David Piss was born in Grodno, Poland. During World War I, he was recruited by the Germans for forced labor in Germany and Poland, in forests and trains. He immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1919 together with a group of pioneers who were sent to Ayelet Hashachar. Later, the group left to Jerusalem and became a team of builders and wells' drillers.
With his marriage to Miriam Markovitz, he settled in Rishon Lezion. He occupied himself with road contracting and wells' drilling. Later, he was a maintenance man at the beer factory "Nesher".
To David Pais credit stand extensive volunteer work: he was a member of the "Haganah; on the Eve of the Independence War, he had put his house in the Carmel street at the disposal of the secret wireless network, the "Avinoam" of the "Haganah" (this network has been spread in most settlements in the country).
He was among the founders of Magen David Adom in the Town. He took part in an advanced first-aid course and became a county instructor in the Rishon Lezion area including the training of communal settlements that were located in the Town; he accompanied them when they inaugurated new settlements.
He also accompanied the training of the "Haganah" and the "Chish" (field forces) in their travels to the Negev and the desert of Judea.
At the outbreak of the of the Independence War, he was among the founders of the hospital in the "Magen David Adom" building where he gave first aid to victims of all the Undergrounds.
After the war he devoted himself to volunteer work in "Chevrat Kadisha". During this activity, he cultivated the old cemetery with great dedication and made it an historic site with a unique character