. At his death, he was president and treasurer of a real estate company. In New York City on Saturday of heart failure.